IKRUSH Pick: Chelsea Boots
Chelsea boots are a classic footwear design that never go out of style. This season the iconic look is more popular than ever, with celebrities like Alexa Chung and Gigi Hadid sporting the style and making it their own. The versatility of Chelsea boots means you can dress them up or down for a variety of occasions, and the high quality of their production will ensure they stay in your wardrobe for many seasons to come.
Faux suede and faux leather are popular materials for Chelsea boots, especially if you're looking for cheaper alternatives that will still stand the test of time. If you prefer your footwear to have an edge, boots with a patent finish will provide a classic but contemporary look that will make your outfit stand out for all the right reasons. Highlight your Chelsea boots by wearing them with coloured or patterned tights that will draw attention to your footwear and add something different to your look.
This season, Chelsea boots have bohemian fringe detailing which is perfect if your signature look is laid-back and casual. If you find extra features a bit too fussy, opt for classic faux leather Chelsea boots with a sturdy block heel. This can be added to any outfit, particularly minimalist pieces that will emphasis the retro design of the boots. Contrast fabrics are also popular this autumn/winter, with faux suede and faux leather being put together to gives this classic design a modern twist. This look is a great option if your wardrobe is filled with separates, tailored pieces and structured dresses as the boots will complement these looks well.
Traditionally Chelsea boots have a mid-height heel, however this season heels in a range of heights have been popping up all over the catwalk. Chelsea boots with a higher heel can be added to party outfits for a dressed-up look, meaning this classic look is much more than a casual piece of footwear.