Dressed Up > Dressed Down


When asked to describe my style I’m never quite sure – however I have quite a clear and consistent style – I always go back to the same looks and pretty much wear variations of the same outfit with regularity. I feel like there are two parts to my style – one side can let out my inner Indie girl (the girl who grew up in the boom of the London indie music scene and spent every Friday and Saturday night clasping her STA travel student card fake ID which gave her a 1989 birth date but seldom actually worked), but more often than not I prefer to veer on the more glamorous side. I’m more comfortable over dressed than under dressed – always have been and always will be. I feel like when you’re more polished that the day can throw anything at you and you’d be prepared, feeling too casual can cause me actual anxiety and I want to run and find a slight heel or a slick of red lipstick to glam things up.

So that convoluted introduction was basically a way of me saying that I love over the knee boots – they are the perfect way to express the indie rock’n’roll girl and the glamorous side all rolled up into gorgeous and figure flattering footwear. I’ve long been a fan of the Stuart Weitzman Highland boots and have them in both a dove grey and black but my new loves are this pair by Raye the Label from REVOLVE. I have been a long time fan of REVOLVE – a US site that plays host to some of the coolest brands I’ve come across and basically where every cool LA girl does the majority of their wardrobe sourcing – and was thrilled to discover Raye The Label on their site (exact boots linked below) and these stunning over the knee boots – I like that they are quite stiff and slightly more sharp looking than my SW ones and they also have the added glam factor of a pointed toe – something about pointed toes just make me feel more business ready. I paired them with Topshop Leigh jeans, a Charlotte Simone popsicle and a chunky black knit. I finished my look off with the classic Sac De Jour by Saint Laurent – I bought it nearly two years ago and it still looks and feels brand new – such a good investment piece.

What do you prefer to be – dressed up or dressed down?

Photos by Moeez Tali




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