Here comes the rain again (in London Town), falling on my head… and everywhere it would appear. Not sure how much rain there has been, but I feel Trench Foot could become a real thing, very soon.
So last winter it was all about the Hiker Boot – the lace up boot that one could ‘almost’ perceive one could climb a hill or mountain wearing, if one so desired. Yeah, But no.
This year it is very definitely the Chelsea Boot; but chunky, on steroids – pimped and pumped up to the max. As we’re talking boots (one of my weaknesses) – well, of course I’ve already bought in to it – I’ve done the ground work as it were for you…
I’ve realised with the pimped up Chelsea boot, a little time playing with proportions is needed. But, first off, I know, even despite not really being a dress/skirt wearer myself, they work super well with a midi/long dress/skirt as they immediately balance out the hardness of them. if that makes sense.
(My boots come with a soundtrack of Boxer Beat by Jo Boxers. In the name of research I’ve gone down a rabbit hole of discovery, Jo Boxers were all about the lace up DM’s of course… from when DM stood for Dr Martens not Direct Messaging… Jo Boxers were on Top of The Pops in Christmas 1983… I. Feel. So. Old.)
Here are some examples of chunky Chelsea boots from Pinterest showing how the pimped up Chelsea boot could be worn. Easy no?
So we know Chelsea boots work well with dresses, flesh baring for the brave and a skinny jean. I’m also thinking that they will work well with a cropped wide trouser… the skinniness over the ankle is balanced out by the wideness of the width of the trouser leg.
I’ve got these ones. I do like them very much. These have sold out once online already, but I was sent a notification to say when they were back in stock.
H&M High Profile Chelsea Boot £29.99
I should point out the benefit of a cleated sole (a bumpy & ridged sole) – much better grip – should it snow, or just in the wet, one will be much more stable. Theoretically.
Cos Leather Ankle Boots £150
Or… even higher platform…
H&M Platform Chelsea Boot £29.99
Next Forever Comfort Chunky Chelsea Boot £60
These boots have more of a rounded toe, but still the souped up sole…
Dune Provense Chunky outsole Chelsea boot £150
These Chelsea boots do look great with a dress, don’t they?
Hush Nash Chelsea Boots £160
A flatter contrast sole now,..
H&M Leather Chelsea Boots £79.99
Back to Jo Boxers, nearly… with some Dr Martens…
Office Dr Martens 2976 Chelsea Boots £149
Mr E-E and I recently taken to a stroll out without the offspring (sentences can be finished – imagine), It’s been raining a lot, and dare I say, I’ve even gone down a sort of anorak-y kind of thing. turns out, very practical. Dammit. In truth, there is a lot more choice around now… some are even moving towards stylish.
Zara Foldaway Water-Repellent Raincoat £49
M&S Lightweight pack away parka jacket £29.50
Isle Jacobsen Grey Raincoat £160
Also available in black and chestnut, though this is a gorgeous shade of blue.
Arket Oversized Fishtail Parka £150
Love this check rain coat,
H&M Hooded rain Coat £34.99
I’ve seen various animal print raincoats around, I particularly like the scale of this one…
Next Joules Brown Waybridge Waterproof Raincoat with Mesh Lining £60
Stay dry xx
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