So whilst I was busy browsing the internet to try and find the perfect Autumn/Winter ankle boots, my mind sort of wandered and I kinda decided that shoes are like men. Now I haven’t entered the search for my idea of the perfect ankle boot lightly, it’s taken time to make sure I’m going for the right thing ( see where this is going?! )
My first thought is that we are usually drawn first to the shoes that attract us the most, they are often the most flashy or eye-catching, maybe not even for the right reasons, and are most likely to be the most pricey. That moment of admiration is usually offset by our brains kicking in and telling us they are not the most practical pair of shoes. They will probably only go with a handful of outfits, they are deceivingly comfy when you try them on in the shop but once you take them home their comfort levels begin to change on you – and for the worse. We are all guilty of buying that one pair of shoes for that one outfit, and then finding no other occasion that they are suitable for; maybe they are too bold and clash with other things or maybe you simply don’t feel that same connection you had with them to when you first laid eyes on them.
Cue the ‘goes with anything for any occasion’ kinda shoe that you simply fall in love with and don’t want to let go of. Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter – they are your best friend every season. Not only do you love how they look, they are comfortable, practical and always treat you kindly ( no nasty surprises! ) You search for ‘the’ pair and when you see them you know. They can take you from daytime to nighttime, no outfit is ever compromised by their fabulous style. Even after a hard day shopping, or a night out partying they are there for you and don’t judge how many new dresses you bought or how many drinks you had. They’re always there.
Okay okay, so chances are we all have more than one pair of shoes that we love but I guarantee there is a certain style that we always go back to or have to have in our lives. And okay not all guys can be stereotyped like this, I just found some of the resemblances a little uncanny! I know living in England and here in Melbourne boots are essential with the weather, but I have always loved when people pair their wintery ankle boots with a summer dress to give it that edge. There’s no doubt a good pair of ankle boots can be pulled out of the closet and worn in almost any season and can totally change the look of an outfit, they can even be life-changing!!
For me what I want is something with a little heel to help give me that oomf! ( if you know what I mean!! ) Give me some detailing, but nothing OTT and preferably silver hardware. Weirdly I have only really ever had one pair of black heeled chelsea boots at home I have often gone for tan so I am definitely going for black boots. I have actually found them, the pair of boots that I have fallen head over heels with ( LOL ) but for now I am keeping hush as I am going to do a post on them at the weekend!
Hope everyone is having a great week so far xo
Ps Just a quick note …. This post is a bit of fun so please don’t be offended or take it too seriously!!