Thursday, 23 October 2008

The Shoe Boot

Right now I'm loving the 'Shoe Boot': Comfy, stylish & warm! The shoe boot is nothing new, they're actually very old-fashioned, but they've slowly crept back into fashion over the past couple of years.

I love them because they're edgy and a little bit different to the usual ankle boots - which is what makes them so stylish. They're also great if you want to tone down a dress giving it a bit more of an effortless, carefree look. Add a cardigan and you've got a great casual daytime look! You can take this style to whatever extreme you like depending on what you team them up with. I like to wear mine with a pair of very skinny jeans and a cape. Skirts and dresses and with tights look fab with shoe boots too! Kiera Knightly, Sienna Miller and Alexa Chung below wear the shoe boot well in these pics.

Thankfully, you can buy shoe boots in various interpretations pretty much anywhere at the moment. I've picked out a few of my favourites.

Fantasizing is free of course, but if you've cleverly been saving up those pennies for the new season, you could always choose from some of Christian Louboutin's beautiful designs.

I love these Christian Louboutin C'est Moi Shoe boots (£430 / around $860) - they also have them in Pink.

I simply adore these lace ups designed by Kenneth Cole.

Jimmy Choo has produced a gorgeous little pair of tribal influenced Shoe boots complete with the peep toe (hotly tipped to be very in this season!). These are retailing at £550 (around $1100). Oh If only!

Rupert Sanderson's Kit Kat shoe boots (£615 / $1230) have an interesting twist at the front. Love it. The contrasting white heel is gorgeous too.
Ever so slightly more affordable, the talented Marc Jacobs has come up with a patent navy shoe boot to die for. How does he do it? Simply beautiful.

Another beautful Marc Jacobs creation, it so wouldn't be Marc Jacobs if it didn't have an innovative heel!
I simply adore the shape of French Connections 'Jennifer boot' retailing at £135 (around $270)

Love these gorgeous boots from La Redoute, encompassing a bit of the 'gladiator' look. Long length tongue adds an extra style twist. These are currently selling at £55 (around $110).

These black leather hidden platform shoe boots from New look are stylish too, would look great with skinny jeans and a cape, currently retailing at £40 (around $80).

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Found a cute pair at Dorothy Perkins, really like the low front and runched leather. These are fab for daytime as the heel is small.

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Susanna-Cole said...

I really like the shoe boot look, and I have a pair of Oxford style shoe boots, and I really like them, it only gets annoying that my sister and mom are out of the loop on this shoe trend, and keep making fun of my shoes!

Great post! :)


flutterbyblue said...

LOVE this style boot! If only I could wear those high heels...sigh...