|Scarf: £40, Next. Jumper: £34.95, Gap. Leather skirt: £160, Hush. Over the knee boots, £50, Asos. Fringed bag: £32, Next|
I’m a martyr, me. I actually bought these boots simply to road test them for you, dear reader. I kept seeing over the knee boots everywhere and wondered if you could do it on the High Street. There was no way I was going to spend more than £100 on such a tricky trend. And I saw these for £50…so thought – it’s an investment I need to make for the blog!
PRO: They keep my legs very warm. They’re not real suede so have a lovely cushiony lining.
CON: They’re not real suede.
PRO: I think they make my legs look long.
CON: I think I look a little slutty.
But there’s something that’s making me think twice, maybe because they’re different…I’ve been wearing the same style boots for a while now and perhaps it’s time for a change. And they’re flat (there was no way I’d be doing a heeled version – bit too Pretty Woman for me), which is always the key to toning anything down.
Not for you? Here’s my High Street round-up of the best styles around, so there should be something for everyone:
The block heel: A classic style which is probably the easiest to wear. Try a snakeprint style with denim for a punchier effect. Or if you’re new to the trend, Penelope Chilver’s velvet ‘Cubana’ boots are comfy, cool and go with everything.
1. ‘Orly’ boots, £225, Dune London
2. Patent Chelsea boots, £75, Topshop
3. Snakeprint boots, £49.99, Mango
4. ‘Cubana’ boots, £269, Penelope Chilvers
5. ‘Insanity’ boots, £95, Office
6. Leather boots, £150, Cos
Not for the feint-hearted – I would do a flat or low heel version to get a feel for the trend.
The more buckles the better, if you ask me. These Asos ones are just like the Jimmy Choo ‘Marlin’ which I’m obsessed with.
|Leather ‘Addicted To You’ boots, £55, Asos|