While bell sleeves, adornments and textured fabulousness headlines this season’s edit, there is a cool and chic perennial which has once again reinvented itself to make it a winter must-have.
This year’s boot offering is cool and chic, yet it cannot help but turn up the heat on any outfit – building the look from the ground up… literally!
Nothing says winter style like boots; and let’s face it, in the practical sense, they are all that and more when it comes to keeping your tootsies toasty and warm.
Be they cut out or classic, flat or heeled, knee-high or ankle – the boot is the quintessential dateless-meets-on trend wardrobe pillar.
They can take a classic understated outfit and lend a touch of creative loveliness; or they can add an edge and a sharpness to softer, more delicate concepts.
They can be the leading lady or the understudy; the main course or dessert. As functional as frivolous; as towering as tantalising.
These boots were, indeed, made for walking (or running if you dare) and whatever you choose to pair them with, the rules are as variant as the length, height and style.
Long flowing dresses, skirts, pantsuits … boots lend a strong and decisive edge to the usual feminine façade. Their sass will deliver an attitude adjustment to any winter look with a flash of colour, a teasing pattern or a statement toe or heel.
The key is to find what works for you (isn’t it always?). Don’t compromise.
Be strategic. These are investment pieces and worth the consideration and money spent.
So, now, best foot forward.