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Five of the Best: Sock Boots

Now that we’re well and truly out of autumn, it’s time to get the boots out! It can be a bit of a jump from flip flops to hobnailed stompers so why not aid your transition with a pair of sock boots? At the base they’re boots as you recognise them…but with a flexible foot section – a built-in sock! We’ve picked out our five current favourite pairs.

Fendi Red Sock Nappa Boots
Red Sock Nappa Boots – £780, Fendi

Who knew ankle socks could be so glamorous? The designer end of the trend is represented here by these bright red sock nappa boots from Fendi. Constructed in the main from quality leather, with a pointed toe and stilleto heel, they have two wide ribbed ‘sock’ panels to either side. They’re finished off at the edge with two narrow bands of black, which match perfectly with the soles.

ASOS Evi Heeled Sock Boots

Evi Heeled Sock Boots – £40, ASOS

Add style to your shoe collection and become far more road-safe in these astonishing Evi heeled sock boots by ASOS Collection. This pull-on design has a pointed toe, a 4″-high stilleto heel, and is made from soft fabric with a sheen. If you love the boots but fancy them in an equally vibrant but different non-neon hue, they’re also available in electric blue or shocking pink varieties.

Lost Ink Bubble Heel Sock Ankle Boot - Cream

Grey Ablaze Sock Boots – £85, Office

If bright stiletto heels aren’t really your thing, but you want a bit of this sock boot action for yourself, then we recommend Office’s ablaze sock boots that are made in a pale grey suede-like fabric but with a flexible upper. They have a pointed toe and a zip fastening at the side as well as a medium-height sturdy block heel. They’re also available in black and could be the perfect pair to take you through to winter.

Lost Ink Bubble Heel Sock Ankle Boot in Cream

Bubble Heel Sock Ankle Boot – Cream – Lost Ink – £26.40 (was £48), Lost Ink

We love the cream colourway of these cream ankle boots by Lost Ink – especially the way it contrasts with the gold metallic finish of the bubble heels. The foot of the shoe is made from faux leather with a slight sheen and the pull-on sock section is a perfect match. Currently available with over twenty quid off, this is a perfect way to get your wardrobe autumn-ready at a great price!

Steve Madden Envoke Embroidered Over the Knee Sock Boots in Black

Envoke Embroidered Over the Knee Sock Boots – £120, Steve Madden

You don’t have to limit the look to ankle-height though – if you want to don some truly attention-grabbing autumnal footwear then you really need to get your feet into these Envoke boots from Steve Madden. These over-the-knee beauties are block-heeled, fasten at the back with a zip and are finished at the sides with a beautiful floral design in shades of orange, blue and green.

Oversize Shirts for Women

Once upon a time, ‘oversized’ was a bit of an insult when it came to fashion – that’s before we realised how comfortable it was, and how cool – in a very arty sort of a way – it is. So it’s with great pleasure that we present our five favourite oversized shirts for women – each of them currently available from an online retailer near you.East Silk Tulip Print Oversize Shirt

Silk Tulip Print Oversize Shirt – £49 (was £129), East

We start with a real beauty – this tulip print oversize shirt from East is made from pure silk in a mid-grey colour festooned with floral graphics in shades of turquoise, blue, black and cream. This longer length shirt has cuffed sleeves and buttons up the front and its hem falls at about hip length. It’s currently available at a fairly astonishing £80 reduction, so we’d recommend you don’t hang about if you want to add this glorious shirt to your wardrobe.

Red Baroque Print Chiffon Oversized Shirt

Red Baroque Print Chiffon Oversized Shirt – £25, Pretty Little Thing

Pretty Little Thing’s oversized shirt is made from a floaty, silky bright red chiffon fabric with a baroque print in shades of brown, beige and black. It fastens up the front with button and has a standard shirt collar and shape – with long cuffed sleeves – but is best worn as shown, loosely and partly unfastened and paired with jeans or a skirt. The shirt is quite length and rests at around hip height.

La Redoute Collections Checked Oversized Drop Back Cotton Shirt

Checked Oversized Drop Back Cotton Shirt – £35, La Redoute Collections

There’s a definite arty feel to this oversized cotton shirt from  La Redoute Collections. With vents at the sides and the edges of the three-quarter-length sleeves, it has a smart collar, buttoned placket and a bottom-covering dropped back. Made from a 99% cotton fabric (with a bit of elastane for a slight stretch) with small black and white checks, it’s can be paired with black trousers for a smart look.

Kin by John Lewis Oversized Shirt in Green

Oversized Shirt in Green – £55, Kin by John Lewis

In a vivid green-coloured viscose fabric, this shirt from Kin by John Lewis will add a bit of much-needed colour to the autumn and winter months ahead. Cut in an oversize shape, it’s softly draped in style and has a concealed button-up front. The two-section sleeves of this round-necked top are flared slightly at the ends and fall just below the elbows. Two tucks at the back of the top give it an extra fullness.

ASOS White Oversized Frill Shirt with Multi Stripe

Oversized Frill Shirt with Multi Stripe – £55, ASOS White

We end with a real showstopper! This oversized shirt by ASOS White is made from a cotton rich fabric and has a high neck and dramatic, voluminous frill overlays. Below the bust is a long and full pleated section in narrow red and white stripes, whereas above that you’ll a broad frilled band of blue and white fabric applied in a curve. The long-sleeved top zips up the back and is a real statement piece.