Boots from Spartoo
I don't know what it is at the minute, but I am really longing for a pair of equestrian style riding boots. I think if you look at the post below, you'll see that a classic black ankle boot is already part of my boot repetoire, but I definitely feel that I need to add a knee boot to the collection.
Knee boots can be quite hard to wear; especially of the heeled kind. They always evoke memories of my clubbing days in the early 'noughties when a mini and a pair of slouch suede knee boots were my outfit of choice for a night out. I would never have chosen a flat pair back then; the only flat shoes I owned were wellies and if it didn't have a stiletto heel and a point so witchy it looked as if it would fit in a pencil sharpener, I wasn't interested. Oh, how style changes with age and wisdom!
Nowadays, I think there's something to be said for a classic, flat boot which is a timeless investment and perfect wardrobe addition. I already have a brown pair, lightly studded and made of soft leather, they aren't worn often but when they are, they always garner admiring glances and complimentary remarks. Certainly, brown is a useful colour for everyday but nowhere near as easy to wear as black, so yes, a black pair must be added to my wardrobe.
You don't need to feel frumpy or that your look has less of an impact with a flat boot. I am very much inspired by chic Parisian looks and actually, the French women's looks I love the most are usually always encompassing flat shoes. Be it converse or a pair of worn in cavalier style boots, they epitomise easy chic in a way that no heel could ever convey.
I would choose to wear the perfect black boots in my own way for winter (I think the heaviness of the style lends itself particularly well to the gloomier months, from a point of view of practicality as well as fashion.) I should style them with a skinny black trouser or jean, neatly tucked in and worn with an oversized white shirt or a slouchy and cosy knit. Add a statement necklace and a red lip and the easiest, comfiest and chicest look you'll ever need to wear is right there.
So, as I deliberate over which pair to choose (I am leaning massively on the Fericelli fringed pair) I'd love to know what you think of this style of boot. Do you prefer a knee or an ankle boot? Riding or biker style? Studded or plain? So many options!