Now before I get started, I just want to explain that the photos in this post don’t accurately reflect what I was trying to get at. I’ve been lucky enough to work with xylondon twice before, on a Spring and a Summer post. The next logical step would be Autumn, right? But 2018 continues to grace us with wildly unpredictable weather and it certainly didn’t feel like Autumn, the day I took these photos, under a clear blue sky in 22 degrees. But hey ho, life is unpredictable and so is the weather and I worked with what I had. So today I’m featuring these gorgeous burgundy ankle boots, the perfect staple for your Autumn wardrobe (and Summer wardrobe, apparently…)
I had a tough time choosing which pair to feature for Autumn because I love boots and I love Autumn. I knew I wanted ankle boots because they look cute with so many outfits and are usually super comfy, which is ideal for days out so eventually, I settled on the Nicola Burgundy Zip Up Ankle Boots* and what really sold me on these ones was the colour. Burgundy is such an Autumnal colour and I really wanted to embrace Autumn with these shoes (which again, clearly didn’t translate in the photos, whoops).
The day I took these photos was the first day I wore these and I had them on for a good hour and a half and didn’t experience any pain or discomfort, which was amazing considering I hadn’t “worn them in” yet. Although if I was wearing them for a day out, I’d definitely wear socks underneath them to give the backs of my feet a bit more support because they’re a fairly sturdy shoe. Which again, is good but might feel a bit stiff before they soften up.
I love the faux suede material (I mean, I wouldn’t opt for real suede ever) and the gold zip detailing in lovely. The two colours go really well together and the colour and the shoe itself will go with so many different colours and outfits. I opted for something super simple in these photos so the main focus in on the shoe (and plus it was too hot to wear a jumper) but paired with leggings, jeans, dresses, tights or socks will all look cute with these boots.
I’m extremely happy with my choice, they’re really comfy, 100% my style and there’s no awkward heel to aid me in falling over. As a staple for your Autumn wardrobe, these are pretty much perfect for all the reasons mentioned above and I can’t wait to wear these more when the weather gets colder and I can play around with outfits. I also want to add that I really struggle with having photos taken on myself because I have incredibly low self esteem but I’m pretty happy with how these ones turned out so thank you to my boyfriend for taking these!
Xylondon are currently supporting the Young Women’s Trust which is an amazing charity that helps to support 16-30 year old Women on low or no pay in England and Wales to find work or a better paid job. The trust offers practical support in the way of coaching, CV writing skills and job application preparation which helps transform their confidence in finding better work.
What do you think of these boots? Is burgundy one of your staple colours for Autumn? Let me know!
* Products marked with a (*) were sent to me in exchange for a review