Getting a chance to sport a pair of fashionable boots is amongst our top 10 reasons why we love winters! We’re boot hunting to find a pair that compliments the sunny mornings and cold evenings.
Classic or edgy, thigh-high or ankle length, chunky or classy, bright neon or humble brown, leather/calfskin, etc… Yes, the winter sun is shining on us and we have very little time to figure out our ‘boot’licious pick for this season. Choosing the right pair of boots is quite a bemusing task, especially if one were to follow the long list of do’s and don’ts drafted by the fashion literates. As goes the joke, ‘A lot of us go around wearing boots so huge that both our legs and an arm can fit inside one boot.’ Sad but true, this is one of the biggest boot fashion faux pas. So how does one get it right? We say, remember to wear it tight and at the perfect height! Let’s go boot hunting and figure out how a pair can add a professional touch at work or a hint of drama at play.
Every boot story begins with knowing the ‘leg’ type. Women with thin legs, who get tired of flaunting them during the summer, are the first to jump on the boot bandwagon; followed by those who hope to take away the attention from the legs and move it on to the boots. And then of course there are the not-so-thin and not-so-fat, who swear by the boots, the winter wardrobe essential. If you are not-so-thin then don’t try to balance your figure with heavy footwear. Stick to flat or platform boots, the taller ones will make your legs look slimmer. The figure-licious can sport ankle length or full-length, the latter will make your legs appear fuller. The ones with petite frame should remember the golden rule that the boots should not weigh on one. Talking of bulkiness, you should also understand the boot trimmings. Do you like the bulky pair with chunky metal flashes? Or do you like the statement pair with fur trimmings? Whatever be your accessory statement from buckles to laces, never go overboard with trimmings. If you are sporting boots with funky studs or metal straps then don’t sport jewellery of the same kind.
So, if boots are also your reason for loving the winter, then go ahead and make the boots work in your favor! And while you can wear boots almost everywhere, we suggest you don’t wear them at red-carpet or black-tie occasions. As for the rest of the sunny mornings or cold evenings – be sure to put your best ‘boot’ forward!