Who cares if they’re impossible to walk in when they look this good?!
“Retailers have got to explain why they do this.”
Which won’t leave your clothes looking fifty shades of grey.
There is no denying that Timberland boots are one of the biggest throwback trends of the early 2000s. Back and bigger than ever, Timberland is again conquering footwear with their old classics, and a number of new and contemporary designs.
SHESAID chatted with buyer Kevin Luong about the iconic style, how to style your own pair, and what’s coming up in 2015.
Why do you think Timberland’s are so iconic?
Timberland didn’t set out to create a fashion icon or to be iconic. The yellow boot was born for function, form and craftsmanship for a hard working New Englander.
Over the years the boot gained a following and wearing the yellow boot meant you ready to chase your dreams and also stands a symbol of individuality. That’s what the ‘Boot Your Dream’ project was created to inspire young people to pledge their commitment to pursuing their own dreams.
Collaborations has also played a part of being so iconic, with collaborations such as Staple Design in 2007, Mastermind Japan in 2011 and Billionaire Boys Club in 2014.
What are some of the best ways to style Timberland’s for men and women?
Timberland’s shoes are classic, timeless and can’t be overstated. Some of the best ways to wear them are to wear them loosely, not tying the laces too tight. Timberlands are best worn with tapered or skinny pants and if you’re daring, with printed shorts. With the variety of colours available these can be dressed down or dressed up.
Could you share some of the most popular styles with our readers?
Our most popular style would have to be the Timberland 6′ Premium Boot. They come in a variety of colours and textures. Also trending is the Newmarket II Cup 6′ which all come in premium leathers for the next season.
Where can our purchase a pair of their own Timberland’s?
You can purchase footwear and apparel from Timberland Emporium and Timberland, Chapel Street.
What’s next for Timberland in 2015? Tell us your secrets!
The next trend for Timberland 2015 is Modern Trail, where conditions are unpredictable. Dressing from work to play, night to day and sun to rain. Timberland is all about outfitting for the unknown, empowering outdoor life stylers with the style and versatility they need for the modern trail.
Images via We Heart It, ASOS
Every gal needs a good pair of boots to get her through those colder months. This fall, the boots – like the clothes – are wild. Sixties-mod styles dominate, but there is no shortage of quirkiness if you’re brave enough. Be inspired by these fall runway looks.
Knee-high and thigh-high boots
You can’t go wrong with a classic pair of knee-high boots, like Valentino‘s wide-legged, heels – perfect for both day and night occasions. However, we also love Alexander Wang‘s fresh, modern take on the style, with his low-heeled, tri-toned thigh-highs.
On-trend with the popular mod look, are these Lanvin (left) and Gucci (right) boots with square, block heels. Blue is a popular color this season, as is the tan leather.
Textures and prints
Snakeskin patterns and reptile textures are hot – just see Tom Ford and Gucci (left-right). However, Valentino is also making waves with his colorful retro-print ankle boots (pictured top).
Straps, buckles and laces
Adornments of all kinds were seen on the fall runway, but my personal favorites are the Isabel Marant stiletto boot, and Louis Vuitton‘s tan ankle boot with a patent finish.
Flat and casual
Calvin Klein showed a range of sporty sneaker-boots at his show, but the velvet-textured Doc Martin replicas are the street-friendly winner. Also loving Rick Owens‘ boots/tights/sneakers combo shoe.
Images via Elle/Vogue/Glamour
The weather is getting cold and gloomy but this doesn’t mean your clothes have to be dull as well. Winter is one of the best times of the year to show off your personal style and involves some of our favourite trends here at SHESAID.
This is our checklist for the must-have essentials this season influenced by the wearable items straight from the runway:
The elegance of the coat makes it a timeless piece, one colour to flaunt is navy blue, the dark intensity is a standout this winter, it seems popular as a nice change from the usual black. If you want to make the look a bit different to your normal silhouette, wear a short or long coat with oversized shoulders, Balenciaga and Gucci have both channeled this recently in their collections, this 80’s style revival has been a hit in street style too, with top heavy becoming one of the biggest trends this year.
I’m sure you all know by now that boots are a must have. Here are the three boot styles you should invest in:
- Ankle boot: Guaranteed to look chic whether they are heeled or flat both will also lengthen your legs and make you feel sexy at any time of the day.
- Over-the-knee boot: This trend has seen numerous famous fashion bloggers working it this season, perfect with an A-line dress and coat.
- Work style: As Australians the work boot is part of a practical lifestyle; Dr. Martens are easy to find in an op shop for less than $70, or if you want a pair nice and cheap, replicas are available from many fast fashion shoe stores.
Most online and physical stores are having their End of Year Financial Sale, therefore it is the best time to take advantage and buy a new pair of jeans. Glue Store now have jean specialised fitters, this would be a great way to find a pair you love and you know are the right fit. If you are more interested in what is on trend, grab a pair of ripped boyfriend jeans, the loose look is flattering and works well with a basic tee and blazer.
There you have it, our three necessities this winter. Happy shopping!
Image via newyorkgirlstyle.com
By Amy Miller
From knee-high boots to cowboy boots, who doesn’t love boots? A great pair of boots is one of the best winter accessories, so here’s three ways to wear your favourite pair of boots with a variety of outfits.
Tuck them into skinny jeans
A well-fitting pair of skinny jeans can slip neatly into just about any pair of boots, from ankle booties to over-the-knee styles. Just be sure there are no baggy areas marring your sleek look. For rocker chick edge, tuck faded, distressed jeans into knee-high black boots with stiletto heels, add a sexy top and toss on a black leather motorcycle jacket!
Wear them with a dress
One of our favourite winter outfits is a wrap dress with knee-high boots, which takes you from office to dinner. We also love a sweater dress with ankle boots (looks for comfortable shoe brands like Ziera and Naturalizer). This is a great outfit to pair with another one of our favourite winter accessories, patterned tights.
Pair them with a short skirt
This look needs a bit of restraint, since if the skirt’s too short or the boots too high, you may get mistaken for Madame Natasha the local dominatrix! A more subtle and classier look is a slightly above-the-knee skirt with knee-high boots and opaque tights. Low-heeled riding boots lend a touch of well-bred style to a classic skirt and jumper combo, while stiletto heeled boots are the cheekiest choice for a club-going mini dress. For boho chic, pull on a pair of vintage cowboy boots, add a gauzy blouse and some ethnic jewellery for the perfect haute hippie ensemble. Choose a combo that shows off a bit of your sexy stems but doesn’t reveal too much!
What’s your favourite way to wear boots?
I have done some checking on the Web for great PJ’s and slippers. Tell you what – it’s not easy to find slick and affordable night gear – it’s all pretty bad to tell you the truth. Although I discovered the www.peteralexander.com.au site and it has everything from bed linen to candles.
Look great around the house this winter with Peter Alexander boots, ($59.50) and spot pyjamas, ($69.50).