Why Brown Knee Boots Could Be Your Wardrobe Heroes

I love my brown boots – they’re just so versatile!

As you will see from these photos, I am a huge fan of knee boots and virtually live in them from October to April!

Why do I love knee boots so much?

  • They keep my legs nice and warm.
  • They pair beautifully with both midi and mini length skirts and dresses.
  • By swapping sandals for boots (and adding a jacket/cardigan), you can keep wearing a Summer dress well into autumn (see leopard print dress above).
  • They are wonderfully leg lengthening, especially if you co-ordinate the colour with your tights and hemline.
  • I find them easier to walk in than shoes as they support the ankles.
  • I have small feet (size 35.5) so finding shoes that don’t slip off can be tricky, whereas boots stay on better even if they’re a little big.

Why brown?

As someone with Soft and Warm colouring, browns and camels are great neutrals for me as they tone in well with the rest of my wardrobe.

What style of boots is best?

For me, it’s heels all the way (although maybe not so high as I used to go for as comfort is becoming more of a consideration as I get older!)

Lots of my clients don’t want to/can’t wear heels though and for them flat boots can be a really good option because, on the whole, they team better with Winter-weight skirts and dresses than a flat shoe does.

If, like me, your style is fairly classic and understated, and you are looking to wear knee boots with a dress or skirt, a plain, slim fitting boot is generally your best bet, although you will be able to get away with something chunkier/slouchier if your dress skirt is fairly full or finishes above the knee. If your style is somewhat edgier though you will probably feel comfortable pairing a biker style with a floaty dress.  Whatever your style, don’t dismiss over-the-knee boots; whilst Classics may consider them a little risque (Julia Roberts in hooker mode in Pretty Woman springs to mind!) they can be particularly good teamed with knee length (and longer) skirts as they eliminate the normal gap between hemline and boot so give a very sleek line.

Over recent seasons, boots seem to have come up quite wide in the leg so I’d advise avoiding anything that described as “relaxed fit” if you have slim calves as they will probably be too baggy (unless you want to tuck your jeans in them). I find boots with a full length zip and/or are part elasticated give a snugger fit. DuoBoots is an excellent brand that features seven different calf fittings so it’s really good for those with slim calves, as well as those built on sturdier lines. Brands such as SimplyBe, Evans and JD Williams also cater well for curvy calves.

I’ve done the searching for you – shop my catalogue!

I am always on the lookout for the perfect pair of boots and I am delighted to say, that this season there is a good range to choose from. I have curated my picks in this catalogue. I have unashamedly limited my selection to brown, tan and camel boots as, in my experience, these are the most difficult to find.  They also sell out really fast so, if you’re looking to invest in a pair, don’t delay or you may miss out! If you have Cool, Clear or Deep colouring though and find that black boots team best with the rest of your wardrobe, you are spoilt for choice will find that many of the brown styles I have selected are also offered in black.

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