I have at least another month of hot weather here so it is hard to fathom that the Fall issues of Vogue and Harper’s are now hitting my mail box. It always gets me quite excited about sweaters, boots and coats but this year I have resolved not to bring them out too early, and wait for the appropriate weather, instead of forcing Fall on my closet!
At the end of last winter I sat pretty smugly saying to myself ‘I won’t need to buy anything new next winter!’. Ha Ha Ha! As if! The first thing on my list for this autumn/winter season is a pair of biker boots. As you know I pretty much have every style of boots available – too many Rag & Bone Newburys, Isabel Marant Dickers, Chloe Susannas and Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots – oh and a pair of Rag & Bone Chelsea boots bought off The Outnet last year. Believe it or not I do not have a pair of biker boots to wear with skinny jeans and an oversized sweater. The more I search Pinterest for inspiration the more I know I really need a pair…ok want a pair….
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This is the pair I have just ordered – AllSaints have the most amazing boots but they are usually so expensive. These Shoreditch boots are 50% off with an extra 20% off using code Extra20. They only have the chocolate color left though I have to say this is my preference anyway over black. I think they are far less severe and will age far better than black. They are also the perfect height as they can be teamed with both skinnies or rolled up boyfriend jeans.
There are only a couple of sizes left in this Kawai Shearling boot – but well worth looking at just for the fact that it is shearling lined! So cozy for winter.
Frye is always a go to brand for boots – boots that will last a lifetime and priced to reflect that, but I have found a couple of discounted pairs too. These are my favorites.
The Frye Vicky Engineer – simplicity with the necessary buckles.
The Frye Veronica Tanker – available in black too – just love this with the wrap buckle detail.
The quintessential Frye Veronica Slouch – 24% off here too! Available in brown too.
The Frye Veronica shortie – and this color is superb for a change from black, but it’s such a popular boot it comes in about 10 other colors!
The Frye Natalie mid is – as it suggests a mid height. I adore this in charcoal – again softer than black.
The Frye Natalie is slightly shorter with the single buckle and comes in 5 leather finishes here.
I absolutely love the Frye Valerie tall – the buckles are fabulous. They also do a shorter version here which is also shearling lined.
Similar and perfect for toughening up a girly dress are the Veronica belted tall boots. Also available in a cognac leather.
Or if you want the versatility of wearing with boyfriend jeans there is the Veronica short belted boot.
The Frye Jenna is another classic and a perfect height and it’s available here half price in black or brown.
How cool are these with the stud embellishment – the Veronica Stud Moto – 50% off too!
The classic Frye Veronica is available here – all 4 colors are discounted slightly differently but the black are 42% off msrp!
Next up Rag & Bone can’t go wrong with boots. I have a shorter version of these that I bought off The Outnet – but these are the classic biker boot with a more subtle stud rather than a buckle.
Finally while mentioning The Outnet – how about a classic pair of Belstaff biker boots at 65% off!!? Available in black or brown.
So what’s your verdict on the biker boot? I can’t wait to receive my All Saints pair – comfort and a little edginess and perfect for crappy weather!
As for the past few days it’s been a very lazy weekend that included a Sunday roast and lots of Olympics – I feel a void now they’re over! Today I’m back in the office on a cooler less humid day so the jeans are back out!
Bloody warm here in the UK at the moment – 21 degrees outside now at 10.30pm where I am in Suffolk so boots have not been on my radar of late! A great selection here and I’m sorely tempted by some of the brown ones as I have two black pairs (one shearling-lined) that I wear to death throughout the winter. As you say though, they do last a lifetime – I don’t think I could ever wear mine out however much use I get from them (and of course they look better with a bit of a battering). Love them.