Winter Guide: The best of boots!

Winter Guide: The best of boots!

It’s the season for boots, ladies! And with hundreds of styles to choose from, we girls are spoilt for choice… and confused. So here’s my pick of boots for winter 2011-12, along with chic tips to wear them!

The classic blacks

You can’t pass a winter without a pair of black boots for daily wear. Black boots go with almost every colour I can imagine, and are ideal for day wear, office and evening!

Chic tip: Bored of black boots? Try tan or brown boots, or look for blacks with a hint of detailing like lace or texture, or a cool buckle.

Below: Black boot from Metro, lace-up boots from Sisley, grey lace boot from Benetton

Metro Shoes black boot Winter 2011Sisley boots Winter 2011

Benetton boots Winter 2011

Boots for parties

Boots now come in fun styles! Decorated with sequins, rhinestones and beads, boots can be as embellished as your party dress. Spiky-heeled boots are a great alternative to stilettos and peep-toed pumps.

Below: Embellished boot from Metro, boot from Mochi

Metro shoes- Winter 2011Mochi boot Winter 2011

Chic tip: Let’s be honest—boots can make you look like a tramp. If your look is too grungy or blingy, then you run a serious fashion risk with embellished boots. If your boots are quite catchy, tone down the jewellery and the sequins on your dress.

Tall boots

Tall or knee-high boots can be quite intimidating for many women, but don’t think you’re too short or too tall for something. If a pair of tall boots looks great on you, wear it with confidence. They are great to keep your legs warm in the cold weather!

Below: Boot from Bootz Collection (at bestylish.com), Heeled boot from Zara

Bootz from bestylish.comZara basic heel boot

Chic tip: Avoid wearing knee-high boots with shorts, though they do look great with skirts, dresses and skinny jeans.

Which boots are you wearing this winter?

Chic Preview: Steven Madden in India… coming soon!

Steve Madden, the wonderful American footwear and accessories brand (named after the shoe designer), is opening in India very, very soon. That means as early as next month. The first Steve Madden store in the country will be at Palladium in Mumbai where work is on in full swing!

Spy shot below:

Steve Madden store Palladium

And here’s a glimpse of some of the cool accessories you can expect to see when the store opens.

Sexy skyscraper heels:

Steve Madden shoe Steve Madden leopard shoe

Knee-length boots:

Steve Madden Ashleey black suede boot Steve Madden candence cognac boot

Bags!

Steve Madden BDAKOTA bag Steve Madden BJASPER bag

More on Steve Madden in India:

Reliance Brands has entered into a long-term license agreement with Steve Madden, which is a designer, wholesaler and retailer of fashion-forward footwear and accessories for women, men and children.

So you could buy their accessories at exclusive Steve Madden stores and premium department stores in all major cities across India. The stores will also have accessories from Madden Girl, a fashionable line for younger girls.

We expect the pricing to be somewhere between high-street and luxury, so while the accessories won’t be dirt cheap, you won’t need to max out your credit card either.

Looking forward to the chic shoes and bags already!