It’s that wonderful time of year again. No, not Christmas. It’s barely November. There’ll be plenty of time to invest in a novelty sweater once December rolls around, we promise. For now, our topic is the arrival of cold, wet weather and, with it, boots. The recent cold snap has reminded us that a sturdy pair of lace-ups are in order, and, sagely, our fashion editors have earmarked boots as one of the top trends for the season to come (on a related note, you can read the whole list of them here). Considering a good portion of the globe has barely recovered from a scorching-hot summer, though, it wouldn’t surprise us if you need to be coaxed out of your slip-ons. For anyone having trouble making the transition, here’s how to wear them on the weekend, to work and in the great outdoors.
Winter boots, like their seasonal sidekicks, shearling jackets and tactile sweaters, are a reassuring presence in your wardrobe. More so when the pair in question is made from butter-soft suede like these ones from Mr P., part of the first footwear offering from our in-house line. The great thing about having your own label is, you can hone, refine and experiment. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to really ramp up this pair’s cold-weather credentials and line them with fuzzy shearling. And, when worn with this suitably-named Shaggy Bear sweater from knitwear brand extraordinaire Howlin’, it makes for the perfect weekend outfit at this time of year.