After a few false starts, this year’s mercurial weather seems to be settling into default British mode: grey, damp, chilly. Delightful. Winter is coming but I’ll cling onto bare ankles as long as possible because I’m stubborn like that.
Fashion’s hold over showing some skin sees some stylists venturing out during NYFW’s legendary February snowstorms with bare legs. Ok, they dash from overheated show venue to Town Car to showroom but there is still snow on the ground! The fashpack are hardcore when it comes to the cold. Yet sometimes, when I’m frozen to my bones, practicality triumphs over fashion and I cave to comfort and snuggle into a chunky boot.
This Autumn, hiking-style boots are totally on-trend – especially if you update them with authentic red hiking shoelaces – while cowboy boots are having a moment too, thanks to their appearances on Calvin Klein, Fendi and Dolce & Gabanna’s catwalks.