Hello! So... it's been a while! I might do a whole other post on that over the next few days, but for the time being, I'm sorry it's been so long! Now let's get down to business, I have been doing some buying. More precisely, some budget shoe buying. I am actually quite good at buying, it's almost as if I think I have money to spend... Whatever!
So I think this whole trend started last winter sort of time? Coming into Spring around the beginning of this year, cut-out boots were just massive! The only problem was, that the only place I knew of to get them from was Topshop, and they were charging around £80 a piece, which although I really loved the boots, was completely out of my price range! Anyway, they were with us all through the summer, still, only available at Topshop as far as I was aware, and still to expensive for me, but oh my GOD did I want a pair! Well, last week a got one of the usual subscription emails from New Look about various different trends and pieces they had etc, when I spotted something in one of the pictured outfits. Cut. Out. Boots. And nice ones! I have seen a few other pairs filtering through the highstreet, but I didnt like the placements of the cut outs, or the buckles or something! Anyway, I immediately went on the New Look website, found the boots and ordered them (along with one or two other things...)
Here they are!
Black Chunky Cut Out Buckle Ankle Boots - £29.99 New Look
So what I love about these is that I think the placing of the cut-outs and the buckles are really complimentary, I don't know what it is but it just looks GOOD. I love the chunkiness and industrial-ness of the buckles, I feel like they're really heavy duty but the gold hardwear gives them quite an urban feel. I also loooooohve the soles on these, so thick and chunky! They just compliment the whole shoe perfectly! And the best part? They're less than half the price of the Topshop ones! There's something about these that really remind me of my clumpy 90's school shoes from Clarks, only with the cool upgrade of big buckles and cut-outs!
I haven't put up any outfit pictures with these because I have them due to feature in a OOTD post, but I think these go so well with so many things! Personally I don't think you can go wrong with a bit of grunge, and I think they're the perfect grungy juxtaposition to a more feminine outfit, with some chiffons and other soft fabrics. These compliment midi skirts so perfectly too, I always think people look so cool when I see them out wearing a combo like that!
So if you've been lusting after a pair of grungy cut-out boots I'd have a look at New Look! They were pretty well stocked when I ordered mine on Friday, and they arrived on Monday!
Have you got a pair of boots like these? What would you wear them with?