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Autumn red ft. xylondon *

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…)ย 

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. Click here to find out more about this wonderful charity and how xylondon are getting involved!

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


  1. they look amazing one you! I love how you added in a book prop ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

  2. These boots are gorgeous! Burgundy is definitely my go to colour choice this time of year.

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Œ itโ€™s such a stunning colour!

  3. I look forward to this time of year to get my boots out. I love the colour of the ones you picked.

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Œ I also love getting my boots out again in Winter!

  4. Gorgeous boots – I wear boots constantly x

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Œ boots are so versatile x

  5. Cute outfit! I never knew I wanted red booties until now! ๐Ÿ˜‚
    xo Chelsea |

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Œ

  6. Love the colour!! Xx

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Œ

  7. So cute! I’m so bad at wearing colors, but I love these. I need boots so bad..

    1. They’re really lovely boots ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m not very good at wearing colours either!

  8. They’re gorgeous! I love red/ burgundy anything all year, but especially this time of year. Probably because the shops are full of it. And I can totally imagine these boots looking amazing walking over a pile of fallen leaves…which I’m pretty sure is more of the idea you had anyway…x


    1. Haha no they totally would look lovely in some leaves! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Brilliant post, the photos are great! You look fab! I haven’t had any boots that colour before. I normally opt for black, navy or brown colours but after seeing how lovely these boots are I wouldn’t mind giving them a go! They’re a gorgeous colour and I love how they have a bit of a heel but not one that’s too high.

    1. Awh thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the height of the heel too, I can’t walk in heels!

      1. No bother at all! Ah great! Same here! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Everything Eden says:

    Love your outfit so much, especially the boots so pretty and autumnal! Have a great evening xx

    1. Thanks so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Lovely post, Jenny! Those boots are soo cute. I love that the brand is supporting a charity. That’s awesome!

    1. I love the brand too, good on them for supporting such a good cause ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Lisa's Notebook says:

    I love the colour of these boots! I have some ancient purple faux suede boots that I adore but really are falling apart so these look like the perfect replacement. Will definitely head over to their site for a browse. Also, you look lovely in these photos, very relaxed and stylish xx

    Lisa |

    1. They have lots of lovely boots, I hope you find some you like! And thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Creative Nails says:

    Those boots are gorgeous – I love the colour of them! I wouldn’t usually go for a colour like that for my shoes, I only really have black ankle boots but seeing how you have styled them really makes me want to be braver with my choices. They sound like they are really comfy too, which is definitely what you need with ankle boots. Your photos are great too – I love your outfit!


    1. I wouldn’t usually either but stepped out of my comfort zone a bit here! Thanks so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. briannamarielifestyle says:

    Gorgeous boots!!
    Brianna |

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Œ

  15. Those boots are gorgeous! I love your outfit!

    Love, Amie โค
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    1. Thanks so much Amie! ๐Ÿ˜Œ

  16. kelsey says:

    I love these boots! Every year I end up having to buy a new pair and I always toy with the idea of burgundy or brown etc but always end up buying black. Maybe this year I’ll finally be persuaded otherwise!

    1. I never go for this colour either but SO glad I did! ๐Ÿ˜Œ

  17. Faux suede is the best thing ever and the color….oh my gosh! I’ve never needed or wanted to own red shoes in my life but these might be selling me on the idea.

    1. Definitively faux suede, I wouldnโ€™t have got normal suede I donโ€™t think!

  18. These are lovely photos Jenny! I love the boots, the colour of them is gorgeous and so autumnal! You can’t go wrong with a good pair of boots, and these look like they’ll be great for the Autumn and Winter months xxx

    Tiffany x

    1. Thanks so much! Iโ€™m always so nervous about any photos of me / outfit style photos!

  19. They look great and I love the colour! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Œ

  20. These boots are gorgeous and look awesome with your whole outfit. Love your pictures babe, ๐Ÿ’œโœจ

    With love, Alisha Valerie x

    1. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Œ

  21. They look really comfy!

    1. They were indeed ๐Ÿ˜Œ

  22. Those boots are lovely and such a fab colour. Not a colour I would usually be drawn to but the boots are just gorgeous in it.:)

    Sarah x

    1. When it comes to shoes I always tend to go for more muted colours too but I adore these!

  23. Oh my gosh, I love the colour of these shoes!! x

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Œ lovely colour isnโ€™t it!

  24. I absolutely love the boots, they’re so pretty <3 I love the colour too, one of my favourite colours – but yes it really suits Autumn!

    Chloe xx

    1. Itโ€™s such an autumnal colour ๐Ÿ˜Œ

  25. I love the boots, the colour is a perfect autumnal choice. Reminds me of the fiery leaves.

    1. It really is ๐Ÿ˜Œ I love the leaves this time of year!

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