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What to wear on your feet with jeans? (when you're over 40)

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TomArchersSausage Fri 15-Mar-13 21:16:38

I don't know what to wear on my feet anymore. Everyone seems to have a different idea of what a mum boot actually is, but the consensus seems to be that whatever it is, it's a baaad thingconfused

So what else? I need something flat. Ballet shoes look too flimsy for this time of year and anyway I feel they look like my dd's shoes.

Loafers maybe? Desert boots (quite like). Or even <gasp>mum boots..I am a mum after all. Why fight it?grin

OneLittleLady Fri 15-Mar-13 21:17:55

Brothel creepers wink

What kind of jeans?

MummyNoName Fri 15-Mar-13 21:20:21

Riding boots?
Ugg boots?
Kitten heel?

Depends what you're wearing up top.

Shakey1500 Fri 15-Mar-13 21:20:31

I either wear my adored but now really scruffy to be fair converse or long black boots.

MrsCosmopilite Fri 15-Mar-13 21:21:28

Depends on the style of jeans, and the occasion.

If I'm going out then I'll most likely wear a pair of dark jeans and some heels. I also have a pair of tan-coloured boots (not cowboy boots, but just reasonably plain with a low heel) that I wear for more 'active' nights out, like bowling etc.

However, I wear (scruffier) jeans on a daily basis, and usually those are with trainers or with walking boots.

tigerdriverII Fri 15-Mar-13 21:21:45

Skinny jeans and any boot besides a mum boot, can be flat or a bit of a heel. Cowboy boots.

TomArchersSausage Fri 15-Mar-13 21:23:57

Um..just jeans. Straightish ones, not skinny.

I don't think I could do the boots tucked into jeans look. I have a suspicion I'd look like Percy Thrower about to do the gardeningblush

Do Ugg boots not go all soggy in wet weather? They always look like they might to me.

Awks Fri 15-Mar-13 21:25:02

oh god just wear what boots you like - you are 40 you havent had a lobotomy grin

You can only do jeans tucked into boots if the jeans are skinny.
Slightly rolled up with ankle boots or with flipflops or sandals when the weather is warmer.
Ballet flats with skinnies (again when it's warmer).
Biker boots?
I like heeled ankle boots with both skinnies and with dark bootcuts/skinny flares.

ggirl Fri 15-Mar-13 21:28:33

something like these?

Startail Fri 15-Mar-13 21:29:51

Mum boots, black or brown, long brown boots with jeans touched in, sketchers.

DDs both had converse for their birthdays which means they are out of bounds for mum

TomArchersSausage Fri 15-Mar-13 21:33:18

I like these except not my size theresad

WipsGlitter Fri 15-Mar-13 21:35:15

Not sure about those. I have Kurt Geiger biker boots.

soaccidentprone Fri 15-Mar-13 21:40:14

you need a selection of converse.

I'm currently in my suede fur lined ones. when it warms up as bit I'll change to my leather fur lined converse lites, then when it's even warmer I'll dig out my sparkly conversegrin

TomArchersSausage Fri 15-Mar-13 21:47:36

Thanks for all suggestionssmile Will keep looking.

cerealqueen Fri 15-Mar-13 22:00:26

I like those sketchers. I am 45 and wear brown or grey suede boots in winter, (jeans tucked in) converse in spring, flip flops/birkenstocks in Summer. Currently after a pair of ankle boots for the winter/spring transition period.

Good quality Jeggings tucked in boots look great!

TomArchersSausage Fri 15-Mar-13 22:06:49

I like the jeggings/boots suggestionsmile

CointreauVersial Fri 15-Mar-13 22:11:36

Wot Remus said.

Over 40? You don't suddenly transmogrify into some ancient elastic-waistbanded Hotter-loafer-wearing granny, y'know.

<46 and proud>

polyhymnia Fri 15-Mar-13 22:51:14

Brogues ???

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