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I am not a fashionista by a long shot and am generally okay with my own style which does tend to err on the side of being "safe", comfy and durable (in that I don't have the cash to buy a whole new wardrobe every year). However even I am beginning to realise that the dark brown knee high boots I have been wearing every winter for the past 6 years are looking a bit dated. But I am not convinced about ankle boots and need something a bit smarter than biker boots to wear to work. So are riding boots going the same way as knee highs? I've been reading all the posts on S& B about how knee highs are so dated and out of fashion etc but I am seeing a lot of knee length boots in all the shops. Are riding boots not considered knee highs? I really like these and they are on sale at the moment:-) www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10001_10001_56308+0891021183_-1?breadcrumb=Home~Women~Shoes+%26amp%3B+boots
Thanks ladies! mrscumberbatch - I sort of know what you mean but I do so like the look of them. Also if you go by this logic then surely you shouldn't wear "biker" boots if you don't ride a motorbike or ballet pumps if you're not doing ballet? This list could go on. They are fashionable interpretations of the real thing...
I really like those actually. OK I can take or leave the tassle thingy but apart from that...nice heel, gorgeous colour and the ankles look nice and thin. The skinny/ankle boots combo is just fine if you have slim, decent length legs, it's very unflattering on a lot of people. I don't see knee highs disappearing from the high street any time soon phew ...
I am surrounded by extremely fashionable young students where I work and loads of them are wearing riding boots atm - so I assume they are in! Haven't seen any of them in non-riding boot knee-highs though. And yes, billions of ankle boots. I love boot-watching <weird>.
FWIW I think knee boots are classic and I've just bought some Dune ones to replace my ancient-falling-apart-ones. I'm hopeful of getting several years' worth of wear out of them.
But as a nod to fashion (that I do not generally follow slavishly, through lack of cash) I DID buy some ankle boots for £50 in M&S. I figure they are not too expensive so if I only wear them a winter or two it's ok (by then they'll perhaps be out of fashion). I am tall and slim so I reckon I can get away with it.
Those boots are gorgeous. I have some black knee high/riding boots, and shock horror they come from M&S - probably makes them Mum Boots of a sort. I love themwith skinnies tucked in . I hate ankle boots worn with skinnies tucked in.
Ankle boots can look good on some, but generally they're a bit meh.
I'm not listening to the fashion world at the moment as they seem to be telling me that I should wear go-faster stripes and button my collar up to the top while wearing my coat like a cape (if Jess CM in the Guardian is anything to go by). WTF?