Wednesday, March 21, 2018

#TrioThursday: White Ankle Boots

Nancy Sinatra may be wearing brown tall boots in her 60’s sensational music video “These Boots are Made for Walking” but we all could deduce that she’s referring to white boots then. A brief check of history of white ankle boots revealed that it was actually introduced by designer André Courrège in his “Moon Girl” futuristic collection for Fall of 1964. The original ones were in white, low-heeled, mid-calf and were also called go-go boots.

This concept of fashion boots was said to be revolutionary then since prior to the 60’s, women’s boots were purely worn only for riding or walking/ protection from the rough weather. And as expected, the rise of Sinatra’s song to the Billboard charts only fuelled the purchase of these go-go boots and helped establish them as symbol of female power.

54 years later, we’re seeing incarnations of these go-go boots in cosmic/ galatic themed runway looks (see Chanel Fall of 2017) and certainly not to be missed in model's off-duty footwear. They’re versatile, easy to walk-in and an easy stand-out in a sea of black ankle boots. ;) In the fabulous style of the 60's, they're often worn with mini skirts. So here's how I styled them in three ways using mine :)

Dress: Zara; Bag/ Shoes: Mango

Skirt: H&M; Bag/ Shoes/ Belt: Mango

Dress/ Skirt: H&M; Bag/Shoes: Mango

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