Well, there’s no use avoiding it any longer: it’s time to start thinking about boots.
I’m never slow to start thinking about autumn/winter outerwear (as some of my recent posts prove), but it always takes me a little longer to get interested in boots. The fact is, boots just aren’t quite as “fun” as shoes can be: there aren’t nearly as many different styles available, and when it comes to colour, black and brown tend to dominate. None of this makes for particularly exciting shoe blog fodder, unfortunately, but while black boots may not be particularly inspiring, there’s no denying how useful they are. In fact, I’m not sure how I’d survive winter without my trusty collection of knee/over-the-knee boots, so every season brings a renewed determination to find the perfect fit.
This, however, can be much trickier than it sounds, and I know I’m not the only one who struggles to find boots that fit properly in the calf area. If you don’t want to pay for a bespoke design, stretch boots can be the way forward, as they’ll fit most calf sizes. I particularly like these ones from Dune because, unlike most stretch boots, which have a fabric upper, these are real leather, which makes them look that little bit more expensive. These also come in a contrasting suede/leather mix, and the over-the-knee design will make them a great choice for longer-length skirts and dresses. Here’s one way to wear them:
pencil skirt and over-the-knee boots:
Now that I’ve worked out how to wear over-the-knee boots, I’m going to cross my fingers and hope I don’t actually have to put this into practice for a little while yet!