With us Brits already being exposed to the cold weather which characterizes the winter season, finding ways to wrap up warm whilst still looking stylish has become a priority. While there is plenty of advice on hand for those in the market for a new coat or jumper, the world of footwear is largely overlooked – a travesty which we hope to overthrow. Naturally, the dominant item of footwear for the winter season is boots – offering a level of comfort and practicality rarely afforded in other styles of ladies shoes. Every woman needs a few pairs of boots in her wardrobe when the cold weather comes calling – but how should you wear them?
Coming a short way up the leg, ladies ankle boots are a great option. Heel height and type varies considerably between styles and those looking for a practical option should opt for wedges. They are on-trend this season, helping to elongate the appearance of your legs whilst provide a stable platform on which to walk.
Celebrity Inspiration For Ankle Boots
Being spotted on celebs such as American actress Blake Lively and Australian bombshell Elle Macpherson, ankle boots are an obvious choice for this winter. Even English rose Peaches Geldof and feisty singer Estelle have adopted the style – proving it transcends all ages and tastes. Pairing them with everything from skinny jeans and winter cardigans to blazers, party dresses and shorts skirts, these stars prove just how versatile ankle boots can be.
Moda In Pelle Dustine Ankle Boots £109.95 – Similar style worn by Blake Lively
Get the biker chic look for winter with this subtle yet stylish flat biker boot from Moda in Pelle, available in black and tan. The flat style and leather material make this a really comfortable boot and the studding and buckle detail give it an edgy look. Just like Blake Lively wears this style with skinny jeans or leggings, paired with an oversized shirt or jumper for the perfect day look.
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For those after a casual look, ankle boots with a turned-over top work best with leggings, short skirts and a blouse or long knitted top. Keep clothing on the bottom half of your body tight-fitting to show off your boots (and those sexy curves) and contrast with a baggier ensemble on top. Accessorise with long necklaces and chunky bangles and opt for a hair loose up-do, such as that sported by Blake. If dressing for a more formal occasion, keep legs bare with nude tights, add a beautiful dress and throw on a delicate shawl to cover your shoulders. Patterned and colourful dresses should be matched with plainer boots while those opting for dresses in a single, block colour can experiment with more heavily decorated boots.
For those after a sexier and sassier style, knee high boots offer the perfect combination of style and practicality. Once again, heels vary between styles so it’s important you choose one which is comfortable. Those with a defined heel, rather than a block platform are the most popular at the moment and work well with buckled and embellished designs.
Celebrity Inspiration For Knee High Boots
Celebrity endorsements for knee-high boots are hardly in short supply. Cheryl Cole, Millie Mackintosh, Rachel Weiz, Kim Kardashian and Olivia Palermo are just a few of the stars spotted in them, matching them with short woolen skirts, belted jackets and loose cardigans.
Moda In Pelle Stranded Heeled Boot £199.95 – Similar style worn by Kim Kardashian
For a super sexy day-to-evening look, the knee boot is the best fashion choice, and Kim Kardashian knows it. The fashionista loves the knee-high boots style as it adds a touch of glamour to an everyday outfit. Moda in Pelle’s Stranded boot is the perfect choice for those of us who don’t have Jimmy Choo on speed dial! The stiletto heel and over the knee style make your legs look longer, slimmer and sexier and as it’s made from soft leather it is comfortable and breathable so you can wear it all day long.
Moda In Pelle Hiker Flat Boot £159.95 – Similar styles worn by Olivia Palermo
Equestrian inspired boots are a huge trend again this season, this smart, stylish and comfortable look is captured perfectly by Moda in Pelle’s knee high riding boot, Hiker, made from luxurious leather and featuring on-trend contrast colour panel and buckle detailing. Wear this boot over jeans and leggings and team with a smart jacket and waist belt for the ultimate equestrian chic look just like Olivia Palermo did.
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When dressing casually, Olivia Palermo’s look is a great example to follow. Layering a belted jacket over a floral blouse, high-waisted skirt and black tights before donning a pair of plain knee-high boots is the epitome of classic cool. Jewellery can be kept to a minimum for this look with the only accessory you need, a leather shoulder handbag which matches your boots. For those looking for something a little dressier knee high boots look great when worn with plain shorts and decorative tops. Grey is most definitely the colour of the moment with tweed materials a great option. Pair with nude tights to keep the chill off your legs and opt for a more outlandish style of boot, such as these contrasting coloured Tarnia boots, to make a bold statement.
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