|Scarf: £40, Next. Jumper: £34.95, Gap. Leather skirt: £160, Hush. Over the knee boots, £50, Asos. Fringed bag: £32, Next|
PRO: They keep my legs very warm. They're not real suede so have a lovely cushiony lining.
CON: They're not real suede.
PRO: I think they make my legs look long.
CON: I think I look a little slutty.
But there's something that's making me think twice, maybe because they're different...I've been wearing the same style boots for a while now and perhaps it's time for a change. And they're flat (there was no way I'd be doing a heeled version - bit too Pretty Woman for me), which is always the key to toning anything down.
Not for you? Here's my High Street round-up of the best styles around, so there should be something for everyone:
The block heel: A classic style which is probably the easiest to wear. Try a snakeprint style with denim for a punchier effect. Or if you're new to the trend, Penelope Chilver's velvet 'Cubana' boots are comfy, cool and go with everything.
1. 'Orly' boots, £225, Dune London
2. Patent Chelsea boots, £75, Topshop
3. Snakeprint boots, £49.99, Mango
4. 'Cubana' boots, £269, Penelope Chilvers
5. 'Insanity' boots, £95, Office
6. Leather boots, £150, Cos
Not for the feint-hearted - I would do a flat or low heel version to get a feel for the trend.
1. Long sock boots, £45, Next
2. Suede block heel boots, £125, Office
3. Suede 'Elina' boots, £220, Sam Edelman at Net A Porter
4. 'Eden' boots, £110, Office
Your everyday boot. So it's important to get it right - a classic black will see you well for a few seasons - look for this season's hardware to bring them up to date. Make buckles a priority.
1. 'Cuthbert' bots, £225, Russell & Bromley
2. 'Anger' boots, £75, Topshop
3. 'Shed' boots, £260, Carvela Kurt Geiger
4. Buckle side boot, £64.99, New Look
5. 'Esmee' boots, £165, Seven Boot Lane
|Leather 'Addicted To You' boots, £55, Asos|