This season’s must-have boots are, quite literally, red hot. When Victoria Beckham and Fendi sent models strutting down the AW17 catwalks in red boots, the formerly tacky footwear fast became a beacon of new season cool. Chances are they’re already flooding your Instagram feed, and we’re only just into boot season.
What we love about red boots is that they provide an on-point sartorial reference to the 80s while still feeling modern, and they’re way more versatile than you think. Supermodel Chanel Iman proved that red boots can instantly lift a simple look when she wore the Kurt Geiger London ‘Ride’ stiletto boots with an all-black ensemble. Feeling brave? Clash them with autumn’s other hot colour – pink – for a street style-approved look, or add to your go-to denim and Breton top combo and be wowed by their transformative powers. Make the jeans cropped; add a checked blazer and you’ve just nailed autumn.
Carvela Kurt Geiger’s red ‘Sparky’ boots score a trend triple-whammy, combining the shade of the season with a kitten heel and pearl trim. For those of you not afraid to make a statement, try them with a cool white suit, or let them be (deservedly) the centre of attention by wearing with jeans, a white shirt and camel coat.
Working a bold red hue via a classic boot shape makes the trend instantly more accessible. Cue KG Kurt Geiger’s ‘Damsel’ Chelsea boots. They sit a little higher than the usual Chelsea and are tapered to the leg to create a flattering shape. We suggest wearing them with cropped wide-leg trousers that fall just below the top of the boot or a printed midi dress with tonal pops of red.
Fashion’s current red obsession isn’t solely reserved for footwear. The hue dominated the catwalks in the form of dresses, separates, outerwear and accessories – often worn head-to-toe.
On that note, why not work a red double whammy with some scarlet arm candy? The plush quilted leather Kensington bag has been seen on the arm of Millie Mackintosh and bloggers We Are Twinset, while Violet is a carry-your-life-in tote you’ll quickly be lost without.
So there you have it; red boots (and bags), officially hot to trot.