It may be summertime now in Hong Kong, but we'll be trading in our flip-flops for a pair of boots before we know it. Stay ahead of the game with our top five boot picks for women from Fall/Winter 2012:
1. Gianvito Rossi
These black suede booties with feather trim (HK$7,700) are the perfect mix of style and sass. The black and red feathers provide that extra oomph factor to your outfit, be it with cigarette jeans or a smoking dress.
Gianvito Rossi, G/F, 10 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2522 4001, www.gianvitorossi.com
The Tod's ankle boot with monk strap offers a strong and casual look. We love the warm suede material and the extra platform in the front for an extra few inches that won't kill our feet.
TOD'S, Shop G19-20, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2810 8692, www.tods.com
Bondage anyone? These Urban Lux Viollet black boots from Bally (HK$11,590) with a leather criss-cross design offer a touch of naughtiness to your otherwise everyday outfit.
BALLY, Shop 2089B, IFC, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3856 2899, www.bally.com
We like Gucci's Arizona boot for its sleek, brown silhouette that matches pretty much anything in your wardrobe. Plus, the light brown heel creates a subtle yet interesting contrast.
Gucci, Shop G23-30, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 2524 4492, www.gucci.com
With the help of ace designer Karl Lagerfield, Hogan’s F/W collection fuses haute couture and urban-chic styles. These grey soft suede ankle boots with a rubber sole and kitten heel makes them practical for all types of weather.
HOGAN, Shop 2087, IFC, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2234 0208, www.hogan.com