MY TOP 5 BOOT STYLES FOR WINTER TO SPRING STYLE

Boot season is well and truly upon us. They are the most convenient shoe you could wear this time of year, and the fact you can get them in so many different styles and colours means there is a perfect boot for everyone. I am a huge lover of boots so I have to admit I do have far too many pairs. But I wanted to pick out my top 5 styles of boots if you’re wanting to know what style may suit you best. 

1. THIGH HIGH BOOTS

Now, if you have been reading my blog over the past month or so then you will know how much I am  loving thigh high boots at the moment. I think the main catch for me is how flattering they look on your legs, and me being somewhat vertically challenged, elongating the appearance of my legs is a very nice added bonus. I personally love the style they create as well, its quite a laid back look but with the ability to dress them into any outfit you would like. They look perfect with jeans in the colder months, and skirts/dresses as it begins to get a little warmer. My perfect outfit with these boots shown here, is either a dress like the one in the picture, or some blue jeans, a simple t shirt and a leather jacket. Simple but stylish. 
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2. CUT OUT ANKLE BOOTS 

This style is really great for when its starting to get a little warmer, as especially in this colour, they looks best with bare legs. The cut out and peep toe of this shoe makes it a little more summery and is perfect for people like me who like to wear boots all year round. The tan colour is really gorgeous with white dresses in the summer time and lighter jeans in winter time with a cropped jacket and a plain black tee. The heel height on these is perfect for daily wear as they do not make your feel ache when walking around in them, however this style of shoe does tend to rub at the toe while you are breaking them in. 

3. SIMPLE CHELSEA BOOTS 

These boots are my absolute pride and joy and might be the best designer sale find I have ever been able to snatch up. Simple chelsea boots are my absolute go to when I don’t know what to wear on my feet; they are classic, simple, comfortable and most of all, effortlessly fashionable. These are my first pair of designer shoes I have actually been able to wear comfortably, they are Prada boots and I bought them in the Selfridges sale, they were £400 full price and they were reduced down to £120 and I had a £50 voucher I had gotten for Christmas, it was love at first sight. These boots are one of the most comfortable pairs I own and really fit me like a dream, I would really recommend investing in a more high quality pair of boots, no matter what the style, that actually fit your ankles, as it always disappoints me when they are really too wide for my ankles. It is most definitely a deal breaker. This style tends not to be too dressy, but really work for everyday looks when you’re wanting to be more street chic than anything else. 

4. BOOTS WITH INTEREST

It seems that boots with something a little extra became quite popular last year and have followed through to the new year. Whether it be fringing, cut outs or detailing on the boot itself, it seems that bedazzling your feet really became a thing in 2015. These toe capped ankle boots would be my way of incorporating this into my own personal style. It is in my opinion the most minimalist way of working the trend, but this is because my style does tend to lean towards minimalistic more than anything else. However I have seen some stunning stand out boots from the likes of Saint Laurent, Valentino and Dolce and Gabanna that have then been duped by the likes of Topshop and ASOS. So if you’re wanting to look into trying out this recent trend, I think the best ways to go about it would be  to either go for a minimalistic option like me or a really stand out bold pair to be the statement piece of your outfit. 

5. THE BOOT FOR THE NIGHT OUT

This boot from Public Desire is absolutely stunning, it is the most gorgeous shape and heel height as the heel is a little bit higher but the fact your foot is supported means they aren’t the hardest in the world to work in (which is ideal isn’t it ladies!). This is a really ideal boot for dressing up a more comfortable everyday into a night out or meal out look. I really love this style its got such a classic beautiful silhouette.

HOPING FOR SUMMER IN A DENIM CROP

This look got such a lovely response when I posted it to my Instagram (follow me here). I really loved this outfit when I put it together but I didn’t think you would all love it as much as you did, but hey here we are! Thank you for all your lovely comments about this looks also, it means the world. I have been dreaming of warmer weather since the beginning of January, I don’t think Winter is Winter without snow, therefore all of the days where there is no snow (and where I live, thats everyday, New York and America I am so jealous of you right now) I feel are pointless and we should have warmth, or at least mild weather. I really love crop tops and jeans as it means you can show a little bit of skin but the fact you’re wearing jeans means its still all nice and covered. I also love this combination for when the weather is mild and you’re not needing a coat but you can’t be in a skirt. Crop tops and jeans are also a really flattering silhouette if you go for a non fitted one as I am in this look as it makes your waist look all nice and small. Tighter crop tops keep you looking curvy so just play to your own assets (God did not bless me in the boob department). 
This crop top I bought from a local vintage shop in Manchester, and it seems that it has been reclaimed into a crop top from a denim shirt as the hem is simply sewn back up after it has been cut shorter. You can make this super easily by buying a cheap denim shirt and simply cutting it yourself, you could even skip the re-hemming and simple frey the edges and it would look a little bit more ‘grunge’. Simple skinny black jeans are always a staple in my looks, I am sure you know this by now (sorry I am so consistent) so it was a no brainer to pair these with this crop. However I also thought this would look much more summery with white jeans, so if it is a little warmer where you are and you’d like to look a little bit more bright then perhaps try that angle with this look.

I think everyone is getting a bit sick of the cold at the moment, so planning some summer outfits is definitely putting me in the mood for sun, a tan and not having to layer up (as much as I do love it!)

I hope you like this look! Let me know what you’d like to see more of on here!

Love,

H x