Boots are some of the most universal items in our wardrobes. Worn by men and women, and with almost any kind of outfit, they are a footwear staple in every season, and rightly so. This is a little guide to buying the right pair and keeping your feet comfortable and chic.
With the world coming back to life after winter, spring is the perfect time for kitten heel boots and booties. Although more outdoor events begin to be held at this time, the weather is still unpredictable in many areas, so smaller heels that won’t get stuck in the mud are a great idea. If you can’t give up your heel, opting for a chunkier heel, rather than a stiletto, will help keep you from sinking.
For men, a low-ankle boot, like a Chelsea boot, is a great spring choice as it is a lighter style. Available in types that suit every occasion, and in materials to suit all weather, the low cut will help keep your feet cooler as the temperatures begin to rise. They are also a very versatile boot, and often the same pair can be worn with different kinds of outfits.
Festival season means comfort is the key word, and softer, less-structured women’s boots like those made by luxury shoe designer Burberry will keep you dancing till dawn. If you’re planning on sandals for the season, remember that your feet need sun protection too. If the weather turns bad, a pair of wellies on stand-by may turn out to be a good idea.
What could suit the summer better than desert boots? Lightweight, low maintenance, and available in a great variety of colours and styles, this is a great summer boot that can be worn with everything from the office suit to the weekend casuals. Luxury shoe designer, Tod’s has a great selection of this kind. Explore
Autumn is the season of the calf boot. Worn with dresses, skirts and trousers, the calf boot is an amazingly versatile accessory and can be easily used in formal and casual settings. Available in everything from a flat to a wedge heel, they are generally made from sturdier materials, meaning they will be less affected by autumn showers.
Biker boots and Chelsea boots are a great choice for autumn. Heavier materials and a higher cut keep your feet warm and dry as well as looking smart. The Chelsea boot is better suited to formal attire, while the biker boot is more casual, but the available variety makes it easy to find a pair for any occasion.
The best part of winter is the boots! Whether you favour flats or heels, something thick, warm and fluffy for winter is a must. Knee highs and thigh highs are available in so many styles, shapes and colours these days that keeping your feet looking fabulous and feeling the heat is an easy thing to achieve.
The world of men’s winter boots is rapidly expanding, with companies like Ugg joining the game and widening the range available for everyone. Finding something that is warm, comfortable and something that expresses your fashion taste is becoming easier by the season. For winter, something hardwearing and waterproof is recommended.
From summer festivals right through to winter storms, the right pair of boots can make a fashion statement while saving your feet from the elements, whatever they may be.