With a mod sensibility and classic flair, Chelsea boots are now an enduring cold-weather favourite more than ever. This season the shops are awash in Chelsea boots of every variety, whether you want a minimalist pair of black flats or glittery wedges. The basic look hits your ankle and offers a tiny bit of lift, with elastic panels on each side to make them come on and off in a snap. They give a bit of a vintage, rock n’ roll quality to any look, and can be styled comfortably with both jeans and dresses. Try wearing yours with the following looks to stay warm, stylish, and bang on trend this fall.
1. With skinny jeans
One of the most effortless ways to wear Chelsea boots is with a pair of skinnies, particularly as part of a black on black look. You can roll the bottom hems up to show off the top of your boots, choosing a dark wash jean. Skinny jeans can also comfortably tuck into the top of the boots, or you could wear them with cropped drainpipe trousers for a chic look that puts your best foot forward in fall weather. The laid-back vibe of these boots is a natural pairing for flattering jeans.
2. As part of a slouchy layered look
When the leaves start to turn colours, fashion is all about layering. Ankle boots are good layering pieces because they are so versatile. Choose boots with a little bit of a heel to pair with textured tights and slouchy scarves, or opt for a flat pair of no-nonsense boots to wear with an oversized sweater or parka.
3. With tights and a miniskirt
If you really want to draw attention to your footwear, put on a pair of Chelsea boots with contrasting tights and a miniskirt. Another option is to wear tights the same colour as your boots. Wear a pair with a slight heel to elongate your legs while still staying comfortable. Balenciaga has some hot pairs of varying heel heights this season, which you can check out here at www.lyst.com for inspiration.
4. As part of a rock and roll look
The Chelsea boot was made popular by the Beatles, and was a rock star classic throughout the 1960’s. Their androgynous style and sleek lines make these boots perfect as part of a too-cool-for-school rocker chick look. Pair them with leather leggings or a cropped biker jacket, or look for a pair that’s decked out with punky studs.
5. With chunky socks and bare legs
Are you not quite ready to give up your summer wardrobe just yet? Take your rompers and sundresses well into the autumn by wearing your Chelsea boots with a pair of chunky knit socks and leaving your legs bare. This is a grungy look that combines the 60’s flair of the boots with a 90’s vibe, for effortless comfort.
Although the Chelsea boot is particularly stylish this season, it’s a classic that will round out your wardrobe year after year. How do you like to wear yours?