Monday, October 05, 2020

Mama Style || All About The Chelsea Boot

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When I was young I got my first pair of leather Chelsea boots and I've been hooked ever since. For me, they are the best of all the boots, the one staple for Autumn Winter that will not only go with any outfit, but can be dressed up or down and look great every time. 

Another thing I love about these style of boot is that they are really comfortable and super easy to put on, perfect for old broken people like me with bad backs!

This year they seem more popular than ever, with big brands like Dr. Marten bringing out some gorgeous new styles and high street stores pulling out the bag for more affordable options. Whether you want a bit of height with a wedge or just flat every day versions, there are so many designs, colours and styles now so there will be a Chelsea boot for everyone!

I thought I'd share 9 favourites from this Autumn/Winter that I adore and have to stop myself from getting click happy when online shopping. Which is your favourite?

1. Dr. Marten's Leonore | 2. Fly London graphite | 3. Joule's Chepstow | 4. Heavenly Feet Wine | 5. HM Lined | 6. DM Leopard Leonore  | 7. Tamaris Badam | 8. River Island chunky | 9. Timberland Tan

The DM Leonore boots are gorgeous if you have a bigger budget, though do be warned as with all DM boots, they will need a little breaking in. My tip for this is to wear them round the house first with the thickest socks you can fit in, you could also blast any tighter areas with a hair dryer to help aid stretching while you wear them in. The leopard version is stunning and I love the fur lining, so cosy for winter. 

The cheapest boots here are the HM version  (5) which are really simple but with the extra colouring and sleek sole, they just look a little bit more special than other cheap Chelsea boots. The other budget friendly version which I own is the Heavenly Feet boot (4), though mine are teal colour, they are the most comfortable boots in the world, with memory foam soles and a wider fit. Fly London (2) make similar styles for a bigger budget and have heeps of styles, but these graphite ones caught my eye as I love the colour that would go with tights and dresses or jeans, but also the wedge sole which is great if you want the height without the struggle.

As you can see from this selection they all have the same characteristics, but can look vastly different, so there really is a Chelsea boot for everyone, whatever your style, age or needs.

Are you a fan?