How to Wear Biker Boots

If you fancy channelling your inner rebel with a style worn by the coolest rule-breakers, then consider adding a biker boot to your shoe rotation. These punky, edgy boots have been a wardrobe staple for decades – and with good reason.

Whether ankle high or just below the knee; leather or lace-up, biker boots’ chunky moulded soles and low heel height make them a no-brainer when you need a cool and classic shoe that doesn’t compromise on practicality.

Not all that rebellious? No problem. Biker boots are easy to rock, whatever your lifestyle – from the everyday school run to a dress-up event. If you’re tempted, aren’t quite sure how to style them, don’t worry – we’re here to inspire you with different types of biker boots and tips on what to wear with your pair (Harley-Davidson, optional…)

Types of biker boots

Leather biker boots

Since they were originally designed to protect riders out on the road, it’s no surprise that you’ll find most biker boots made from classic leather – —like our Orinoco 2 Style in black leather. The ultimate versatile boot, this is a pair that will work with anything in your wardrobe.

Suede biker boots

For a softer take on the biker look, try suede biker boots. Ideal for those who are just introducing the style to their wardrobes, suede biker boots offer a more feminine feel and look great with floaty dresses and playful prints. Opt for our Orinoco Style 2 in sand suede for a subtle nod to the biker vibe.

Lace-up biker boots

For a truly authentic touch, choose a lace-up biker boot. Laces were part of the original biker boot design, so they’re guaranteed to give you an edgy-meets-classic look.

Buckle biker boots

Bold and confident, take your biker aesthetic to the next level with buckle boots. Silver or gold buckles really make a statement, especially when paired with a lace-up fastening.

Heeled biker boots

Biker boots are designed to look tough, but if you like a little more elegance, try a heeled style.

Knee high biker boots

Want to look bang-on-trend, with no compromise on warmth? We hear you. Choose knee-high biker boots for a look that really makes a statement – and feels great to wear, too.

What to wear with biker boots

The beauty of biker boots is that you can team them with almost any outfit and wear any time of the year. In summer they toughen up boho dresses, and in winter they add an edge to your favourite jeans.

Biker boots with a dress or skirt

Rework your soft, romantic summer mini or midi dresses by adding biker boots, for an easy autumn-ready way to toughen up the look (and make the most of your wardrobe through the seasons). We love pairing ours with a floral, layered number for a contrast that looks 100% up-to-date.

Try an A-line mini skirt and bare legs or opaque tights for a 60s-inspired look, or team your boots with a maxi peasant skirt and channel a 90s grungy vibe. When temperatures drop, add a cosy knit for texture, warmth and to soften the look.

Biker boots with jeans

Ankle-skimming mom jeans or an on-trend flared pair teamed with biker boots gives a contemporary look that’s super simple – and showcases your shoes to perfection. Or try teaming chunky boots with that old faithful, the skinny jean, for a classic look you can rely on time and again. Wear with layers like a plain tee, knitted jumper, leather jacket or blazer and a blanket scarf to complete your outfit.

Biker boots with leggings

Wear your biker boots with leggings and let your boots do all the talking. Keep the rest of your outfit casual and choose boots with buckles or stud embellishment for a true style statement.

Biker boots with leather trousers

Nothing says confidence like leather on leather. Up the style ante with matte leather leggings and your favourite boots – and try mixing it up with other tactile textures in your outfit, like an oversized sweater, silk shirt or blanket scarf, for a super-strong ensemble. Actually hopping on a bike? Go for head-to-toe leather!

Ready to rock biker boots? Explore our collection of women’s biker boots and men’s biker boots, or find out more about how to dress for autumn.