Autumn, traditionally, is the season of new boots, isn’t it? Shops full of conker-shiny, Hallowe’en black footwear, ready for the onslaught of the rain, wind and cold.
Yep, but something very exciting has happened to me this Spring… and it’s the SPRING BOOT.
Over the knee, pale and a bit slouchy, but smart enough for work. Block heeled, bright and ankle length, and very very eye catching. I have two new pairs of boots and I can’t wait to show them off. Well, I already have, but just haven’t had time to blog about it! Unfortunately, the weather hasn’t been entirely dry, so it was lucky I had treated my new boots to lashings of suede protector spray, so much in fact, that I need to buy some more.
I’d been hankering for a pair of over-the-knee boots since reading Jess Cartner-Morley in the Guardian on them and feeling that I was ready to embrace them. Like the pleather conundrum, I was concerned about the tart-factor, but you’ll see that I turned to my preppy, 40s landgirl inspired outfit from the previous week, jumper-over-tea-dress, to ensure that there was no inappropriateness, just not-cold-legs on a sunny spring day. The trick to keeping these work-ok is to make sure that your skirt goes *over* the top of the boots. However, I am quite looking forward to experimenting with making them non-work appropriate, and have been merrily Pinteresting “how to style over-the-knee boots” so no doubt there will be an update! The floral dress wasn’t too cold on Monday, when combined with the boots and a mild day. I sense it’s going to be a 2017 stalwart.
The second outfit this week, was styled twice, once with nude tights and once with navy. The nude tights made the outfit exceptionally attention grabbing, I know this because in the end my colleague consoled me with “if you’re going to get your legs out, you’re just going to have to get used to the comments”. So here’s a picture of the slightly less startling styled with dark legs, navy floral shirt dress, with military gold brassy buttons, and orangey red block heeled boots. There’s a reason all of these tone together – they’re all from the Next directory! All the sane, a triumph, I think you’ll agree. Like the other boots, I’m looking forward to styling these in different ways through spring, and hoping that in time these boots plus bare legs won’t be quite so controversial. Maybe in May…