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1980's Boots

by Sarah Halpin on

Welcome to Winter Season!

It’s time to get excited about the best part of the evenings getting longer and the temperatures dropping; NEW BOOTS! We want to talk about all the exciting trends we see coming through and ways to work them into your wardrobe. One of the bigger and frankly scarier ones is the 1980’s!

This may evoke images of enormous shoulder pads and insane amounts of blush and blue eyeshadow, but we can assure you there are actually some gems in there to embrace.

The 1980’s obsession we saw dominating S/S has carried through to Autumn but in a more refined and elegant way. We’re seeing lots of velvet and lace bringing texture. The vibrant neon colours have faded to chic jewel-tones. Yellow is still a key colour, but sunshine has made way for warmer hues.

We are embracing all the best bits from the decade; Punk Rock styling, romantic flowing chiffon and rainbows of colour. We are also putting our own spin on some of the more questionable style choices. Big shoulder pads have been replaced by less severe but still emphasised silhouettes. Puffy sleeves and embroidered sleeve details adorning the collections of many designers, with Givenchy’s being a stand-out in terms of couture wow-factor.

How do we wear it? And what about the shoes……

Have fun with it! Clash your patterns, layer your textures and experiment with colour. The emphasis this season is on the balance between functionality and femininity.

Gucci’s much-coveted range of chunky ankle boots and platform soles are a key look and tie in beautifully with the rock’n’roll flowing florals, we’re seeing all over the high street, but if these don’t quite match your budget we suggest these beauties from Marco Tozzi 

For a more formal take on the trend, you could pair these incredible pointed-toe courts with a structured blazer and jeans to nail the 1980’s look 

We are also completely overjoyed that the 1980’s trend has helped to revive the knee-high boot! Right now we’re loving this tan coloured, mid-height style which will look unbelievable with a midi skirt and chunky roll-neck once those chilly days creep in.


And finally, would it really be a nod to the 1980’s if we didn’t include some snakeskin? For the truly fashion-forward, rock these Una Healy’s with jeans, a tee and an over-sized jacket for the ultimate in



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