Topshop boots (£59)
As we all know, red is THE colour of the season. Walk around any clothes shop and items of red clothing will literally jump off the rails and grab you. It’s impossible not to notice them.
And red boots are having a moment too. Many a friendship has started with a discussion over shoes (well in my case at least) and a bright red pair of boots with black trousers and a blazer is a sure conversation starter in any meeting on a cold and wet winter’s day.
True, red boots won’t be for everyone and the practical amongst you may wonder quite how various ensembles are going to work in the colder months. The answer is that I’m not sure yet. But they will.
Maybe the boots will be worn just with trousers, or maybe they will be worn with a full length skirt (or dress) with leggings underneath. We’re not there yet though so we don’t need to bother ourselves with such icicle inducing thoughts. Oooh actually I do have the answer. Since I’ve had a bad back I’ve pretty much had a hot water bottle surgically attached to myself and even though I don’t really need it for my back anymore, I still love having one near me. So that’s it. A hot water bottle up my skirt. People may well talk – I could look like Kim Kardashian if I place it right – or slightly odd, if I don’t.
But I digress….for a change. These are some of the red boots that are out and about on the High Street at the moment. There’s a selection of ones for wide feet, suede ones, a sock style and a patent style. So hopefully there’s something for everyone. I’ve just concentrated on kitten heel boots but there are plenty with block heels too.
These are the wide fit M&S red boots £69.99. The heel is a good height and they are leather. I’m thinking floral midi dress with these. They’re not too taxing in any department – colour, brightness, shininess, heel etc so they are a fairly accessible option. Assuming that they haven’t all sold out by now.
The red kitten heel sock boot Next (£38) are a firm favourite. They have had great reviews with comfort being mentioned quite a few times. They are also a good price and as they are a sock style boot, they will have a neat fit around the ankle, which is great for those ladies on whom lots of boots slosh around their ankles like wellies. Not being particularly svelte of ankle I do not have that issue but I do sympathise with ladies who have very slender ankles. Really I do. Actually I’m lying. I don’t at all. But I am very envious.
Of course we all knew that Zara would be paving the way on the red boots front and here they are with the Zara Red ankle boot (£25.99). Nice. Very nice indeed. In fact there are lots of amazing shoes in Zara at the moment and the price tag of these is very attractive too.
And these are the Topshop hot toddy pointed boots (£59), which are the ones I have. No doubt too shiny for some but I like a bit of shine in the winter and they are the perfect shade of red for me – hot chilli red. I have a few outfits in mind to wear these with but I’ll save those ideas for another post.
I realise that non of these boots are “stomping across the field” type boots so perhaps we need to think of them more as car to bar type boots, or short school run type boots, or even a trip around the shop type boots. Do you get where I’m coming from? And has a red boot type gap suddenly just appeared in your wardrobe?