Chelsea Boots

User’s guide

Once upon a time, this is how legends usually start, Chelsea boots are on of them !! Stepping after the Beatles and the Rolling stones : they are iconic , comfy and simply honoring any fashion style !! 

What are Chelsea boots ?

It is quite important to underline the difference  between Chelsea Boots and classic boots.

Which remains in one simple detail : an elastic side panel :

  • Elastic sidde panel = Chelsea boots
  • None   = classic boots
Chelsea boots (femme) : comment bien les choisir et le porter avec style !

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Chelsea boots (femme) : comment bien les choisir et le porter avec style !

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How to make the best choice

If you have a slim foot, choose a Chelsea boot with slightly « pointed » toes rather than a round toe box 

If you have a strong foot, opt for a round toe.

You can also choose a standard low-profile heel or a larger block heel which is the current trend btw. 

Chelsea Boots have featured a close-fitting ankle however make sure it not too tight at the risk of being unattractive and uncomfortable.

If you have a strong ankle and/or calf, be aware  that this type of shoe won’t suit you at best because they tend to “cut” the leg.

Chelsea boots have been very trendy for the last few seasons, so you can see them blooming everywhere.

Be very strong and uncompromising with the quality of the leather, all faux leather in the trash! 

These are clearly boots that you will keep for a very long time because they are and will remain iconic by being timeless and effortless to put on and once you are in.

It will be wise to start with a model in a high end quality  leather which will get its beautiful patina as year goes by.

Which color is best to choose ?


Chelsea boots (femme) : comment bien les choisir et le porter avec style !


The color choice is significant because it s a good way to cheer up  your winter outfits.

You will have the choice, Chelsea boots are often available  in shades of cognac, burgundy, grey etc..

Black remains a fair option (for rock looks in particular) especially if it is …


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  • How to style them by keeping an ultra feminine touch 
  • Mix & match: 22 outfit ideas and a downloadable PDF to help you out in the mornings when you run out of ideas!
  • Pinterest inspirations: all the hot outfit ideas to wear your Chelsea boots with a maximum of style!

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