Not long ago, I purchased my first pair of over-the-knee boots from New Look for a mere 20 pounds in the Christmas sales. I loved them so much, I immediately ordered another pair from ASOS, this time in black and made from real suede. This pair are ever-so-slightly shorter than the burgundy pair, and they’re not split at the back, so they’re more of a snug fit over my knee.
The closer fit combined with the thicker fabric of the boot means that these low heeled black lovelies are super warm and snuggly, something of which I was very glad in today’s sunny but crisp winter weather.
In addition to being comfortable and warm, these boots have some really cool subtle details, which is why I absolutely couldn’t help but buy them. There’s there slight heel, to give a little bit of leg lengthening lift, the Western-style stitching and my favourite touch – the tiny, shiny metal insert around the toe area. It’s these little extras that I think will have me loving these boots for years to come.
I know this post is all about the boots, but these jeans are a new purchase too and I would feel bad if I didn’t also mention how comfy they are. I realised that I didn’t have any skinny blue denim that I could wear tucked into these boots. My trusty straight cut hipster jeans are too loose in the lower leg, and all my super slim cut trousers are black or coloured. So after trying on a fair few pairs of stretchy jeans ranging from downright awful to just-not-quite-right, I found these in the new season denim section at good old M&S. I got the “short” version although at 5’4 I’m technically just over the height for petite sizing, as they sit just above my ankle and I think will work well with flats and sandals come summer.
This chunky knit jumper is mine now, I think. I borrowed it from my boyfriend a couple of months ago when I wanted a heavy knit to layer under a big coat for an oversized look, and I’ve worn it loads since then. I love the longer sleeve length and traditional knitted pattern. Here it’s under one of my most worn outerwear items – an old wool hooded coat from Topshop that I actually picked up for about £10 on Ebay. It’s getting pretty old now and the pockets need mending, but the length, fit and classic style mean I reach for it again and again and again.
Jumper: Stolen from boyfriend. Similar here
Coat: Topshop. Similar here