Sadly I haven’t managed that winter sun holiday yet, but I have just returned from a lovely long weekend on the Isle of Wight, which was stormy and wet. So how do you stay stylish on autumnal country walks in sturdy, practical footwear?

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Beach walking at Puckpool

These boots – by FitFlop – are pretty cool, right? Sometimes I don’t think FitFlop quite get it on point with the design as they can look a bit clunky and unflattering, but I love the boxer boot style of this pair. The reason they look more slimline than the brand’s usual shape is that they feature a new, slimline sole which offers the ultimate in comfort (they really are a joy to wear). They also come in black, brown and a lovely bright yellow (below), as well as the grey I’m wearing here, all of which have a cosy, furry lining. Great for keeping out theΒ ArcticΒ wind.

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Polar sneakers, Β£145, fitflop.co.uk

But you probably don’t want to risk your suede boots once the rain arrives, even if you have taken the precaution of spraying with a good protector. And why should you take that risk when there are such amazing wellies on offer? I’ve written about Hunter’s amazing lace-up rubber sneakers before (here) but my latest find are these ankle boots by Ilse Jacobsen.

post walk; Ilse Jacobsen boots

These are the coolest yet, in my opinion. They are fleece lined with a lovely pop of colour and really, really easy (unlike some wellington boots) to slip off when you get home. They come in so many colour options too: you can try these black ones with blue or yellow instead of orange on the sole, or the brave can opt for a bright red or yellow pair. Who said winter was dreary?

Ilse Jacobsen boots, Β£95, coggles.com

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