What is the most iconic winter footwear? Boots! Fernanda Langhammer seeks out the season’s ‘most wanted’ looks and tells us how to nail them!
I bet you’re just like me, waiting for that first little breeze to come to the island to get your boots walking again. We might not have the necessary drops in temperature to justify them, but one thing we certainly have is a sense of style! And boy, boots are the ‘it’ item in any winter wardrobe. They look great with jeans, dresses and even with tailored trousers – those that end just below or on the ankle are perfect for this look. One thing’s for sure, boots are versatile and scream out loud that you are ready for winter.
They are, of course, great foot warmers, so you must invest in a pair if you’re planning to fly off to colder climes. I know you might want to dig out those much-loved Uggs that were a big trend a few years back (I still don’t understand that phase); you may well say they are the most comfortable things you’ve ever put on your feet. Well, I can safely say that there are two types of people: those who love and actually wear them and those who hate them, I’m obviously in the second team. If you belong to the first group, that’s OK. Hopefully the selection below will make you change your mind!
These boots reach to or are slightly above the ankles.They can have heels or be comfortably flat and can be worn with dresses, skirts and skinny jeans or hidden below loose trousers.
Over the Knee.
A design that only very daring girls will embrace, not everyone has really long legs to pull them off. They look amazing when worn with mini-skirts or knee-length flowy dresses.
These boots take me back to my grunge phase. They might not be in the spotlight this season, but they are perfect to channel your inner rock chick. They also give a great final touch to a flowery dress. The contrast tells the story.
Saint Laurent brought the style back to the scene and other brands followed the lead. It is certainly winter’s trendiest boot of all. Wear with tights or on top of slim-fit trousers.
Besides being perfect for riding a horse, when taken in the fashion context these add laid-back flair to an outfit. They usually cover the entire shin, for protection purposes, so when worn as a style statement, pair them with tight trousers or a long skirt.