We already have the Friday Louboutin Fix, but this week I thought I’d start another Friday tradition, of a weekly discussion topic about shoes – basically an easy way to wind down for the weekend!
This week’s topic: winter boots, and when you start wearing them.
Now, as some of you will have seen from my most recent shoe saves, I’ve been forced to break out the boots for the first time within the last couple of weeks. I have a bit of a strange, self-imposed rule about boots (and tights, for that matter), though, which is that I absolutely refuse to wear them before October, which is when I consider autumn to have “officially” begun. Even on the coldest spring/summer days, I will not wear boots, and will find some other way to keep warm instead.
Now, I must stress here that I don’t think there’s anything wrong with wearing boots in summer: absolutely not. Actually, where I live, fashion is pretty season-less: it’s very common to see people walking around in boots and coats in July (and also very common to see people out in t-shirts in the height of winter), so I don’t think anything of it when other people wear their “winter” clothes all year round: I just can’t bring myself to do it myself, even although I firmly believe that it’s much more sensible to dress for the weather, not the calendar. (What can I say: I’ve never claimed to be “sensible”?)
What about you? I know my Southern-hemisphere readers are headed into summer right now, so are obviously not getting their boots out, but what about the rest of you? Have you made the switch, or are you still busy saving the last of the summer shoes?