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Right - give me honest opinions oh style queens on these boots please..!?

(23 Posts)
fannybanjo Sat 23-Jul-11 21:52:05

I need some flatish black casual boots to go with skinny jeans, tights etc for the Autumn. What do you think of these??

fannybanjo Sat 23-Jul-11 22:03:15

God are they that bad...?!

fannybanjo Sat 23-Jul-11 22:03:32

or are all the style queens out on the lash...??!!

Bunbaker Sat 23-Jul-11 22:08:14

I like them a lot.

fannybanjo Sat 23-Jul-11 22:10:32

Good answer Bun!

pissedrightoff Sat 23-Jul-11 23:00:03

Fab boots, would buy them if I could.

TragicallyHip Sat 23-Jul-11 23:02:18

They are not too bad. I probably wouldn't buy them but I reckon no one would laugh at you grin

TheFarSide Sat 23-Jul-11 23:05:31

They're really nice.

I'm the nearly 50 year old who wears leggings with dresses on the other thread, so you might not want to trust my opinion.

mittenkitten Sat 23-Jul-11 23:06:06

They are really cute.

normalshmormal Sat 23-Jul-11 23:07:48

Like em. I bought a pair last winter from toppers and these look like exactly the same basic boot but have a different strap arrangement.

Look good with lots of different things and are comfy without being middle aged.

fannybanjo Sat 23-Jul-11 23:09:23

tragicallyhip you've just put me off.... grin. I only like positive feedback ya see!! wink. Hmm I'm not sure. I may keep looking.. Any ideas?

Nothing wrong with being 50 and wearing leggings thefarside! However if when you're 61 and wearing Leopard print harem pants like MIL I will ignore your style advice...grin

fannybanjo Sat 23-Jul-11 23:10:56

Fuck they're middle aged aren't they but cos they're in Topshop they're trying to kid me they're trendy...

FrancesFarmer Sat 23-Jul-11 23:47:29

They're ok, not amazing.

pictish Sat 23-Jul-11 23:50:11

They are very dull. If I wore them I would feel inordinately depressed.

Sorry, but you did ask.

fannybanjo Sat 23-Jul-11 23:53:38

gringringrin haha are they the type of footwear an off duty funeral director would wear...?!

pictish Sun 24-Jul-11 00:15:42

A funeral director with a BHS storecard, yes.

pissedrightoff Sun 24-Jul-11 09:07:06

Hmm not convinced they are frumpy, watched a video of some trendy looking, young singer prancing about in boots exactly like these, skinny jeans and a vest with lots of long necklaces on, She looked fab.

ihatethecold Sun 24-Jul-11 09:12:12

they are ok, but it depends on how you wear them,
bootleg jeans NO,
skinnies YES

fannybanjo Sun 24-Jul-11 09:56:53

I would wear them with skinny jeans - don't own a pair of bootlegs! I've ordered this top from French Connection along with these trousers/jeans. So I wouldn't be wearing them with polyester slacks and a spotty blouse from BHS... grin Only wear them during the day too.

ifancyashandy Sun 24-Jul-11 12:37:49

Hmm. Not overly keen. Tricky length to wear too - they look like they'll sit right on the ankle and cut your leg off.


TragicallyHip Sun 24-Jul-11 12:47:06

Now I have had another look <sober> and I like the style and see where you are going with the outfit but I don't think those are the right boots. There is something not quite right, I think maybe too shiny and they are a little cheap looking. Maybe a more worn/distressed look would suit better?

fannybanjo Sun 24-Jul-11 13:27:31

Tragically. I have decided against them - for exactly same reasons as you say - I have a pair of Carvela grey/black boots which are more distressed looking so gonna keep my money in purse! They are too new looking - that's what's put me off and what makes them look bit middle aged. grin

TragicallyHip Sun 24-Jul-11 13:43:21


More of a dark grey/blackish is a better choice, save your money or spend it on a bag to go with the outfit wink

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