Black boots are one of those wardrobe staples that are synonymous with the colder months, and they’re usually one of the first things I start to add into rotation as I transition my wardrobe from summer to autumn. Aside from the obvious fact that they go with absolutely everything, I love that a simple pair of black boots are one of those autumn pieces that I can start reaching for in March, even though it’s usually another good month or two before the temperatures in Sydney really start to drop.
More often than not, it all comes down to the details. How pointed is the toe? How narrow is the opening around your leg? Pull on or zip up? Hardware or none? Classic black leather or a rich hued suede (personally I love these)?
The latest addition to my own shoe-drobe are the above pair from Jo Mercer. They’re slightly edgy, with the silver buckle detail, yet have an elegant almond shaped toe, a narrow fit on the leg, and a sturdy block heel – perfect for running around in. It’s been a little too hot and humid to even consider trying to break these in yet, but I can’t wait to pair them with black skinny jeans and oversized sweaters, a shirt and trouser combo, or with a more feminine dress and a biker jacket.
If I learnt anything about my style in my 20s, it’s that I tend to go for more classic styles; essentially any pieces that I know will become a wardrobe workhorse for months – and hopefully years – to come. It’s those pieces I know I can fall back on, like a simple pair of black leather boots, which will work harmoniously with the rest of my wardrobe.
For those of you who have your eye on something a little lower, the jensen boot from Acne Studios is a gorgeous option, and comfortable from the get go. Or, if your budget is a little lower, I highly recommend investing in this dupe – they are even more comfortable than the Acne boots, and the quality is superb for the price point.
Before I wrap up this post, I wanted to flag that there’s going to be a little jumping back and forth between my summer wardrobe essentials, and those pieces that I know are my tried and tested workhorses for autumn, just as I get through everything that I want to share with you all (which is always more than I have time to pull together! The joys of working a full time job and blogging).