If the number one best thing about autumn/winter is shaving anymore (hurrah!) then number two must be the boots!
Knee boots, colourful wellies, thigh boots, flats, velvet, colour and heels. We love them all, and there’s plenty to shout about for 2017.
This year is all about the statement boot. Colour and texture are big news and opulent fabrics are in. Lots of our favourite 40+ trendsetters are talking heels but we’re also loving some of the chunkier flats about and as always there are some classic options that go with everything.
Yes, these are high, but we love them nonetheless. Firstly because of that ornate detailing! A beautiful trim of ivy styled jewels runs right up that back. Yes, they are high, but they are also sock heels, so easy to pull on and worn over a pair of leather jeans are going to look amazing for festive gatherings.
On the chunkier, but no less stylish end of the ankle boot spectrum are these pointy-toed gems from Topshop (we KNOW!). Love the buckles – they give us a ‘Jagger, circa ’68 feel’ that we heart big time.
Sateen Sloucher Boots, £79.99
The ‘sloucher’ boot is back in a big way this season, but we’re avoiding the slightly sloppy looking round-toed versions (too many early ‘noughties flashbacks). Instead, we’re fans of these thigh high options. Don’t be put off by high tall they are either – they look FAB under skirts and sweater dresses.
JIMMY CHOO Hanover 85 Crystal-embellished Glittered Leather Ankle Boots, £895
Hanover 85 crystal-embellished glittered leather ankle boots
Why yes, yes these are in fact the most beautiful boots ever. And worth every single penny. NO, they’re not exactly school run friendly but who CARES. Wear them and nothing else – no one will even notice.
These are the day-to-day, go-with-everything, wear-for-years option that everyone can enjoy. Well cut, chunky heel and not going to get ruined with a little weather – just protect that suede.
Mixed texture – check. Stud detailing – check. Leopard – check. Wearable height – check. These are the cutest little boots that have everything!
Gorgeous colour and a chunky mannish heel make these the antidote to a lot of the uber-feminine styles running rampant at the moment. They’ll see you through plenty of winter fairs, trampy dog walks and afternoons by the pub fire – right through the spring in fact.