6 Types of Boots Every Woman Should Have in Their Wardrobe
Jun 22 , 2021
Tags - Types of Boots For Women
Some people say you can never own enough white t-shirts, but we believe you can never have too many pairs of boots in your wardrobe!
The reason being, is that there is a style out there for every occasion and every season.
Even though there are a wide range of colours and textures, there are a few classic styles that can stand the test of time.
So before you start refreshing your shoe collection, check out these 6 different types of boots.
1. Chelsea Boots
An all time classic, Chelsea boots are available in different heel highs and toe shapes but it’s most distinguishable feature is its elastic side panels and tab at the back of the boot.
First made in 1851, J. Sparkes-Hall designed this style for Queen Victoria because she wanted a pair of non laced boots, however they didn’t become a popular trend until the mid 50’s.
Now, the Chelsea boot has become a timeless staple in everyone's wardrobe and can be dressed up or down, be it with jeans or dresses.
2. Combat Boots
Combat boots were initially designed to be worn by soldiers, hence their name.
And whilst this style is still worn by members of the military today, they are becoming a fashion statement we simply cannot ignore.
Fashionable combat boots hold the same elements as army boots, with their rounded toe cap, chunky soles and a high colour.
Moreover, the designs are a lot more flexible with materials like faux croc to smooth leather or suede as well as available in any colour you could think of.
Struggling thinking of what to wear? Pair these boots with jeans and a leather jacket for the weekend or with a summer dress to add a stylish edge.
3. Thigh High Boots
Thigh high boots are particularly great in the colder months because they keep you covered, unlike ankle boots where some of your skin is exposed to the elements.
Regarding the heel, they can be flat, mid or high, block or stiletto, it doesn’t matter which you go for but the long shaft that goes up to your thigh, is a classic fashion statement you’ll want to embrace to take your outfit to a more stylish level.
Most of the time, we see thigh high boots rocked by runway models and celebrities with legs longer than skyscrapers!
But don’t let this put you off - all you need to do is pick a pair that matches your personal style and combine them with a good outfit.
4. Riding Boots
Riding boots are not just for equestrians; they can actually look very stylish away from the horse.
In fact, riding boots are practical in poorer weather as well as when the sun’s out so can be worn with skirts, jeans, dresses or trousers - basically anything!
Traditionally, riding boots needed to be at least knee high, low heeled and with a sturdy toe to keep the rider’s feet protected from the saddle.
Nowadays, trendy riding boots intended for everyday wear are available in many toe types as well as heels that go up to 2.5 inches.
Typically, riding boots are in standard shades like black, brown or navy and are made with different materials such as leather or suede.
5. Cowboy Boots
The cowboy boot is a classic that has been continuously made and adapted as seasons come and go.
From early western Hollywood movies to country singers - the cowboy boot has stood its ground decade after decade.
Historically worn by cowboys (of course!), the cowboy boot is identified by its small heel, rounded or pointed toe, a high shaft and no lacing - and they were usually made from cowhide leather or exotic skins like alligator or snake.
Today, they are made from textures outside of leather and are available in all types of prints and colors - so channel your inner Wild Wild West side and pair them with denim shorts, a low skirt or summer dress.
6. Stiletto Heel Boots
One style that will never go out of date is the stiletto heeled boot.
What’s great is that whether they’re Chelsea boots or thigh-high’s, the skinny heel can be included in any style and look great with tailored outfits.
To style, think of the stiletto heeled boot as a different shoe option to wearing pumps in the office during the Autumn.
However, they do look very special in the evenings for a date night or out dancing with friends.
Plus, you can wear them when the weekend’s over too - such as with skinny jeans for a casual afternoon.
One thing’s for sure, this is a classic style you’ll always want handy in your wardrobe.
The Final Word
Before you begin building a new shoe collection, refer back to this guide to choose different types depending on the style you need to put your best foot forward - literally!
Now you have a quick summary of 6 classic styles of boots, choosing your next pair should be a breeze.
Get in touch today if you have any questions.
In the meantime, check our extended range of Boots for Women.
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