And the rest of this week’s Shoes News
Oh I know, I’m always banging on about Seven Feet Apart. But I really love this brand, so I’m thrilled to announce that they’ve just started doing Chelsea boots. Excitingly, they are made with the same comfort factor as their trainers (if you’ve ever tried a pair you’ll know that they’re supreme in this department), including their own Comfort Forever™ footbed, which is guaranteed for life.
Seven Feet Apart Chelsea boots, £177 (sevenfeetapart.com)
Available in chestnut brown and black, the idea is that these are the best, most comfortable versions of a timeless classic that you will find. I’ve yet to try a pair on my own feet because they are literally brand new, but I trust Matt and Ian from the brand completely to execute exactly what they promise. Wear with all your other classics; my favourite look is perfectly fitting jeans, a Breton stripe and a Crombie-style coat.
3 of the best…skirts to wear with hiking boots
I’m wearing: Gap sweater [gift], £139.95 (gap.co.uk); Baukjen ‘Abigail’ skirt [gift], £89 ([AD] baukjen.com); Grenson ‘Nanette’ boots, [gift], no longer available (try grenson.com for the same style in different colours)
I get a lot of messages from readers saying they love the hiking boots look but they don’t know how to wear them. I think lots of people first saw them on Holly Willoughby, but while I personally love her look of teaming them with short skirts, it just isn’t for everyone. I’ve spent all winter pairing mine with mid-length printed skirts, and I’m excited for spring so that I can continue to do this with bare legs. Here are three of my favourites available right now.
READ MORE: 12 CLASSIC LEOPARD FLATS
Getting your feet ready for spring
The sun’s been out this weekend. This, combined with the fact that I have some work coming up which requires me to photograph my feet, has got me giving my below the knees area a bit of attention. I thought I’d share with you some products I like for when it’s time to get your feet out and enjoy bare legs weather.
Patchology PoshPeel treatment, £18 (patchology.co.uk)
I was gifted this treatment to try, and it’s great! It might look quite expensive but it’s much cheaper than an actual pedicure. You have to have a bit of time on your hands, as you need to pop the provided liquid into some disposable socks and sit around wearing them for an hour, but then the treatment continues to work for a week. You’ll gradually see the rough skin disappear from your feet – this was something I was in desperate need of! I did mine two days ago, so it’s still working its magic, but my feet already look SO MUCH better and feel smooth as a baby’s bum.
Herbivore Coco Rose body polish, £32 ([AD] spacenk.com)
Mr Brogue bought me a pot of this for Christmas about two years ago and it’s still going strong! I use it mostly as a special treat – you know, when you’ve having an indulgent bath, with a face mask and a glass of wine, possibly even with an episode of Grand Designs on the iPad – and I really like it. My legs always look great afterwards. Plus it comes in lovely packaging so looks really stylish in your bathroom.
Sol de Janeiro Samba Foot Fetish Cream, £25 ([AD] feelunique.com)
OK, full disclosure, I haven’t tried this EXACT product. But I have the hand cream and the bum cream and it is hands down the best smelling product I have ever tried in my life. When I’ve used it I spend the whole day feeling great because I smell so delicious! So when my current foot cream runs out, I will be investing in a tube of this. Honestly, it’s a delight. Plus how much do you think I love that yellow packaging?!