Nine autumn shoe trends we need in our lives right now!

Let's face it, the best thing about autumn is the footwear. Ankle boots, knee-high boots… basically anything that comes in a lovely tan leather.

But there are loads of other amazing autumn shoe trends out there that are perfect for transitioning into winter. Here are a few of our faves…

1. Snakeskin
This is a seriously sophisticated print that brings a touch of class to any shoe – just don't go overboard and match it to your bag and jacket! We love these light brown heels from Zara (€69.99) – perfect for that pre-Christmas night out.

2. Chunky platform soles
Tougher boots are all the rage this season – we just know these Quiz boots would be perfect for jumping in puddles and piles of leaves. Or, ya know, just walking like a normal adult. They're a steal at €47!

3. Over-the-knee boots
Channel Peter Pan with some suede over-the-knee style. Think how warm your legs will be! Perfect with a skinny jean and a big woolly winter coat. These olive green ones from Aldo (€150) will see you through to 2015.

4. Prints
Whether it's a heel, a flat or a boot, go for a graphic print to really stand out this season. We love these leopard print lace-up loafers from Office (€47) – perfect with dark tights or jeans.

5. Lace-up boots
Think hiker chic! These black Topshop boots (€98) combine practicality and style – just look at those rose gold buckles. Divine.

6. Strappy sandals
Wow, we never thought these would come back into fashion after we resigned our pair from Junior Cert Results Night to storage. If you're not ready to go for 2001 vintage just yet, splash out on a new pair, like these studded black ones from Office (€70):

7. Cut-out Chelsea boots
We can't get enough of this style. Go for basic black with this chunky buckled pair from New Look (€39.99):

Or splash out on these exquisite tan leather boots from Kurt Geiger (€109):

8. Luxe sport shoes
A kick-ass pair of sneakers is an essential in any fashionista's wardrobe, and we love the luxe pairs that are around this season. River Island's high tops (€65) are definitely on our autumn wish list:

9. Loafers
Not just for your grandad! This patent pair from Zara (€69.95) are seriously stunning…

Or tone things down with this suede option from River Island (€50):