19 November 2018

time to get those boots out!

It's been a very long time since I've worn a knee high boot, I've favoured an ankle boot now for as long as I can remember. I think my lifestyle plays a large part in that fact. I guess I have always thought that knee highs were quite dressy and maybe not so suited to the school run. However, now that I'm no longer needed for the school run my wardrobe is beginning to change and I feel I can be a little more adventurous with my everyday choices! A while ago (back in August whilst it was sweltering!) I got a sneak peek at what Duo Boots would be offering for A/W18 and they very kindly let me choose a pair. If you aren't familiar with Duo......you should be as their unique selling point is that they can cater for different calf widths. Good huh?! One size does not fit all when it comes to legs! Anyway, I digress. Back to what I picked.......

Duo Avocet Boots
The day I tried the Avocets (they also come in grey and navy suede) on I was wearing a dress with an asymmetric hem.....I loved the look and it inspired me to look at ways in which I could wear a knee high boot. The following collages are all based on what's my wardrobe. I did buy the Studio by Preen dress knowing it would go with lots in my wardrobe....but also because I knew the hem would be ideal with these boots! 

Starting with a couple of dress-up options - biker or blazer.....what's your favourite?



To dress things down a touch, layer a sweater over the dress and add a tote.

Sticking with the sweater.....but how about coated skinnies instead of the dress and an injection of leopard print by way of a coat!

Throwing in a dress alternative....the shorter option.
Leopard print coat

And last but not least going for an all out evening look.

So there's 6 outfits from shopping my wardrobe. Here's a couple of ways I've worn my new boots recently.

Biker jacket, past season - alternative here
Preloved Zara dress
Anya Hindmarch mini Gracie bag, past season


I thought the boots looked great with this dress when I tried it on the other day (I bagged the dress thanks to Black Friday!)

A little more info on Duo Boots, they've been going for over 40 years!! When I worked in Bath when I left school they were already a very well established brand with an excellent reputation and they were definitely a destination shop that I aspired to purchase from. They source the finest leathers and suedes and work closely with their shoemakers to bring their designs to life! Should you find yourself in Bath, do pop in and visit their store. Aimee, the manager and her team will be only too happy to measure you up if it's knee high boots you are after.......though they also have a stunning collection of ankle boots too!

I had the Edison in cinnamon tan suede last year, they have done them in red this year....aren't they gorgeous!

The Hockley caught my eye.....who doesn't love a bit of animal print!

I love the metallic version too!

If you want a more classic boot with a twist how lovely is the heel on these?

They also come in teal with a glitter heel.....how fabulous would they be with a tulle skirt and fitted tux jacket!

The sock ankle boot is becoming a bit of a classic style so I couldn't finish this post without showing you these. They also come in black.

So, are you familiar with Duo? Are you tempted by knee highs this season or have you always had a pair in your footwear arsenal? I would love to hear!

This post was written in collaboration with Duo - all words and opinions are my own.

* Gifted by the brand 
** Gifted and 15% of with code MFF15


1 comment

  1. Flaminng Lips20/11/18 09:15

    I've always liked an occasional wear of a knee boot and last year my favourite pair died :-( I'd been eyeing up a Duo pair for a while before that as every pair of long boots are like wellies on me - even when they aren't supposed to be and it's not a look I suit! They are now on my Christmas list. Are they comfortable? Love that Biba dress on you - if only it wasn't oos! xx