6th January 2021
5 minute read
A lie travels round the world while truth is putting her boots on. – Edgar Allen Poe
Boots are made for walking, putting on boots is the beginning of an adventure, a boot can make the man. Or the woman.
In truth, I love all footwear, and definitely have a vast selection that is not made for walking what so ever.
A boot can re-invent an outfit you have had for years, and turn it into something fresh and cool! I have an IRO cotton black mini dress with ruching on the front that I have grown tired of over the years, and wore with a pair of brown and black over-the-knee snake effect boots this October, only to fall head-over-heels back in love with the dress that otherwise would have ended up in the charity pile. All of a sudden a beige cashmere silk knit dress is my favourite thing to wear, because I match it with a pair of high boots that make me feel like a present-day blend of Serena van Der Woodsen and Cher Horowitz.
The Debrett’s Handbook for modern manners states that presentation matters. The best-mannered people dress correctly or smartly when out and about as a courtesy to others an as a mark of self-respect. Laziness or dressing inappropriately could be seen as a form of bad manners or even as disrespect.
So let’s not leave any doubt, and shop new footwear!
With life changing slightly, slowing down for most people and in most industries, and importance laid on health and wellbeing, my days of running from one meeting to the next in 6 inch flashy heels are over (for now).
Instead I try to hit my step count by walking up and down the Chelsea Embankment, my highlight getting a coffee at Gails Bakery on the Kings Road. Sometimes I cross the bridge and stare out onto the river for 10 minutes or so before turning back…
I have been looking for the perfect (flat and comfortable) walking boots all through the winter, and have since added a few to my collection that I think will persist through all London Seasons.
A well paired boot really does complete an outfit. I have given myself a high-street shopping ban in an attempt to promote sustainability in the fashion industry, but I always felt that a £39,99 basic Zara dress teamed with a pair of amazing shoes can look so great.
I love dressing up for dinners with girlfriends, whether dining out, or for a dinner party at home. I’ve put together a selection of my favourite current season boots that are available to buy now below.
When will we be going out out again?!
I love to opt for a party boot in winter over a pair of heels, giving your legs some extra sparkle and glam!
A party boot is so cool with a silk or chiffon mini dress, but I’d dress them down in the spring with a pair of jeans and a tee shirt and bomber jacket.