Boundary-pushing to the max today with new boots and pant silhouette. Better that than be stuck in a style rut, I say. Playing around with new shapes, patterns, shoes and accessories is something I recommend in Know Your Style. This can be the perfect way to whoop up your wardrobe and add mileage to existing clothes – and it’s always brilliant when a new item unleashes an old favourite.
Even though I live in white sneakers and hi-tops, these white leather Tracey Neuls Chelsea boots shunt me right out of my comfort zone (they were a very generous thank you gift from Tracey for featuring her in Know Your Style). But that’s how I initially felt about skinny jeans and then ended up wearing them for years. This photo was taken at the end of a shoot last week (more details coming soon) – and there’s a double slouch situation going on that I would usually tame with something more structured. Imagine this outfit with a navy blazer or overcoat, a la creative academic on the go:
Like a cross between the Balenciaga sock boot and Pierre Cardin’s futuristic 1960s designs, the new white ankle boots fit perfectly with my comfy shoe stance. Success so far comes when the white ankle boots are teamed with a belted black jumpsuit or the not-so basic-basics (slim leg black jeans, a black cashmere sweater and my Burberry trench). During the recent Arctic freeze I suffered from a low grade, Old Lady Panic about slipping over on the ice and breaking a hip. Now I’ve gotta new way to walk – in non-slip comfy boots.
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My navy trousers of Kin at John Lewis (currently out of stock) and the grey sweatshirt is an old Eileen Fisher.
Have you pushed any style boundaries lately?