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BusiChics in the Southern Hemisphere like I am, be warned – it is going to get cold outside. As much as I’m enjoying the last of the warm sunshine (although less so, the humidity), I am looking forward to slipping into a pair of chic shoes without having to worry about feet expanding in the heat and so forth.
I am a big fan of Melbourne designer, Annie Abbott, who makes her shoes in Italy. The only person I’ve ever properly run after (as in break out into a sprint) to enquire where her shoes were from, was wearing a pair of Habbots. Such is the quality- you can spot them a mile away.
So enter Habbot’s offering of cold weather favourite: the boot. There’s one for you below, whatever your work place dresscode!
Work in a conservative corporate setting? An elegant ankle boot such as the “Ghost” will do the job. Wear with a blouse tucked into a pencil skirt and accessorise with opaque stockings or subtly designed- I think that the stockings in the Carine Roitfeld x Uniqlo collab (currently on sale <$8) are a great option.
Is your workplace more Business Casual or Contemporary Business Wear? Tune into the current 70s vibe with the Terazzo boot and wear with a sleek long-sleeved LBD – but keep those sleeves rolled up and throw a long vest (like the reversible one over at OnceWas) over the top. Note how that gunmetal silver heel adds a pleasing flash of interest.
Smart Casual – not so formal but smarter than “casual” ? “Time” features double-buckle detail and a rubber ‘topy’ covering to help with wet winter wear. Use to add an edge to traditionally-feminine pieces like lace and florals.
Casual Casual? You can’t go past the Eames, a flat pair of quilted boots that can easily be pulled on for stomping stylishly through puddles. Wear with opaques, A-line skirts and long-sleeve t-shirts, then finish it all with a Gorman rain coat.