Boot Season! Here’s how I’ve styled mine, this Autumn
The first items to come out of my wardrobe, at this time of year, are my boots. These have always been a big part of my uniform – a major wardrobe staple for me.
A few years ago, I loved the cool trends of boots on offer, but I was a little nervous about stepping into them. They were chunky, stomping boots – and even though I lived in them back in my earlier days, I found myself asking the question, “am I too old for these, now I’m in my fifties?”. When I look back, I’m surprised at myself for even asking that question – was I going through a “midlife meltdown”, fashion/style-wise? So, around that time, I started to take notice, and I saw many older women looking so cool and stylish wearing their chunky Chelsea boots or Doc Martens style boots with a pretty dress, cropped jeans, or something cool. It changed my perspective and made me not care as much. I was inspired by their style and “couldn’t care less “attitude.
Nothing sets the tone of my outfits more than a great pair of boots. That is why it’s essential to give any boot purchase serious consideration. Though, if you shop around, you don’t have to pay the earth. I do love a sturdy, stylish practical pair of boots – comfort being key. If you find the right pair, they are well worth the investment and will work hard in your wardrobe. Here are a few pairs I own and how I have styled them.
Lace-Up Boots from Next – £75.00 Leather
I bought these boots, a few years ago, following a lot of searching and trying ones on. At the time, I wanted the stomping boots to give a little bit of a lift and these boots do just that.
The heel is a little bit higher! They are of lovely quality and so versatile. Most importantly, they’re very comfortable. They look great with jeans and dresses, giving an outfit some edge and, alternatively, they can be worn with joggers. But, they really can be worn with anything.
I’ve always had a soft spot for this style. A long time ago, I had a suede tan pair of cowboy boots. The shabbier those boots were, the cooler they looked, or so I thought, at the time! However, in the last couple of years, the western style boot has made a welcome return.
You can go from as “yee haw” as you like (think Cuban heel, embroidery, and a pointed steel cap toe) to a more subtle western style like the ones I’m showing here. These are my latest addition, which I know I will wear until they fall off my feet as they are so super comfortable and the leather is as soft as butter.
These boots are like wearing an old pair of slippers. I bought them in January of this year while we were in lockdown, and they were great to do walks in – just so comfortable. I love to wear them underneath my flares as they elongate my legs.
I’m 5ft 6in, but these give me a little bit more height, which I love – and look at that price!!!!
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The western style boots are a gift from Hotter, however, I was not under any obligation to mention them on my blog.