There are few items of footwear as versatile as the half boot. The all terrain vehicle of the footwear world, it’s just as much at home in town as in the great outdoors. There’s no dominant style theme, so it’s completely up to you to go for whatever design catches your attention. Coming into winter, you may want to ferret out designs that love this time of year. Fake fur makes fairly regular appearances, whether at ankle level or wrapped all the way round the boot, American indian style. Colours are a mixture of the quite typical for this time of year, for example, greys, darkish blues, different kinds of brown and stalwarts like beige, black and white, as well as more eye-catching colours – metallic red and gold, seasonal scarlet and two-tone or three-tone looks are some illustrations. There’s a playful note around too as borne out by some quintessentially Christmassy ‘knitted’ style patterns and leopardskin effects.
Slightly less practical for winter weather are your standard issue women’s shoes. On the other hand, when they look as gorgeous as this, who cares? These shoes can transform the wallflowers amongst us with their upbeat colours, classy lines and unusual designs. There’s plenty of room for quirky details: chunky buckles, press stud ‘pockets’, rhinestone designs and more. One interesting design aspect is the regular occurence of the animal skin effect. Take your pick of leopard, zebra, snake and crocodile.
With the party season upon us now is the time to embark on the quest for the perfect frock. There are lots of very flattering dresses out there. Black is a major theme this season, for the most part not as the timeless classic of the little black dress, rather, it’s enjoying a new personality, in combination with different colour schemes and striking stripes and borders.