Although the temperatures are a little up and down right now, winter has pretty much set in… if I’m not inside wrapped in layers then I’m outside wrapped in layers – and that’s usually to walk the dog.
There are two essentials I have to have for dog walking in the winter: 1. Warmth, and 2. Comfort. Style is not essential to me (it may surprise you that I’m happy to walk Riley or pop to the supermarket and not worry about my appearance AT ALL), but it’s a nice bonus…!
There’s one footwear brand I rely on for crazy-comfy boots: Lotus. The great thing about their footwear is that they are stylish as well as super comfy. I’ve featured Lotus footwear almost countless times on the blog, and that’s because their shoes, boots and sandals are just SO GOOD. The tan boots I have from the AW17 collection have been worn to death due to them being just about the comfiest boots I own (and they’re still as good as new). The strappy sandals from Lotus I wore this summer were buttery soft and didn’t rub in the slightest.
So I’m more than happy to be collaborating with Lotus once again, and this season I’m showing off a pair of fabulous brown knee-high boots (which will give my tan boots a rest and switch up my usual dog walking outfit). Although it has buckles it’s a simple zip-up boot, and I love the faux sock-detail at the top.
(Check out all the outfit posts on the blog where I’m wearing Lotus here.)
My boots are a little muddy in the pictures but hey: it’s realistic! I’d actually worn them a couple of times before we did this shoot. Just to, you know, make sure they were comfy… Who am I kidding(!), Lotus boots/shoes are always, ALWAYS comfy right from the very first wear.
The biker boot is one of my favourite styles for a flat boot. Lotus have a HUGE selection of this style, in lots of different colours, and to be honest I found it tricky to choose just one (scroll down for a selection of others I liked as well). On the other end of the spectrum, I was also kindly gifted a pair of killer heels that I think I’ll be wearing this Friday to an awards event: keep an eye on my Instagram stories to see if these fabulous ombre heels are the ones I go with in the end…!
I mentioned right at the beginning that when I’m walking the dog, style is not essential but it’s a nice bonus. If you want to inject a little colour into your everyday winter wear then I’d recommend investing in not a black, but a coloured warm coat. The lovely chaps at Parka London gifted me this incredibly stylish tobacco-brown parka, and combined with the mustard yellow beanie and blue of my jeans, the colours in this outfit are saturated but still bold. The coat is on the pricey side but OH MY GOODNESS it’s warm (don’t worry, the beautiful fur hood trim is faux) and the quality is first class.
I think the boots and the parka are going to get a LOT of wear this winter…!
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ARE YOU OBSESSED WITH EXTRA WARM, EXTRA COMFY (DOG) WALKING BOOTS LIKE ME? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS…!
Like this post? You might also like…
– Lotus boots: How to Style a Baker Boy Hat (tan Lotus mid-calf boots)
– Lotus heels: How to Make Jeans Smart for an Informal Meeting (black Lotus block heels)
– Lotus sandals: How to Keep Cool in the Summer and Still Cover Up (strappy Lotus sandals)
– Lotus handbag: How to Wear Soft Tones of Blush and Blue in Winter (Lotus tortoiseshell handbag)
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Lotus Shoes (click here for my full disclosure). It also contains some affiliate links which means if you click through and buy I may receive a small commission at no cost to you. Items marked c/o were gifted. All content is original and opinions are my own and 100% honest.
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