White boots in Singapore: How to wear the tricky fashion trend worth tackling this fall/winter

White boots in Singapore: How to wear the tricky fashion trend worth tackling this fall/winter


Text: Debby Kwong

Editor: Jolene Khor

Your best foot forward is white, tall and crafted in leather

Fall and winter months usually call for a more sombre take on fashionweightier fabrics, dimmed hues, homogenous cuts — hence a refreshing hit of white can do wonders for the everyday get-up. It may seem intimidating at first, the clinical pop against black, navy, khaki, brown, emerald and even denim ensembles, but that's exactly what make white boots worth the risk, whether your fashion fit is a thigh-high, over the knee, mid-calf, ankle or flat and combat.

Your worry about looking like a go-go girl is no longer relevant. It's all glamour from here, as seen on the runways of Givenchy and Tory Burch. Claire Waight Keller not so much grounds but dramatises her high octane cocktail dress with a an edgy pair sporting exposed zippers, while the American designer smartens up her 1950s nightgown with slinky booties. Fendi and Tibi on the other hand take the cowboy variety uptown. Way uptown. Instead of hemming our nine-to-five trousers, we're going to attempt tucking their excess fabric haphazardly into the Western shoe in the style of Tibi. Where skirts are involved, we'll let our pencil and pleated ones skim the top of the leather a la Fendi.

Should the weather actually be cold where you are, you have two choices: take on Paul Andrew's classic styling for Salvatore Ferragamo or Raf Simons' radical approach at Calvin Klein. Classic texture play and colour-blocking of the former is a trick you can create without breaking a sweat. We can't say the same about the Simons' dramatic solution to icy temperatures though.

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