Boots to buy now and wear forever

Every autumn in Canberra, when those first leaves start turning red, there’s a collective cheer from the onthecover office. Boots! It’s time for boots! We are embarrassingly excited about the prospect of pulling on the much-loved and much-worn styles that have seen us through, year after year. And our most worn style is always the oh-so versatile ankle boot.  

The special thing about ankle boots in Canberra, is they get more use than any pair of summer slides. From early autumn, we’re pulling on our ankle boots with denim shorts and long-sleeve dresses; all the way through spring’s pleated midis and 7/8 distressed denim. Whatever the time of year, ankle boots are our go-to style.

We fully support updating your boot wardrobe each season with new brands and fresh styles, but today we’ve found 12 pairs of beautiful boots that you will wear and love year after year. Shop our favourite boots below, and look forward to an extended season of boot love.

DISCLAIMER: Unless otherwise specified, all images featured are not the property of We endeavour to always credit the correct, original source of every image. If you think a credit may be incorrect, please contact us at [email protected]