Advice On Boots For Autumn/Winter
For the last couple of years have been languishing in a jeans and Converse rut; I've recently lost two stone and dropped two jeans sizes, and would like to smarten up my image a little now I'm in my 30s. Nothing dramatically different, as I still want to feel comfortable, but you know, just a little less like I'm pretending I'm the student I was 10 years ago.
I've been reading this site for the last month or so and have found it a great help, but want some advice on footwear for the coming winter. I want some smarter, more practical and less likely to leak than my Converse, but that fit with the clothes I already own, as unfortunately I'm not in a position to go out and completely update my wardrobe. I can currently mostly be spotted sporting:
- Check / plaid shirts (mostly in reds & blues)
- Mid-wash straight leg jeans (I might have lost weight, but not enough for anything narrower to be flattering)
- Brown straight leg cords
I'm also in dire need of a new winter coat and was planning on getting either a pea or duffel coat, probably in navy.
I want something that will go with my current wardrobe, but which will smarten up as my style evolves. I don't think I'm ready for brogues just yet (maybe next year when the rest of my wardrobe is a bit smarter), and I like the look/idea of desert boots (which seem to get a lot of love on this site), but am not sure that they're practical for winter or whether they go with my current jeans. What do other readers think, or do you have any other suggestions?
My only other requirement is that they won't date quickly; for example, I've considered these: Mens Casual Boots - Motive Mix in Ebony Leather from Clarks shoes, but worry while they're on trend for this year, they're not very stylish, and will look dated come this time next year.
My budget is around £80-100, so feel free to make specific as well as general suggestions.
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