Seeing long boots everywhere this season? So are we and we’re loving it.
For a while now, ankle boots have been the powerhouse go-to for winter styling. Simple, chic, and timeless, we do love an ankle boot for everyday versatility. However, one sure-fire way to totally elevate your winter outfit this season is by hopping aboard the long boots trend (also known as a knee boot or knee-high boot). Why? They’re statement, à la mode, and can keep your legs just that little bit warmer than a shorter boot. So many wins!
For our winter collaboration with the Sandler group — an Australian shoe collective serving up timeless and quality designs — we both chose ourselves a pair of long boots to kick off the new season in style. Come June the 1st and we’re out here styling our long boots for all kinds of occasions. Workwear? Tick. Night out? Tick. Cute lunch with the girls? Tick.
Sandler is home to a number of brands as well as their own, so we both picked from a different brand. Mel chose a pair from Jane Debster, which is a brand synonymous with high-quality, premium footwear. Jane Debster has actually been around since the swinging sixties, so you know they’ve spent some time refining their product! Inspired by European luxury trends, the collection includes everything from chic boots and classy loafers, to polished pumps and smart sandals.
Mel opted for the Germaine Boot in a mid-brown hue. With a lined interior, slight cushioning, and a 7.5cm heel, these boots are the very definition of comfort-meets-style! The leather materials used are of such a high quality that you can wear them from 8AM to 8PM without experiencing any discomfort. This is exactly what Mel does when she takes her look from desk to dinner. They also took 0 breaking in time and were comfortable from the get-go. Such a quality design!
Kristen chose the Gwen Boot from Sandler in a classic black. Also a seriously comfortable design, these feature a leather upper, 7cm block heel and rounded toe. Kristen styled them with a cute pleated mini skirt and houndstooth vest from Femme Luxe, creating a preppy look perfect for brunching, day dates and everything in between.
All about the long boots trend? Head to Sandler to check out their extensive range, there are so many versatile choices!