23 May 2019

Not Ready to Ditch the (Chelsea) Boots?

Not Ready To Ditch The Boots on vickiarcher.com

Spring boots are on the way

When it comes to Spring dressing, choosing the right footwear can be a whole new dilemma.

If it’s not warm enough for sandals and the sneaker card has been overplayed, spring booties are the way forward.

A lower and looser cut make them an ideal shoe for the in-between weather.

Bring Back the Chelsea

We’ve been eyeing up the Chelsea style recently; sitting a little above the ankle with the right amount of give, they’re the perfect shape.

They were originally designed for Queen Victoria to wear when horseback riding but their popularity began in Chelsea, England, in the 1950s.

Not long after, they became a staple of the Beatles and the shoes everyone wanted to get their hands on.

To this day we still love their versatility and ease, deeming them one of our wardrobe essentials.

How to Style

With an abundance of versions, there’s a style to suit nearly all outfits and all budgets.

Go for a flat style with a thinner sole such as these for a casual day-to-day look.

Or try a chunkier sole like this pair to add a bit of height and edge.

For an afternoon event, try a heeled version with a point such as these ones.

Move away from the dark and into the lighter shades, like wet pebble.

If you’re not quite ready to lace up the sandals, try a bootie and put a spring in your step.

If You’re Not Ready to Ditch the Boot

madewell regan  ||  **rag & bone walker  ||  **vagabond lara  ||  vagabond marja || klub nico lila ||  saint laurent lucas

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image, the beatles

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Love that ‘Lucas’ boot! Think of all the styles of footwear and the Chelsea is my favourite. I like the slightly higher heel and Saint Laurent does them so well and the quality makes the price somewhat more affordable. I have three pairs and live in them, they are so comfortable and the most versatile when it comes to dressing up or down but beware they can be narrow and I have had to go up half a size in all three pairs. The new style you feature – the Lucas, is my preferred choice with jeans and floaty skirts. Just when I thought I didn’t need any more boots!! Thank you Vicki for bringing these to my attention.


Don’t forget your “RM’s” Vicki! Still the best boot for men and women – town and bush – here in Oz. Best wishes, love your blog.


Love them all! Still haven’t quite embraced the snakeskin- perhaps because I lived in a faux snakeskin maxi coat as a student in the 70’s!!! Seeing lots of that fashion coming back, haven’t noted any “bell bottom” trousers yet but those cullottes!!! A blast from the past! Aaah happy memories!


First of all, the Beatles still MOVE ME when I see their images; that style still rocks and ROLLS! And, I love the Chelsea boot. It flatters my leg shape, it is a versatile style and I’m popping right over to your links to get more ideas on how to sport these marvels!


I love some of the boots but once I start to stop wearing them as it does warm up I don’t want to go back to them until the autumn. I’ve never quite understood boots in the warmer months, no matter how lovely, as I just love the freedom of no socks or tights.


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