I scoured high and low for the perfect pair of Chelsea boots that I’d created a picture of in my mind. They had a sort of vintage look about them, a rusty black leather coating and the smooth, round, chiselled toe you’d expect of any quality boot.
Everything about them seemed wonderful. They’re the kind of shoes that you can slip into (literally – thank goodness for laceless footwear and elasticated sides) and be assured that they will go with almost any outfit. Of course, they didn’t just look good, they were the most comfortable (perfect for any fashionista suffering from stiletto overdose).
They gave me the kind of happiness that you get when you walk out of Fenwicks having purchased a garment you’ve wanted for months, you know, the feeling that any shopping addict craves.
Five years on and they are still my ‘go to’ footwear choice for most outfits. Every year, without fail, you can presume you will see a pair of dreamy Chelsea boots on most store shelves by the time it’s September. Why not?! Even better, a pair of these won’t break the bank, you can even snap them up for as little as £12 in Primark!
Whether you’re wanting to give your style a rock-star edge and are planning to pair them with liquorice black skinny jeans, or you’re more of a bohemian beauty and want to style them with a bold print maxi skirt, grabbing yourself a pair of these won’t cause any harm.
You won’t be the only style icon in Autumn’s hottest boots either. You will be alongside the likes of Alexa Chung and Miranda Kerr, to name just a few. So what are you waiting for? Take the plunge and get your hands on a pair of these must-haves now, I dare you.