Sunday, 18 April 2010
That's Not My Age has spent the weekend wearing a pair of fabulous new boots. No they're not Balmain or Balenciaga, these beauties are from outdoor footwear specialist, Brasher. Mr TNMA and I are fond of a weekend stroll and fed up with traipsing around in a pair of old trainers, I opted for some serious footwear. But this presented a serious style challenge. How to wear proper walking boots without looking like a member of the Countryside Alliance?
First, leave the utility jacket alone - Kate Middleton goes grouse-shooting is not the look we're after here - and when in doubt, turn to the grand dame of sporty chic for inspiration:
A Breton top is perfect for the riverside ramble but add a sensible rucksack and suddenly I'm feeling more Edmund Hillary than Coco Chanel:
But check out those sunglasses - I'll have some of that! This pair from Linda Farrow should do the trick:
They may not have platform heels and a designer price tag but as far as I'm concerned my new ankle boots are the cat's pyjamas. Back in the olden days when That's Not My Age was a student, I thought Dr Marten's were the only boots I'd ever wear (then I grew up and got a job!) and I have a similar feeling now. There's a strong possibility that I might wake up in the morning and slip my new Brashers on - and if I do, I'd like to look something like this:
Ever owned a pair of shoes you never want to take off?
Balmain boots: mytheresa.com
Coco Chanel: A Century of Fashion Francois Baudot
Edmund Hillary: Time
Linda Farrow sunglasses: Net-a-Porter
Gorgeous girl in hiking boots: The Sartorialist