Flat combat-inspired boots for nearly two grand? I think I’ll pass. Comfy Balmain boots for 50%-off? Hell, yes! It’s the most wonderful time of the year – for shopping that is. While I have gift-giving to others on the mind (well, for the most part), you can never feel guilty about such a practical purchase. Especially when you’re getting a real steal.
The chunky lace-up boot has been given a refined rocker makeover that I can actually see myself in. Gold hardware, pin-thin laces, a tapered shape: these elements change the connotation of the biker shoe, while hook-and-eye closure gives a nod to romantic boots of the Belle Epoque. But they wouldn’t be special – and they certainly wouldn’t be Balmain – without their own buckled belt. Let it hang loose for a slouchy touch of cool.
Jump on these fast – sizes are moving quickly! On Ssense for $938 (from $1,875).
Pair with: Oversized and cape-like, Vivienne Westwood Red Label’s wool-blend coat is as chic as it is cozy. Play with the draped funnel collar, and keep it sleek and tight everywhere else. On Net-a-Porter for $686 (from $980).