White boots - whaddya reckon?

(37 Posts)

After a mixed response on MN Vogue, I thought id throw it open; I'm thinking of buying these boots - am I mad?

rubyhaha Sat 13-Apr-13 08:20:33

amber was just coming on to say buy them! report back when they arrive please. am mildly tempted.

Right - have ordered! Thank you all for your opinions, much appreciated.

Cointreau, thank you very much! Trust me, I love doing it more than anyone enjoys reading it!

YoniOno Fri 12-Apr-13 22:26:49

I think the key with statement footwear is to keep everything else very very simple. Otherwise you'll end up looking fancy dress or like a madwoman. So yes grey skinnies and black tee or whatever, but he addition of even a leather jacket would make them too much.

I'd wear them to a festival, in my pre-kids days or if someone would take them off my hands for a weekend

tigerdriverII Fri 12-Apr-13 22:16:42

Love them. In fact might get some....

Pendipidy Fri 12-Apr-13 22:11:28

Love them ! But i am not cool enough to wear them :-(

I hated them until I realised that they weren't actually open toed, but that it was in fact a wee shiny bit at the front. Very spatsish, not as bad as at first glance blush

CointreauVersial Fri 12-Apr-13 21:13:39

By the way, Amber, I'm loving your blog...... Lovely inspiration for my working wardrobe.

Napoleon66 Fri 12-Apr-13 11:41:12

Buy them, I think they're crisp and cool.

Ah, you see like gobby shoes with a brash Texan accent! I think I will buy them, as I still really like them in spite of the critique. Thank you MNers!

CointreauVersial Fri 12-Apr-13 00:27:55

Yeeeee Hah!

They are very " hey everyone, just look at my feet", so for that reason, not for me.

(I prefer shoes that whisper).

ttcnumero3 Thu 11-Apr-13 23:56:04

I really like them. Think they would look great with blue denim jeans amongst others...

UnrequitedSkink Thu 11-Apr-13 23:49:54

Ok, I've seen your pic. You can totally get away with it. I hate you.

UnrequitedSkink Thu 11-Apr-13 23:48:55

Weirdly, I like them! And I can see how they might work with that blue skirt, which has a bit of a western vibe. However, I SUSPECT you'd only get away with that combo if you are stunningly gorgeous and a bit edgy...are you these things? I'm just not sure if they're wearable for the average person...iyswim. However, if you can pull them off, then I bow forever to your funk. And I am jealous.

mamalovesmojitos Thu 11-Apr-13 23:43:07

I like them.

AlwaysOneMissing Thu 11-Apr-13 23:19:27

I opened the link feeling sure I would hate them, but actually, they are pretty nice! I know you would style these perfectly so I think you should get them. Even if you only wear them a handful of times, at that price I think it's worth it.
Ps - quite like that M&S skirt too!

AlanMoore Thu 11-Apr-13 23:08:31

I think that's what they're called...the Vidal Sassoon haircuts, like Mary Quant's but with the pointy fringe?

I think this is the skirt it looked a lot nicer from halfway across the shop and much greyer - perhaps this isn't it? I hope not, I was in a rush so didn't go over to examine but was looking forward to going back for another look - the website photo isn't nice but M&S website is a badly lit mess so who knows.
River Island and La Redoute have both got similar (much nicer) skirts in white/cream which would look lovely with a soft denim shirt? Not sure about not white against very white boots though...not very helpful!

I have to confess my ignorance regarding a '5 point haircut'...

I was thinking pale grey skinnies and a sky blue slouchy vest but I think they'd go with a lot. Like the sound of the skirt and vest idea a lot!

AlanMoore Thu 11-Apr-13 20:39:07

What are you going to wear them with? I'm picturing them with a white 60s shift too. Or skinny cords and something graphic but knitted, and a 5 point haircut, sort of 'mod on a ranch'.

(I only lurk on s&b normally but these boots have excited me)

AlanMoore Thu 11-Apr-13 20:36:07

Get them! I saw a blue skirt in m&s yesterday that they would look great with, with bare legs and a plain white vest.

I do. Besides I was wearing Wedge trainers back when they were decreed to be the ugliest footwear known to mankind on here. Now look. You'll all be wearing white cowboy boots in 6m, you mark my words.

<doesn't hold breath>

foxysocks Thu 11-Apr-13 20:20:46

hmm, after replying yes on MNV am now thinking no. not because i don't like white boots, I think you would style 'em up and rock them. I just think you can probs find better elsewhere.

i think it's the sole/heel next to the white-ness that is making me rethink.

QueenCadbury Thu 11-Apr-13 20:20:05

If you still love them after everyone has insulted them then you definitely should get them.

Gorjuss Thu 11-Apr-13 20:18:25

Great for line dancing.

tethersend Thu 11-Apr-13 20:16:59

You know me well, Remus grin

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