Sunday, 31 January 2016

Going back to your boots!

We just love our boots! Boots are more than just staple footwear for winter; they can be practical or uber-stylish and are extremely versatile for dressing up or down. Investing in a couple of pairs will see you through from workdays to weekends to evenings out.

As they are usually a big investment, buying the right ones is essential, simply follow our tips below and you’ll be beautifully booted in no time!

Go long? or short?
The important thing to remember when buying your boots is not just what fashion is dictating but what suits your personal style, your leg length and shape. It’s so easy to fall in love with a great- looking pair of boots, but are they going to look great on your feet and will they flatter your overall look? The good news is that with such a fabulous choice this season in the stores you will find several styles that work for you.

Ankle boots and shoe boots
The ankle length styles with a flat heel are practical and cute. If you are shorter in the leg, however, they can be unflattering if worn with a skirt so make sure you keep your tights the same colour to avoid ‘chopping’ your legs to look shorter.

The shoe boot is perfect for a smarter look when worn with trousers and the elegant styles could be worn with your work suit if you don’t need a dress formal look. The more funky styles will work with jeans or for evening wear so you can wear them as an alternative to heeled shoes on a night out.

The knee high
If you wear knee high boots with a skirt then make sure it is an appropriate length. If you have nice knees then you can wear a skirt that finishes above or on the knee. If you have bigger knees then the skirt should finish just below them where the leg is slimmer so that you won’t draw attention to them. If you can’t find a pair of knee highs that fit your calves then check out specialist boot makers such as
Ted & Muffy and The Shoe Tailor, both who offer a wider fit or stretchy inserts.

The UGG boot
Who would have thought Australian sheepskin could be so stylish – even in the hot weather? We love the look of a young girl wearing them with a cute short skirt. They are so popular with some new versions appearing and are perfect for slouchy comfort in style. It might not be the best boot for everyone though and definitlely doesn’t work in a formal office environment, even on dress casual Friday.

The key to knowing which boots are best for you and how to wear them is understanding your body shape, scale and style personality.

Why not ensure you make the right decisions when investing in those boots by treating yourself to a consultation with one of our consultants.

Afterwards you will know exactly what suits you and make wise decisions when shopping.

Check out our Pinterest board for more inspiration.