3 WAYS TO WEAR
Give your chunky winter boots their summer legs
By Anna Heaton, 15 May 2017
Your chunky black ankle boots have been glued to your feet for months, and now summer is coming, you can't bear to part with them. It's just as well, then, that multi-hyphenate (that's communication designer/social media manager/PR consultant, blogger, to you) Nadja Ali speaks your language because hers aren't leaving her feet for nothing –and she's got three lots of outfit inspiration for you to pledge allegiance to...
Jeans and boots are hardly revolutionary, but balance out the autumn feel with a splash of colour and some seriously spring-friendly fabrics (that's you, crochet). This lightweight knit vest is bringing all the good-weather vibes with the help of its BFF: the yellow bag. Boyfriend denim nails the slouchy thing and sunnies make it.
Anything but basic
It's a true story that your boots will also look super cute with a mini skirt, case in point: this frilled one. Add a red sweatshirt to balance it out with the heavier footwear and a minimal necklace for cool points. Don your fail-safe boxy clutch for something fancy and you're spring-brunching sorted.
For a workwear feel, smarten up your boots with some eyelet-detail tailored trousers. Equal parts cool and serious, they'll look great with a slogan tee (tucked in to keep the vibe) and a duster jacket or longline blazer. Go for a slogan clutch to clash with the tee or if you prefer something less OTT, a plain one works, too.