When the cold winter weather firmly sets in, I love nothing more than pulling on some boots to go about my day. While in the summer I never have my ballet pumps and flip flops off my feet, in the autumn and winter when the cold weather and rain are more or less guaranteed, I like to opt for boots because they keep my feet warm and dry.
Perhaps the most stylish boots in my closet are the Claire Richards Fringe Boots (read all about when I first met Claire here) from Fashion World. Aren't these just incredible?
|Claire Richards Fringe Boots*|
The Claire Richards Fringe Boots are gorgeous, light weight, suede boots that look perfect when worn with leggings, tights or skinny jeans. Available in black, like I have, and in the super sophisticated mink, they are a staple in my wardrobe. The fringe style is a trend that has come around year on year so I know that I'll be able to wear these for years to come. The quality of them is great and I love the attention to detail. Around the top of the boots is plaited detailing and then the rest of the leg of the boot is made up of fringing. I love the tassels and the sliver disc detailing on the outer side of each boot that has more fringing looped through it.
They have a leather upper and a three and a quarter inch heel which feels really sturdy to walk in, particularly as these are wedge boots. They are pretty comfortable too and I can easily stand up and walk around in these for a few hours, however if I'm wearing these for any longer then I do find that my feet ache a little which is because the space where the ball of my foot goes feels quite thin; there isn't additional padding there or a platform so I find that adding a little extra layer really helps to add extra comfort to an already comfortable, easy to walk n shoe. One such layer could be a gel cushion like the Scholl Party Feet (buy here) but I don't like the feel of my feet on these so I prefer to take a regular insole and cut out a similar shape to place in my shoes.
They come in an E and a EEE fitting and I have found them to be true to size, with plenty of room around the calf which is so important to me, and I know that is a feature that many of you look out for too. They zip easily up the inside of the boots, making them really easy to put on. These are definitely a winner for me!
If you're a lover of fashion then these boots may look a little familiar to you. They're an excellent dupe for the Jacob Fringe Boots by top French designer Isabel Marant that have been seen on the likes of Coleen Rooney, Kelly Brooke and Abbey Clancy.
I wouldn't go spending £485 on the Isabel Marant boots when there is a super stylish offering from Fashion World for £70 so you can get the designer look for far less without compromising on style. Which pair do you prefer?