You can’t beat a good boot. They might be more of an investment than other items in your wardrobe but buy the right pair and they will work hard for you for years to come. It’ll come as no surprise to you that I LOVE a good boot and have built up quite a collection over the years.
If you are in need of a new pair, I’ve done the research for you. Read on to see my pick of what’s out there right now that could be your new fave pair.
Don’t write off suede as being impractical for winter. A good spray with a protector (repeated regularly) will mean an unexpected (light) shower won’t do any damage.
I often have requests for navy boots, particularly from women you have banished black from their wardrobes. This beautiful pair caught my eye immediately as an elegant and comfortable looking pair with it’s block heel and elasticated back.
A metallic boot
If you are looking for an easy way to add a touch of drama into your autumn outfits without going super-glam, how about these metallic ankle boots? They are cut quite low which is good if you like the shape of your ankles. If you feel you have chucky ankles, choose something cut a bit higher. (If you need wider fit boots see the links at the end of this blog.)
If you are more of a silver person, how about these western style boots which are still all the rage.
I’m a sucker for animal print anywhere in my outfit, from a scarf to a shirt or even on my feet. These colours are great at this time of year and the shape of this boot makes it elegant with structure.
Last winter saw a resurgence of the knee high boot (and longer). Wear them under skirts and dresses or over your slim fit trousers and jeans. They add some polish to any outfit.
Over knee boots
This is the length of choice for the fashionistas and I have to say, having invested in a pair of over knee boots several years ago, I’ve worn them plenty of times both under longer dresses and over slim jeans. I was worried they’d feel a bit ‘Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman’ but mine are very flat and easily elevate any winter outfit, from jeans and a slouchy jumper to a simple knitted dress.
A heel brings in the glam factor if you’d rather a more dressy feel.
If you find longer boots tricky for fit or you need extra support, check out these brands below:
I hope that round up has got you in the mood for digging out your old favourites and embracing the style opportunities ahead!