How to wear long boots

With our focus now completely on staying dry and warm this winter, picking up a brand new pair of long boots sounds like one of the most practical purchases you’ll make this season.

There are so many great styles currently available, whether you’re into heels all day everyday, equestrian riding boot styles or an elongated version of the classic Chelsea boot. Personally, I think you can’t go wrong with the versatility of black leather, regardless of what style you go for.

Now the question is, heels or flats? This ‘boot battle’ focuses on six pairs, a combination of both high and low. Read on for tips on how to style them. highvslow


The NEXT Strap Long Work Boots, although slightly high, comes with a sturdy seven centimetre heel and is available in both black and chocolate.

Complete the outfit:

  • Day: For a casual look, tuck in the chocolate version in straight leg blue jeans like this one from Heine
  • Night: Loose fitting tee or blouse paired with skinny black jeans like this Next Lift, Slim and Shape Jeans with a coat thrown over

The Sara Flat Riding Boots, is a great everyday high shine working boot with a 30mm heel.

Complete the outfit:

  • Day: Navy Next Sweater dress
  • Night: Next Midi Jersey Dress




The Next Black Point Stretch Leg Boots is perfect for the high heel lover and can be worked into both day and night outfits.

Complete the outfit:

The perforated texture adds a modern touch to the Sara Suede Buckle Boots and would look great with both jeans and skirts.

Complete the outfit:

  • Day: Your favourite sweater like this super cosy Emerge Cable Sweater
  • Night: Layer up with a merino v-neck top plus a midi skirt like this Next Slouch Pocket Skirt



Now we’ve come to the best wedge heel boots on offer – the Naturalizer Maegan Wedge Boots. Wedges have to be one of the easiest heeled styles to wear and with a heel height of around 80 cm, this pair is an absolute winner in terms of height and comfort.

Complete the outfit:

The Sara Flat Boots, just like any classic Chelsea boot has a 30mm heel and looks great paired with a lot of workwear staples.

Complete the outfit:


Which heel height do you prefer? Which of the above is your favourite pair and do you have any tips for buying boots?

Get more shoe shopping advice and fashion inspiration from Nina at her blog, New Shoes in Town.

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