5 best fashion brands for seriously chunky boots for women in autumn winter 2021

We’ve stretched out wearing our loafers and ballerinas long enough, and now that we’re well into the cold weather, only boots will cut it. A stomping style is the It buy of the season: they’re fashion-forward without feeling outrageous, and equal parts practical and stylish. 

If you’re looking for a way to give an instant style update to your autumn/winter outfits this year, look no further than the chunky boot. Versatile, stylish and comfy – we promise you, we’re not having you on.

The chunky boot is all about thick, sturdy soles so the practicality element of this shoe trend is strong – but without compromising any fashion prowess. In fact, the right pair of chunky boots can be all you need to complete your outfit effortlessly and stylishly.

There’s so many styles to choose from too: you could go for a fashionable take on wellies; a knee-high style; opt

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The Hottest Brands to Watch

Sustainability was the word of the day at this year’s Copenhagen Fashion Week for the spring 2022 season. The Danish capital’s newly implemented rule states that all brands participating in shows must be at least 60 percent sustainable to be included. And everything Danes do—from the beauty products they put on their impossibly fresh faces to the overcoats they wear in case of a quick rainstorm to the Teslas they drive—stems from a sustainable or eco-conscious mindset.

Not only are Copenhagen residents ahead of the curve sustainability-wise, they also have one of the most gender-fluid and diverse fashion weeks. During a whirlwind three days, most of the collections I saw were entirely unisex. Some brands showed love for women’s bodies by having pregnant women walk in their shows, which I appreciated. Curiously enough, instead of the candy-colored street style seen on editors and influencers, the runway looks tended to be

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Holly Willoughby’s gingham midi dress is from one of her favourite fashion brands

Take inspiration from Holly’s wardrobe with this patchwork number (The Independent)

Take inspiration from Holly’s wardrobe with this patchwork number (The Independent)

There’s no denying that Holly Willoughby’s This Morning outfits have become as much of a talking point as any of the stories featured on the show itself – and this week’s looks are no exception.

Yesterday, Holly chose an elegant white midi dress from British fashion brand LK Bennett and it gave us some serious warm-weather outfit inspo.

For today’s show, the presenter has opted for another summer-ready dress, but this time it’s from one of her go-to labels – Rixo.

A brand she has frequently worn in the past – including this blue shirt dress (£305, Rixo.co.uk) – Rixo first launched in 2015 and has since built a reputation among the fashion pack for being the perfect destination for dresses, thanks to its ability to seamlessly combine vintage-inspired silhouettes with statement patterns.

Holly’s choice for today

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What is avant-basic? Brands like Lisa Says Gah popularize funky patterns

Have you started to notice the same funky patterns all over Instagram and TikTok? Bright colors and bold fabrics have been featured all over the place so often, they’re hardly unique anymore.

Back in December, writer Emma Hope Allwood sagely named this style “avant-basic.”

“It’s algorithm fashion…. quirkiness in the age of mechanical reproduction… vintage without the effort… if summer from 500 days of summer was an insta gal with a mullet,” she said.

“Avant,” of course, comes from the term “avant-garde,” which denotes unusual or experimental ideas, like the funky patterns rampant within this trend cycle. Basic means seemingly the opposite — it’s something unoriginal or mainstream. Pairing these words together in one term describes an unorthodox style that’s been adopted by so many people, it’s no longer radical.

“Avant-garde patterns are paired with not-so-avant-garde styling. The clothes are different, but so many people wear them, and

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