New boots – Weekly Wishlist

Everyone’s got ankle boots, right? They’re so versatile, so easy to sling on with skirts, jeans, and even dresses. You can wear them to work, to play and out at night.

But, sometimes, we want a bit more from our boots. We want something out-there. Something a wee bit risque. A statement pair of boots. New boots that are a bit different.

And that’s where knee-highs, and even better, thigh-highs (or over-the-knee) come in. There is always room in your shoe wardrobe for one pair of bonkers new boots.

Red or Dead’s burgundy knee-highs with glitter detail (£150, exclusive to Schuh) are brilliantly bonkers, and quite festive. Thigh highs can get caught in that panto principle boy role, so just be careful what you wear them with. And greys and other shades are probably better than black. Choose form grey over the knee suede boots with ties at the back from Schuh (£75), or New Look’s pull-on thigh highs in a similar shade (£44.99).

Also at Schuh, you will definitely make a statement in their tan fringed knee highs (£110).

knee and thigh high boots weekly wishlistH&M’s blue velvet platform thigh highs are a boot to behold (£39.99), but they also have a more classic black pair with a stiletto heel, if they are more your thing (£39.99).

Burgundy platform knee highs (£29.99) at H&M are perfect new boots if you are embracing the 1970s trend. If pure comfort is more your thing, then maybe these quilted Hunter wellies from Schuh (£135) will be on your shopping list?

Or White Stuff’s suede fur-lined boots from White Stuff (£95) – how cosy do they look?

French Connection has some gorgeous high-heeled burgundy knee highs (£195), or flat knee high black leather boots (£195)  – which would be your new boots of choice?

Finally, we love New Look’s 1960s-inspired patent knee high boots. (£37.99).

 

Boots, boots, boots

Are your boots made for walking, as someone once sang? (Yes, we know who it was, Nancy Sinatra fans!). Or are they a wee bit worn through? A wee bit, well, last year? Or maybe you’re just not in love with them anymore.

Whatever, there’s never a real excuse needed for new boots. It’s winter. We buy boots. So, we’ve had a little browse around and have found boots, boots, and then more boots to suit all your needs. Ankle, cosy, heels, or knee-high and over. Whatever the boot you desire, we’ve found it.

Let’s start with heels. Yeah, okay, they’re not the boots you’re going to be wearing when the snow comes, or for a walk in the park, but heeled boots, in particular ankle boots, can look – and feel –  brilliant as a shoe alternative on a winter’s night out. And we just love a heel detail – like these chunky heels in glitter and gold.

boots heelsClockwise, from left: Mock croc knee highs, £39.99, grey suede ankle, £27.99, both New Look, Burgundy ankle, £125, gold-heeled grey, £145, both French Connection, glitter heeled, £34.99, belt detail gold-tipped heels, £34.99, both New Look

Ankle boots have come into their own in the last few years. Are they the most versatile item in your shoe wardrobe? Er, duh. Of course they are! With a heel, flat, biker style, in suede or leather, or man-made, in any colour, ankle boots are the kings of the boot world. They go with anything from skirts to dresses, to hotpants and tights, to good old jeans.

ANKLE BOOTSClockwise, from top left: Cuban heel boot, £75, White Stuff, soft biker boot, £35, BHS, sand ‘Jessie’ boot, £100, Crew Clothing, dark blue boot, £75, Faith @ Debenhams, ‘Cinema’ doble buckle boot, £75, Schuh, ox blood and black strap detail, £35, BHS, blue and black buckle detail, £65, RJR John Rocha @ Debenhams, burgundy flat ankle, £80, Call It Spring @ Debenhams, quilted heel detail, £69, Call It Spring @ Debenhams, black ‘Frenzy’ boot, £80, Schuh

Knee-high boots have sort of been living in the boot fashion wilderness for a while, agreed? We bet it’s cold there. And knee highs are good in the cold. So we’re glad they are making a comeback of sorts, Great over jeans, great with a full midi skirt. Not so great with a skirt just above the knee, or a pencil skirt, okay? Over the knee boots are back too – just beware they don’t go all pantomime principle boy.

boots knee high and overClockwise, from top left: ‘Priya’ flat, £110, White Stuff, black knee high, £195, French Connection, tan cowboy style boot, £99, Schuh, chain detail tan, £49.99, New Look, chain trim rider boot, £39, BHS, brown buckle boots, £145, Crew Clothing, dark brown buckle trim boot, £129, White Stuff, black suede riding style, £79.99, New Look

Finally, those cosy boots. Shearling, sheepskin, furry lined, cosy, gorgeous outdoor slippers of boots! Yes, we’ve included the original UGG boots – we can’t see past them for warmth. But there are lots of other fab and fluffy cosy styles out there.

boots cosyClockwise, from top left: Fur lined boots, £80, Schuh, brown ‘Loxley’, £125, Crew Clothing, black classic tall UGG, £190, Schuh, black trimmed chunky, £34.99, tan suede and leather shearling boot, £79.95, GAP, Huggy boots, £20, BHS, blue fur-lined, £75, White Stuff

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction