The sandals have been almost packed away 'til Spring and it's time to assess my boots for the season ahead. I got most of them out and am a bit shocked how many there are....
From left to right:
Pied à Terre (1988)!!!, Beau Coops (2009), Isabel Marant (2008), Acne (2009), Acne (2011), Acne (2012), Ann Demeulemeester (2006), Patrick Cox (1992), Costume National (1994)
I love ankle boots, and have had a bit of a fetish for them since the late 80s. The Isabel Marant ones are in a shocking state, but I can't quite bring myself to throw them out yet. The Pied à Terre ones are too narrow for me these days, but I've promised them to M, who will probably fit into them next year. She can wear them for dressing up!
I love Acne Pistols too, although they are a bit too ubiquitous these days. I bought
Acne Free boots last year in Berlin, and these are my favourites at the moment. I love their slightly pointy toes and Chelsea boot styling.
In comparison, I have relatively fewer high boots. These are my new suede Daniele Arancani boots bought for a bargain price on Shoescribe. Next to them are old Marc Jacobs boots from 2000! I wore these when pregnant with my first child! They're still going strong, although a bit ratty.
The floppy ones at the end are old Costume National from about 1999. I also have some Robert Clegeries, but they are in storage.
These are my favourite knee high boots. They're Dries Van Noten from about 2003/2004 I think. They're very 70s, with a perfect 7cm heel and lovely tan leather. I will be very sad when these die!
An outfit: black jacket from an Op shop (thrift shop), J Crew Tippi sweater, black acne jeans, black acne boots.
Are you an ankle boot lover or do you prefer a higher style?
Hope you're having a great weekend. My J Crew shopping moratorium is going well so far.