Knee Length or Ankle?

Boots – What Style Suits You?

Whether you prefer your boots long and lean or short and sturdy you certainly have an abundance of choice this season!

 There are high heels , low heels, wedge heels or studded heels. They come in suede (yes even blue), leather, patent and quilted  or shearling lined (ah the comfort, it’s like going out in your slippers).

Now if your budget restricts you to just one pair this season then I don’t envy you having to make a choice! But take heart there are a lot of bargains to be had AND the sales have actually started in some stores. So to give you a taster I’ve put together a few styles, long and short, all combining this years main trends so by the time you hit the stores you’ll have a good idea of you personal favourites and where to head for them.

First off combining 2 trends in one we have the knee-length shearling lined boot with the very popular wedge heel. You get comfort and a heel combined here, not very often that happens. If however you’re not a fan of the wedge don’t worry, Carvela have brought out a very sturdy looking flat heel or for the more ladylike among you mid height heel. Just enough to give us that extra couple of inches to our legs. All of these boots will look great teamed with indigo denim and all those cosey woolens (jumpers and dresses) about at the moment. Lastly an ankle boot for those of you who like to show a little more leg or experiment with coloured tights!

     LK Bennet £350   Gabor £140          Carvela £200        Carvela £180

                                French Connection £150           Reiss £195

Now for those horse lovers among you (now you don’t have to own a horse or sport a crop, that would be taking accessorizing a little far I think) the equestrian look is huge, along with the military trend  oh and don’t forget the sock trend that is sweeping this autumn/winter> Well I did ay you were spoilt for choice didn’t I!!!

 Dune £160     Dune £175        Gabor £175     Carvela £180

Now sometimes too much detailing on a boot can make the legs look shorter than they actually are. So for all those petite ladies out there try to find a nice slim streamlined boot that fits nice and snug. There’s nothing worse than a boot with a gap around the top. That’s where elasticated boots can be very handy.

Dune Stretch £125   John Lewis £35

For evening glamour, ankle boots and shoe boots can add a real edgy touch to any outfit and  totally transform last years little black dress!

Dune £145      Reiss £189       Dune £110

Then there is the classic Chelsea boot with a 2010 twist on it. OOOHH if anyone wants to buy me a present this Christmas think Alexander Wang or, no no, AND the Selfridge pair. THANKYOU SANTA!!!!!

  Alexander Wow, I mean Wang £665        Selfridge £360     Patricia £95

Now for a few random…….

   Boohoo £25 

  Charles Clinkard       Office       Brittany Grey

 Pied a Terre £175        Sasha Tan

So there you have it or should I them. So before you dash out to make you purchase ask yourself as always. What is the purpose of the boots? What colour will fit into my wardrobe? What length will flatter my shape? And most importantly what is my personal style preference?

Still confused? Don’t be call Allyson on 07725472827 and book a personal consultation.

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~ by allysonmccourtstyle on November 26, 2010.

4 Responses to “Knee Length or Ankle?”

  1. Fabulous boots Allyson and perfect ideas for today’s snowy weather! I know the style, shape and colour I need from my brilliant colour and style session with you (what on earth did I do before then??!!), but I’m struggling to find knee length boots that will go round my beautiful shapely calves! Can you recommend a brand that do different calf widths without them having to be for huge wide feet too? (EG I’ve tried some on that fit my calves but even though they are a size 4, they are like boats on my feet – too wide!!) Help!

  2. PS I love the Carvela ones, but would need them in black x

  3. Thanks Allyson – that’s fab! You’ll be needing flip flops this week not boots!

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