It must be said, I’m a boots fiend ‒ I own a shameful amount of boots in different styles, heel heights and materials. My favourite pair are a grey, suede, block-heel boot that I stumbled upon at a designer vintage store in Paris. It was a Cinderella meant-to-be kind of shopping moment. I saw them in the shop window and went in to try them on, of course, they were my exact size and fit, down to a precise half-size measurement!
Grey suede isn’t the most practical material, whether I be in rainy London, or in rainy season in Singapore. However, the new season block heel style elevates you above the wet ground (just make sure to purchase more practical leather) and keeps you looking super put-together whilst at it whether you be in the office or headed out for a meeting.
Many a designer created beautiful block heel boots for Autumn Winter 2015, and of course high street interpretations followed. See my pick of the best boots to shop for whatever your budget or the weather forecast may be!
These leopard print lovelies may take a confident lady to pull them off but can actually be surprisingly versatile. Pair with light blue jeans and a classic white shirt if you’re still testing the waters and are not looking to reference Empires’ Cookie Lyons.
Calf hair ankle boots by Sam Edelman, $264 from Net-a-Porter
King of second skin over-the-knee boots, Stuart Weitzman has lent his magic touch to these peep-toe leather booties with a fierce chunky heel. Perfect for letting your feet breathe in Singapore’s humid weather whilst still maintaining that sexy second-skin, toe cleavage factor!
Leather open-toe boots $870 shop in-store at Ngee Ann City
Reminiscent of the Louis Vuitton booties seen on every other editor along the frow last season, new name on the block Paul Andrew has offered up these red slashed beauties for his Fall 2015 collection. Equal parts attitude and glamour, these boots would work beautifully to separate you from the masses on Singapore’s streets. If you don’t know his name, you definitely know his designs, he previously worked for Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein and Donna Karen to name but a few, before launching his eponymous collection in Spring 2013.
Price unavailable, black nappa leather open-toe boots by Paul Andrew. Shop his collections onStyleBop
Eek! These sexy red patent boots are as arresting as Kurt Geiger’s campaign star, supermodel Lara Stone. They’re certainly not for the faint hearted, with zips, patent leather and red block heels going on, but they would be fabulous enough to jazz up sleek tailoring for work as well as wear to after hours cocktails.
Patent leather block heel boots, $350, Carvela by Kurt Geiger, available from Kurt Geiger stores nationwide and online
For fans of more classic styles with a modern twist, see Queen of comfortable cool Tory Burch. These staple boots in camel leather with a gilded heel join will see you from the office to weekend appointments whilst leaving a twinkle in your wake.
Leather boots, $652 by Tory Burch, available on Net-a-Porter