Yes, I realise that I need to work on my rhyming skills. But the sentiment is true. Mama needs a new pair of boots. I’ve ignored the approaching autumn, but this week’s torrential rain has reminded me that summer is almost over. And soon it will be cold, and my toes and ankles will need to be kept covered and warm. So I thought I would share with you the boots that I need (not want, NEED) for AW15.
- Jones Brogue Boots – I love brogues. I love boots. Perfect combination. I wear my brogues all year long. But sometimes my ankles get a bit chilly. But these would keep me nice and warm. And with a side zip, so you don’t have to spend ages tying up laces. They would work with anything and everything in your wardrobe. Brogue boots! £120.
- Clarks Grey Suede Desert Boots – who doesn’t love a desert boot? And in grey suede? These totally look like they could be my husband’s shoes, which makes me like them even more. These would work with anything but I would wear them with skinny jeans, a crisp white shirt and a tweed blazer. Perfect for autumn/winter. Maybe give it a spray with some suede protector if you live in this part of the world. £85.
- Dr Martens Tweed Herringbone Boots – these are not the Dr Martens I wore in the 1990s. And they are beyond gorgeous. They’re a grown-up doc. The two buckles can be adjusted so that the boots fit better. I would wear these everyday, with leggings and jeans. And the Dr Martens tag would hang out the back and I could pretend that I was 20 and still at university. Maybe I would add a flannel shirt to re-live the past. Oh, how I loved a bit of grunge. £95.
- Jones Calf Length Boot – such a cool biker boot. The diagonal zip gives it a special look. I would wear these with a mini-skirt or mini-dress and a battered leather jacket. I’d pretend I was heading to a fab new bar for a few drinks rather than the school run. These boots could be worn by anyone, from my 20-year old niece, to my 60-something year old mother-in-law. £120.
- Jones Ankle Boots – these boots are just so pretty. I normally prefer flat or low-heeled boots, even for a night out. But these are lovely. And in tan suede, you could wear them all year long. In fact, I would probably wear these boots more in spring or summer. But in the winter they would look fab with skinny jeans and a faux fur jacket or perhaps a furry waistcoat. £49.
- Heavenly Feet Pacific Boots – these are like grown-up Uggs. They look so warm and comfy, and would be perfect for walking the children to school on a cold winter’s day. Please be aware that I do other things besides taking my children to and from school, not much, but other things. Anyway, the buckles and the folded sheepskin on the back add an elegant touch to an everyday boot. £55.
- Rieker Black Boots – there is something so naturally chic about knee-length black boots. You couldn’t wear them with everything, but they would go with quite a lot. You could wear these with a sparkly mini-dress or scruffy jeans and a t-shirt. £95.