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These boots were made for…talking!

If you love making a statement, then you’ll love these new A/W boots. Plain boring styles are out and loud and proud is in.

Embroidery, snakeskin and embellishment are all hot right now (in the immortal words of Rita Ora).

I have to start with the H & M studio collection, I was attempting to take a sneaky pic of them in College Green when the security guard told me I wasn’t allowed to. Boo!

The Studio footwear collection includes amazing ankle boots in vibrant red and classic brown and black boots with gold fringing.

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Pic: H&M.com

These have a Cuban heel and are a good height. At €159, they are not remotely affordable but they are real leather.

If you follow my blog, then you’ll know I love snakeskin, particularly on shoes. My River Island ones are a cheaper dupe, bought these in a sale for around €35.

They have served me well but I need to get them re-heeled. If I have a good pair of boots or shoes, I’ll get the heel tip or heels replaced.

It can often be more economical than buying several cheap pairs.

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There’s also an over the knee version of these but even for me, it might be a bit much.

I normally hate sock boots but these embellished ones pass the test!

I recently read #Girlboss and I had to go check out Nasty Gal‘s latest offerings afterwards.

These black leather cowboy boots with silver buckles are perfection. Currently reduced from €173 to €104.

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Black buckle boots. Pic: NastyGal.com

River Island also has a great Western-inspired ankle boot for €60.

Of course, embroidery is another massive trend this season and there are loads of gorgeous embroidered floral boots for all you boho gals who can’t live without florals. Might be referring to myself here also. 😉

How pretty are these brushed beige suede beauties?! The design is really romantic and reminds me of old-fashioned illustrations. I also like that it’s not covering the entire boot.

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Floral boots, Intentionally Blank €93 at Nasty Gal. Pic: Nasty Gal.com

While Miss Selfridge’s ‘Athena’ boots have been featured everywhere- I love the mix of colours.

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Athena boot. Pic: Miss Selfridge.com

You can now buy Missguided footwear at Schuh and these oriental electric blue boots are exclusive to Schuh. If they don’t have your size in stock, Schuh will order them for you and have them delivered to your house for free! I ordered Missguided holographic stilettos and had them in 2 days.

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Public Desire have given the floral boot a twist with a metallic sheen and perspex heel. PS you can buy them on Asos or on their own site and you can avail of discounts through Unidays.

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Public Desire boots. Pic: Asos.com

There’s a multitude of styles and textures out there, brocade, velvet and metallic.

These vintage Tory Burch boots are my housemates but I had to try them on!

Now I know I haven’t featured very many ‘cheap’ styles in this post- when it comes to footwear you will usually have to pay a bit more if you want them to withstand an Irish winter!

However, one cheap pair I did score were these velvet Mango beauts for €20.

PS big thank you to everyone who voted for my blog in the recent Blog Awards- I really appreciate it.

Thanks as always for reading and don’t forget to check out my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook page here. For even more statement boots, just pop over to my Pinterest page.

Let me know if you like statement boots, leave me a comment below.

 

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Bombs Away

Bomber jackets are one of the hottest new spring trends. I’ve always loved a good bomber and I can’t wait to get out of my winter coat…will this winter ever end?! 😦 I actually spent most of Christmas desperately trying to hunt down a khaki bomber jacket for our customers, one day we’d stock them, the next day they were all gone.

This navy blue isn’t normally a colour I like but this one from Bershka is just the right shade.  It also comes in khaki and black.

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Pic: Bershka.com

Also from Bershka is this looser style, great if you don’t like the fitted bomber style.

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Pic: Bershka.com

Another gorgeous navy/petrol blue option from New Look, really like the zip details.

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Pic: ASOS.com

American Apparel have a denim bomber hybrid which is really cool.

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Pic: American Apparel.com

I especially like metallic/silky bombers and embroidery detail like this one from Asos Premium. Definitely one to save up for as it’s €91!

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Pic: ASOS.com

And one worth taking out a loan for – a vintage Moschino beauty available on Asos.

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Pic: Asos.com

There are also lots of long-line bomber styles out there but I prefer the short traditional style. If you haven’t seen anything you like here then get thee to Nine Crow St. because they have the best selection of bombers and flight jackets- you will be spoiled for choice!

N.B. I don’t receive any payment or incentive from Bershka or any of the brands featured here-these are all my personal choices.

Will you be buying a bomber jacket? Leave me a comment below and let me know. Thanks for reading as always, you can follow @joyofblogs on Instagram and Twitter or see my Facebook page here.