It’s bitterly cold and icy outside, the sort of weather that looks beautiful through the window, or on the front of a Christmas card, but isn’t so much fun to pop to the shops in.
Many years ago, in the *cough* 90s *cough* when I was at university, I woke up one morning to a blanket of snow. The only shoes I had that weren’t sandals had a 2″ Spice Girl tastic platform and 6″ heels. It took me a full hour to walk the mile to the local corner shop to buy snow essentials like vodka and mars bars. I was hanging off walls like some kind of 90s polyester clad Bambi and by the time I got back to my residence my feet were blue.
Of course, I’m apparently a grown up now, and I do own at least one pair of flat boots (they’re wellies). But I am looking for something practical and stylish in the flat boots area.
I’ve already got a soft spot for ladies shoes by Clarks, all 3 of the most frequently worn shoes in my wardrobe are from Clarks. I wait for voucher codes, check out the sales and look on eBay to get bargains. They have a reputation for stylish yet sensible foot wear, so it’s a good place to start the boot hunt!
First spotted on Tuppence Ha’Penny these are a dead ringer for a pair of 1949 fur trimmed boots she found in a catalogue. I like that you can wear the fur trim turned up or down, depending on the depth of snow!
Lace up ankle boots are always a classic. I’ve seen Solanah from Vixen Vintage make this style of boot work really well with vintage dresses in Autumn.
You always see this style of boots referred to as “biker boots” but originally, back in the 1930s, they were worn by Land Surveyors and called “engineer boots”. They’re a classic mens style, but I’m certainly not averse to stealing from mens wardrobes if it keeps me warm.
Of course, the most tempting thing is just to stay home and avoid slippy pavements altogether. In which case I’m strangely tempted by these fur lined babies to keep my tootsies toasty. And in red, how festive, they’re the slippers I know Mrs Santa would wear.
Disclosure: this post is in collaboration with Clarks