Thursday, 30 July 2015

HOW I STYLED MY OVER THE KNEE-HIGH BOOTS

Many years ago, while I was still living in the former USSR, a friend of mine sold me a pair of knee-high boots.  They were absolutely beautiful:  made in Italy from the softest leather with suede lining and a zipper running all the way up the back, I was the happiest woman on earth. 

For those who have never lived Russia, it would be hard to understand that the only clothes that you could find in any given shop were mass produced locally using the most boring plain fabrics and styles with no regard to size, age or colour.  Even if this country was exporting goods from the Western Block, we never saw them on the shelves.  Our only salvation was the black-market, second hand clothes or making your own if you were lucky enough to find nice fabric and if you knew how to sew, that is.

So now you understand what a treasure those boots were. 
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But it is all in the past, except for the boots, that came with me to my new home, i.e. Australia.  I had to wear them on the plane all the way from Odessa (my home town) to Sydney.  Luckily for me, the month of June (when we arrived) is officially the beginning of winter in Australia so I didn’t look ridiculous all dressed up in the knee-high boots and a leather jacket in the middle of summer.

Fast forward twenty five years and here I am wearing those same boots.

My most favourite look is what I call a fusion between “A Pirate Look” (long live Jerry Seinfeld’s puffy shirt) and street style:  a pair of knee-high boots, an oversized white shirt a’la Audrey Hepburn and a jumper tied around the hips (Aussie style).


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knee high boots


And when the temperature begins to drop, it is time for layering. Do not believe anyone who claims that there is no winter in Australia per se.  Trust me, it does exist and it is pretty cold Down Under, especially when the easterly wind is blowing in full force. Well, we might not need full length fur coats and hats but a warm Uniqlo puff jacket and a woollen scarf could come in pretty handy during the winter months.

Luckily for Sydneysiders, for the most of the winter you can get away with a biker jacket and a warm jumper underneath.
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knee high boots

knee high boots