Slowly multiplying over the course of the year, I’m building up what was once a rather meagre selection of black boots. I finally deemed them a necessary building block in my wardrobe after an extended period of I would class as denial. Well, that and my continued loyalty to a battered pair of heeled chelsea boots.
Even though I am fully aware that the increased number of options can prolong the decision-making process, I’m still never one to shy away from a little bit of variety. The most recent addition to my black boot collection, the Chloe quilted biker boots, are a pair that I am anticipating will see plenty of wear in the years to come. I actually spent months agonising over the purchase, tossing between these and the Chloe studded Susanna boots, a shoe that I was almost certain I needed to have, and it was inevitably going to be one or the other. It’s so easy to get caught up in the hype of a product, something that I have been guilty of in the past, so naturally I was quietly relieved when my friend Nina let me try on her Susanna’s, which, as gorgeous as they are, were not for me. At least not in the black. So, long story short, my mind was quickly made up.
While my small collection might only total three pairs, I’m quite certain that I have all my bases covered. Two pairs of low heeled boots, one pair cut low around the ankle and the other a standard cut – each with subtle detailing which sets them apart, and one pair of rather ambiguous mid-heel height boots; I think these could pretty safely carry me through all of 2013 and 2014 with ease. Forward planning at its best.