Boots are always worth the investment and a quality pair will boomerang back into life season after season. Your show-stopping boot will take you through winter layers and onwards into lighter spring dressing, so while the prices may well be eye watering, we think it’s an investment worth making.
Fashion Director Natalie Hartley shares her top five boots for the investment shopper – and shows you how to wear them.
“Also available in black patent, I particularly love these boots in red – the slightly darker tone is stunning and should make them easy to wear with most things. I’m a big fan of tailoring and would wear these with a wool A-line skirt, oversized blazer and a simple T-shirt for casual, understated style.”
“To me, these are the ultimate combat boot. The default option to wear with these stunning shoes would probably be jeans, but for me, a maxi dress is the perfect match – I really love the way the metal studs flash out beneath the loose fabric. For those who prefer trousers, a wide leg would also work really well.”
“The stomper boot doesn’t need any help. They’re a major investment, for sure, but these bondage-buckled leather boots win the prize for turning the basic stomper into the most luxurious that money can buy. If money were no object, they’d be the ones for me. They’re such a statement in themselves, you could pair them with just about anything in your wardrobe and they’d look great – even something as simple as a plain black dress. Perfect for a simple understated wardrobe – these are boots made for talking.”
“These are so chic: the simple V-shaped buckle adds the perfect detail to an already great black boot. Pair them with a midi dress, skirt or crop trousers for a luxurious 1990s grunge vibe. I’d dress them down with a trouser suit or with a dress and jumper thrown over for a nod to that decade. The 90s is shaping up to be the trend that never goes away – and that’s more than fine by me.”
“More generally known for classic boots, I love that this season, Chanel has pushed the boundaries and created these genius rave-inspired hiking boots – the touches of neon shearling really make this shoe stand out. Wear with a pair of vintage Levis and your most comfortable slouchy jumper.”