With the Australian winter in full swing, it’s safe to say our adored sling backs and strappy heels have been forced into hibernation.
And with episodes of torrential rain accompanying bitter cold air, the last thing anyone wants to do is reveal their extremities to the elements. Cough* Cough* Frost Bite!
From luxe leather, soft suede and sleek designs, this season retailers Australia wide have upped their winter boot game, creating some of the most stylish and practical boots we’ve seen in seasons.
Forget having to choose warmth over style or frostbite over comfort; here at CLIQUE Mag we have sourced the best statement boots of the season in both the style and warmth department — have a peek below.
Over the knee boots
We all remember that scene in Gossip Girl of Serena Van Der Woodsen sporting those over-the-knee grey boots. It’s safe to say we all fell in love and have been searching for our own perfect pair ever since. This season the over-the-knee boot is a must-have item; not only are they practical for keeping both your feet and legs toasty warm but they can spice up any outfit. Wear them with jeans for a casual yet sophisticated look or with a mini-skirt for some extra fun.
We first saw them on the runway at Dior and haven’t been able to get them out of our heads since. The patent leather, second skin boot that climbs up the ankle made famous by Raf Simon is undoubtedly one of our favourites this season. There’s something a little darker, more sultry and edgy about this boot, while still remaining easy to wear and style, and a must-have statement piece this winter.
Block heel boot
Flat boots are practical but can look a little too casual, while stilettos boots look great but will become ouchy in no time. It’s a dilemma we face on a daily basis: comfort or style? This is where the block heel boot comes in. The heel is high enough to elevate and lengthen your legs (Gisele style, please!), while the block heel is über comfortable.
Winter is synonymous for the #allblackeverything get-up. Here at CLIQUE Mag we are the first to sport black on black on black, but sometimes – especially in winter – it’s nice to spice things up with a bit of colour. Why not try and inject some colour through footwear? If you’re not someone who would ever sport a bright coloured boot, then take a page out of Raf Simons book and try a coloured heel?
Images via 2.bp.blogspot.com, lovelybylucy.com, newfashioncraze.com, r-a-wshoeblog.com & Wanted Shoes.