It’s that time of year again…boots weather time. Don’t be sad if you’re still mourning summer – I don’t know about you but I was rocking a pair of boots or two with some cute summer dresses. I just mean, it’s now officially ‘boots of any kind’ weather. I’m talking thigh-high and alpine-style; the return of the sock boot and so many other styles.
As you know, I love a good suit set and some ways I keep this look fresh and fun is by adding a pair of boots to the mix, instead of a standard heel. I also love my shorts (in case you hadn’t noticed!) so a long boot is perfect for making my look more city chic – and for keeping my legs warm – because this is London after all!
These over-the-knee boots are the perfect autumnal footwear in my opinion. I love wearing them with shorts or jumper dresses – it completes the look and balances the outfit because you don’t show so much leg. I love them in all colours – black is a classic; white makes a statement and a dark red is perfect for a night out or when you want to be a bit different but it’s raining (white boots and London weather is a risk, I know).
A mix of a 90s trend and a throwback to anyone who did cadet training in school, this boots were once mocked by anyone who thought they knew about fashion but the laugh is on them. Now these boots are deemed cute and the only way to toughen up a pretty and prim girlie dress. Plus they’re super comfy and I don’t know about you but London’s cobbles get to me and I can’t be sprinting about in a heeled boot all the time.
I’m here for these. You can go classic suede with a buckle or opt for sleeker leather styles with embroidered details and funky heels. You might need to style this one carefully though as too much denim or accessorising with a hat could make you look like the next cast member of Nashville – did anyone else watch that show? – so I’d say pair them with any feminine-detailed dress or skirt-top combo and you’re good. If you’re brave, try out denim – why not?! But maybe stick to a jacket with a lace cami or a silk slip skirt.
This is not personally one of the trends that I wear the most but even I can’t deny fashion’s obsession with the utility boot that I’ve always sectioned to a hiking trip. Go big or go home with this one and keep your eyes peeled for contrasting laces and alpine or shearling trims – so people don’t actually think you’re off to climb a mountain post-brunch.
This is by far one of the most flattering boots trends around. Making your leg into this enviously-toned limb, a good pair of sock boots could get you to consider ditching the gym membership. I usually stick with black as it’s versatile and then I can let me outfit be loud and do the talking but block colours like a deep red or even a snakeskin print could really work for you. I love sock boots as the worst thing is when your boots hit the most awkward point of your calf or ankle – these are a dream and skim right past it.