WORDS BY FLORENCE TROTT
Anything but boring, get ready for spring with beige Jimmy Choos and statement Amina Muaddi heels.
The word ‘beige’ has become something of an insult. Used to reference things (and people) that are bland, boring, and, um, basic, beige has a reputation for being sensible and dull. This season’s beige boots are anything but. From geometric heels at Amina Muaddi, to XXL logos by Valentino, these are wardrobe firecrackers that punch high on the style scale. A welcome alternative to black that’s just as versatile and hardworking, they’re our go-to for in-between seasons when it’s getting warmer, but we haven’t got around to a pedicure yet. From palest fawn to warm caramel, here are our favourites of the season.
MODERN KNEE HIGH
Welcome to beige 2.0. Modern design gives the tried-and-tested colour a new lease of life. Look for style details like square toes (see: Gianvito Rossi and Jimmy Choo) or sculptural heels à la Bottega Veneta and Amina Muaddi. Meanwhile, Paris Texas continue to tempt us with super sexy (in a slightly-kitchy-but-oh-so-alluring way) boots in every shade under the sun. This is beige, but not as you know it.
SHOP KNEE BOOTS
And you thought beige was dull? Gianvito Rossi and Amina Muaddi say otherwise. Their over-the-knee boots come with heaps of sex appeal and look great with a mini or jeans. Spring is the only time of year to brave suede – Saint Laurent’s classic Jane 90s are begging to be worn out-out (as soon as we’re allowed). Not so boring after all.
SHOP OTK BOOTS
One of beige’s biggest pulls is its versatility. A pair of beige boots will fit seamlessly into your wardrobe, and there’s no more versatile style than an ankle boot. Running the full gamut from A.W.A.K.E Mode feminine heels, to Ganni’s chunky Chealseas, it’s a feast for the lovers of neutral out there. Go for extra fashion kudos with Bottega Veneta’s latest hue of the BV Tire boots, and you’ll never look at beige in the same way again.
SHOP ANKLE BOOTS
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