The clocks have only just gone back and yet already it seems like winter outside. While it feels like only yesterday that we were enjoying the heady days of summer, we now need to remember how to dress for cold weather. A good starting point might just be & Other Stories' padded boots.
The first talking point must be that they look remarkably similar to Louis Vuitton's pillowy ankle boots, which have been worn by everyone from Viola Davis to Florence Pugh to Sophie Turner. The reason for their popularity must be that they're part-slipper part-boot, ensuring comfort, snug factor and fashion kudos all at the same time.
At £135, Stories' boots are available in brown or black and are made of recycled polyamide. They will protect your feet in rain, snow and anything else that may befall us all this winter. Plus, they'll look remarkably cool with jeans or midi dresses, making them a truly versatile and worthwhile purchase.
In fact, if you need some inspiration as to how to style these bad boys, look to Instagram, where the likes of Susie Lau and Pernille Teisbaek have offered plenty of ingenious ideas.
And just think how smug you'll feel if there's a surprise snow day and your feet are encased in these cosy boots. You'll be skipping your way to work, free of the fear of contracting trench foot because your ballet pumps got soaking wet in a puddle of sludge.