With heritage chic fast becoming one of the biggest trends this autumn, its no surprise that the style elite have been investing in one of this seasons must-have items: The Chelsea Boot.
Jameela & Fearne
Wearing their Chelsea Boots
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At this time of year, your choice of footwear is more important than in any other season. As the days get shorter, colder and wetter, key considerations for anyone should be comfort, weather resistance and warmth. Boots tick all these boxes effortlessly. But with so many boot options on offer, it can be
difficult to know which way to turn.
Historically, the Chelsea boot was designed as an easy to remove riding boot by Queen Victoria’s shoemaker for the Queen herself. Back then, the most important feature was the ease of which the boots could be removed – hence the signature elasticated side panels and lightweight sole.
If we look at the AW12 runways from Fashion Weeks and collections from high street fashion to designers, the Chelsea Boot continues to remain an extremely popular choice. This season alone, designers such as Grenson, Paul Smith, Jimmy Choo and Ralph Lauren have all featured Chelsea boots in their collections.
Even more recently, collections for SS13 have also featured Chelsea boots prominently, illustrating that the style is versatile enough to transcend the seasons.
The beauty of the Chelsea boot stems from its versatility. Simply put, they are easy to dress up or down. The key is to remain simple with outfit choice and pair the Chelsea’s with uncomplicated, unfussy clothes in subtle, dark colours, avoiding garish colours and patterns.
So, what do you think? Have I managed to convince you to invest in a pair of Chelsea boots this AW12? It looks like they are THE footwear silhouette of the season, with both the industry and fashion press huge advocates of the style.
Well, i'm looking forward to next year as their popularity is only set to grow, so can they be crowned the current ‘King of Boots’? We'll have to wait and see.....