Boots, a footwear choice that many women have a love/hate relationship with. If you’re yet to purchase a good pair of boots, perhaps it’s the vision of Pretty Woman-esque knee highs that are putting you off? Or maybe you think boots are purely a frumpy addition for walking activities. Actually, boots can be a practical yet super stylish shoe option and with boots hugely in style this season it’s worth considering why they’d make a great investment for your autumn & winter workwear.
They keep you warm and snug
The biggest benefit of boots come the end of the year is the superior warmth and comfort they provide as the weather takes a turn for the worst. As sandals are the staple of summer, boots are a winter classic such as this relaxed wedge style.
The all-weather convenience of a great pair of boots doesn’t mean you have to wear rubber Wellies however, the materials used in winter boots include real and faux leathers and suede – both warm and practical for everyday wear – although you’re still going to want to avoid the puddles. Then there’s the cozy options of Uggs and similar slipper-boot designs to be worn around the house and keep your toes warm.
A sturdy alternative to heel
You don’t have to sacrifice height when you wear boots – many of the most on trend boots of the moment come with a heel. Take a look at the heeled Chelsea boot which is going to be huge this autumn & winter, a sexy twist on a historic design. Heeled boots can offer a much more secure heel than a pair of stilettos to, so make a nice alternative to strappy numbers come the party season. Wedged boots are another way to enjoy the height of heels with extra stability.
They can be glamorous yet practical
You don’t have to do a thigh high leather number to demonstrate boot glamour. There are some brilliant boot options on the market at the moment, including the interesting cut-out design which reveals a bit of skin (or sock).
An investment purchase for autumn-winters to come
A sturdy pair of boots may not be appropriate for summer wear, but treat yourself to a quality pair today and they’re likely to see you through for at least a couple more years. Boots are durable alternative to ballet flats or loafers – other comfortable everyday options – and are typically made from long lasting leathers.
The right boot can take you from day to night, business to leisure
If you take a look at the current boot collections you’ll notice a lot of appealing neutral shades appropriate for the season – brown, blacks, reds and tans. Though you can find more adventurous designs, bright patterns and animal prints spring to mind, boots can be a subtle footwear choice when you want a shoe that can take you from day to night, work to play.
What sort of boot have you got your eye on this season?