#TuesdayShoesday: The Ultimate Winter Boot Edit

Don’t get me wrong, I love summer as much as the next girl but there’s so much to be said about winter fashion. Cosy knits, faux fur and not to mention to unbelievable selection of winter boots available.

There are so many reasons to love a good pair of winter boots. They’re comfortable, easy to throw on, the perfect finishing touch to an outfit and an easy way to make a statement with your footwear. On top of that, wearing a heeled pair on a night out save your feet an awful lot of pain and allow for an awful lot of dancing. Win, win.

For this week’s #TuesdayShoesday I’ve put together an edit of the best winter boots available both on the high street and online. Ranging from just under £100 to £30, there’s plenty of options available within this Winter Boot Edit and something to suit all budgets. Click on the brand name to follow the link to any of the shoes and you’ll be well on the way to finding your ultimate winter boots.

TOPSHOP

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Topshop will always have my heart when it comes to the high street. As a brand they’re edgy and fashion forward so they’re a great one stop shop for boots that bring something a little more interesting to an outfit.

I’ve had my eye on the HAPPY-DAYS boots for quite a while now. The shade of nude/blush combined with the black toe caps brings the perfect amount of femininity and edge to the boots – ideal if you’re not overly girly like me but fancy something other than black this season.

Both the MAGGIE and MARILYN boots are great options for when you feel like adding more of a feminine touch to your outfit and offer something a little different to the standard black winter boot.

For statement footwear, as usual, Topshop hasn’t disappointed with the MAX boots, perfect with raw hemmed jeans and a crisp white shirt. As for the MAXIMUM Fringe Loafer Boots – Gucci, eat your heart out.

OFFICE

My first and favourite pair of good winter boots were an Office purchase. At the time I remember forking out the £75 that I had saved for weeks to buy these shoes and it seemed like such a waste of money. Little did I know that this would be the start of my now long-standing shoe obsession. To be fair, those little black suede beauties did me well and when they finally gave up on me I was straight back to office to buy the exact same pair. Thinking back now £75 is fairly reasonable for a pair of boots in today’s market. They were worth every penny and lasted at least 3 rainy, Northern Irish winters.

If staple winter boots are what you’re after then Office is the shop for you. The Lucky Charm boots caught my eye because, in a way they’re not dissimilar to the Sophia Webster Karina Butterfly Boots with the decorative stud detail and any Sophia Webster dupe is a winner in my books.

The Bramble and Lightning boots prove that flat shoes don’t have to be boring. They’re both bang on trend with Bramble’s patent finish and the leopard print detailing of the Lightning boots.

When I first spotted the sock boots in Office I knew I had to include both the khaki and black version. I bought my first pair of sock boots last week and I haven’t looked back, it’s become an obsession. Although slightly difficult to get on and off, their fitted shape adds elegance and for some us, some necessary height to really elevate your outfit. When you take into account just how much wear you’ll get out of these, £68 is entirely justifiable.

 

RIVER ISLAND

River Island is a little gem for affordable shoes. Somewhere between Topshop and Missguided both in terms of price range and style their winter boot collection this year ranges between staple black boots with a twist, statement metallic heels and the sock boots that every girl needs in her life.

I’ve got a serious guilty pleasure for metallic shoes this season, I don’t know why and I don’t know where its come from but nearly every shop that I go into or visit online I’m instantly drawn like a magpie to anything shiny – so much so that I couldn’t decide between the silver or the gold metallic boots in River Island so decided that you needed to see both. But I couldn’t stop there and deprive you from these gorgeous grey metallic block heel boots, could I? After the metallic moment I was having came the draw to these white boots, somewhere along the same strand of loving statement footwear.

MISSGUIDED

Missguided clothes and shoes aren’t suited to everyone’s taste but over the years its a brand I’ve stayed very loyal to. Choose wisely and you find shoes that are both affordable and good quality. As I mentioned earlier, I recently bought a pair of sock boots from Missguided and I couldn’t love them more if I tried. These grey ones are next on the wish list and I’ve already started outfit planning with them.

If you’d asked me a year ago how I felt about patent, you’d get a fairly uninterested, unimpressed response but this season there’s no escaping patent and being the marketer’s dream that I am, I’ve bought into the trend completely. Nail the forever awkward “smart/casual” dress code with these nude and black versions from Missguided. I’ll take one of each please.

With Alexa Chung and Cara Delevigne constantly sporting chelsea boots this season, they’re more popular than ever. This Missguided pointed toe pair offer a way to nail the trend at an affordable rate, keeping your shoe collection on trend and practical at the same time.

ASOS

ASOS can be pretty overwhelming with so much stock available on the site but equally, having so much choice can be amazing and they have some really quirky, cool styles available. Trust me when I say it was a struggle narrowing my choices down to these five.

Patchwork first appeared on the fashion scene a few seasons ago and by the looks of things, they’re here to stick around which suits me down to the ground. Add a little personality and “quirk” to your outfit with these ARREST ankle boots or with the added heigh of the REIKO boots.

If making a statement is what you’re after then there’s no doubt that the Lightning Ankle boots by Daisy street are what you need. While New Look touch on the embroidered trend and bring life to the classic black boot with pretty floral details. And how could we go without mentioning everyone’s favourite online affordable fashion brand, Boohoo and their killer block heeled boots complete with delicate buckle detailing.

Check back next Tuesday for another #TuesdayShoesday shoe edit.

Happy shopping!

Niamh ♥

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