I’ve been buying a few items for autumn winter and I wanted to share with you my two new boot picks from Hotter. Earlier in the year I’d had to have a big clear out, and two things that didn’t make the cut were two pairs of old black boots, both were beyond help, and I’d been on the look out for replacements ever since. I wanted to revamp my winter wardrobe on a budget, but add items that would (hopefully) last me for the next few years. I had great success on the John Lewis website, and manged to but 8 new items for the coming season in the sale, for less than £150. These included French Connection and Celuu. I got some great bargains, and I don’t think I’ll need to get anything else, apart from new boots.
Now I’m picky when it comes to footwear, yes the style is very important, and I tend to go for a simple design generally. Also its the heel size, practicality and overall comfort that I carefully consider.
I visited my local Hotter branch, who always greet me like an old friend (you can’t beat good service can you?) and decided on two styles that would work best with the rest of my wardrobe.
Now the black ankle boots – County £85 are actually a repeat purchase, as I had them in another colour from last year. The design is actually slightly different, especially to the inner, and it feels even more comfortable, and it was a great boot before.
The smart brogue styling I think is timeless, which appeals to me. I think these ankle boots would look good whether worn with trousers, jeans or dresses, and they are a ‘go to’ every day boot for me.
I also went for Belle Boot – £125. Which is made of a really soft waxed nubuck leather. It fits with a little room around my calf (that never happens) and the zip even seems to have a little stretch as you use it. There is an elasticated side insert and adjustable buckle for extra stretch and comfort too. Now nubuck isn’t something I usually go for, but I’ve sprayed them with the protector spray you can buy, so we’ll see how they hold up.
I love that the front of the boot has an already distressed feel to it (you can see that in the above image) so I actually think they shouldn’t get scuffed or damaged too obviously. I’ll wear these with dresses, thick legging style trousers, and skinny jeans. The heel is low and they are really comfortable, I’ve worn them around house, and I actually don’t think they’ll need to be broken in at all. – hurrah!