Well, we’ve reached that time of year again: the time of year when Topshop starts releasing lots of covetable, thigh-high boots, which sell-out almost immediately, and which I am guaranteed to want. Even if I already have a near-identical pair of boots, I will still want them. I, you see, love thigh-high boots. I know a lot of people find them difficult, or even “trashy” (the words “Julia Roberts” and “Pretty Women” almost always come up in any discussion of this style), but I still love them, and I think the key to making them work, without looking like you’re the one doing the work, if you catch my drift (working girl? No? Oh, never mind), is to pair them with skirts and dresses that aren’t too long – knee-length or thereabouts is perfect – and aren’t too tight. That way the boots will help keep you warm all winter, and all onlookers will see will be the merest suggestion of thigh-high boot, without you looking like a hooker.
Have I convinced you, yet? I actually don’t even expect to convince all of you, because these definitely aren’t for everyone, but if they are for you, they’re called ‘Barley’ and they’re £120 at Topshop.