Ah, studs... those cheeky little bits of metal that say: “I'm a badass,” or “I'm in a metal band,” or “I bought my boots from Primark.” Because, much as River Island loves to shit sequins all over a perfectly nice item, Primark has decided every boot benefits from a bit of light studding. The difference is, I'm loving it.
Their boot game this Autumn is strong. I can't vouch for the availability of these beauties, because you have to move quickly in the world of ethically questionable fast fashion, but Primark just keeps releasing newer and better studded boots this year, and I just keep buying them.
Exhibit one – the studded biker. I have the well-made, better with time, classic leather biker. It's seen me right for a good few years. But, once in a while, who doesn't want to wear biker boots with added pizazz. Yes, my friends, pizazz. For those days, I've bought these babies. And they were only fifteen pounds! (Or thereabouts, I've lost the receipt and without a website to guide me, this fashion writer is lost.) I'm styling this entire feature from my wardrobe, and this is how I rock and roll...
Ok, I eased you in gently there. That look is a bit literal, but if you're looking for ground-breaking fashion, go see Tavi. I've got a day job to hold down.
Next up, the pair I bought last and the most comfy of the pack, the flat studded ankle-boot. These studs are spiky, so there's the added value of a shoe that can both dazzle and maim. They are also a lovely dove grey. I'm going to say they were fifteen quid.
Ooh hello oldest shirt in my wardrobe. I've cleverly hidden the deoderant marks on this silky puppy, nevertheless it hasn't photographed well. But let's just say a smock shirt plus leggings, and these boots, equals smart meal with mum and dad?
Any finally, my favourites, the studded heel ankle boot... a total rip off of a pair in Zara that are TEN TIMES the price.
So, they're not actual suede. They are likely to stain. The particular shade of tan is almost baby poo. BUT IT'S NOT! These are wonderful, go with everything and if you think they won't last, just buy four pairs because they were about EIGHT POUNDS!
I love these with a skirt as the shape is kind of dainty, so go for that if it's your bag. But they are also good with jeans... especially my acid wash ASOS faves. The cheeky heel slims me old chunky legs, too. BONUS.
So will you buy any of them? Do you judge me for my Primers habit? Am I going to hell in a handcart? Do tell!
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