If you’re an avid boot wearer like me, you’ll find it hard to part with the beloved wardrobe staple when the warmer weather starts to kick in. I’ve been procrastinating it for a long while, and google-ing when the perfect time to stop wearing them is, yet all answers differ. Some say spring, however, it is spring and knee high boots, especially in suede are majorly on trend this season. Others say summer, but those occasional cold and rainy days still occur where boots are an essential means of maintaining dry socks. So, when is the correct time to give boots the kick, if one even exists?
Angie: “When to stop wearing boots comes up on our forum every year, and each time I suggest the same thing: weather permitting and if you’re comfortable with the coverage, wear any style of boot year round”
Maya: “Until summer comes to pry them out of my cold, dead, winter-loving hands.”
I say it depends on the type of boots.
For instance, fur lined Uggs have to be the first on the timeline to be put at the back of the wardrobe. Not only would they make your feet far too toasty in the warmer seasons, but they also would not go with the knee length/midi skirts nor tapered trousers in fashion at the moment. Dressy high heel boots, however, don’t particularly have a wear-by date. I for one tend to wear them for gigs all year round to give my outfits some edge – plus, you couldn’t really wear ballet flats with a pair of leather-look jeans.
In my opinion, the rest of the timeline should go as follows:
- Rain boots
- Faux fur boots
- Hardware boots
- Ankle boots
- Wedge boots
- Low heel boots
- Thigh high boots
- Riding boots
- High heel boots
However, if you’re partial to wearing a specific kind of boot, don’t let my basic guide get in the way with that. Maybe even buy a more colourful pair than the typical black to brighten up your footwear for a more summer inspired look (I’d recommend reds, pastels and light browns) and go bare leg with or without nude tights. As long as you feel you can pull them off, by all means go for it, especially if the weather’s miserable, or they match your clothing ensemble flawlessly.