BOOTS MANIA: THE CHELSEA EDITION

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Dolce Vita // Dune // Jeffrey Campbell
Via Spiga // H&M // UGG
Dr Martens // Madewell // Topshop

To carry on with the whole London/UK talk (first post here, second post here), I just wanted to bring your attention to a particular footwear that’s dominating the fall (and upcoming winter) season as well as my mind. It’s no new shoe trend, but the Chelsea boots are taking over girls’ closets by a storm and are coming in all types of heel sizes and heights. Above, I’ve picked some of my favorites that I’ve seen around the shopping universe thus far, and I’m actually thisclose to obtaining one that simultaneously acts as a rainboot for myself, and yes, you can bet your American dollars and British pounds that I’m bringing it to Europe with me.

And in case you were wondering what Chelsea boots have to do with the UK, here’s the fun fact of the day: The Chelsea boots originated from the Victorian era, when shoemaker J. Sparkes-Hall made such boots for Queen Victoria of England. Eventually, during the mid 1950’s, the name “Chelsea” was attached when a group of English young musicians and artists, dubbed the “Chelsea Set” by the media, began favoring the boot style.

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