I schlepped these babies to the top of Table Mountain with me, hoping to shoot them with the city below. Just my luck that there was dense cloud cover on that particular day! I do still love the image, though, shot by my hubby @ThobanJ ( I was too scared to get that close to the edge!)
What’s about 100 times more rad than a pair of cowboy boots? A pair of RED cowboy boots, that’s what!
Cowboy boots are having a major resurgence and promise to be one of the hottest shoe styles for winter 2016. While black, dark brown & tobacco are the go to colours, I quite like the idea of an unexpected, bold shade, like cherry red.
When these “Westee” cowboy boots (R549) by Bronx Woman arrived, a friend was visiting and after looking at them, asked me the following question: “What the heck do you wear RED cowboy boots with, aside from jeans and a t-shirt?”
This question got me thinking – so I came up with two looks; casual and smart. I’m please to say that neither one requires denim jeans, leggings or skinny trousers.
For a casual weekend look with a hip, rockabilly edge, I’d paired my red cowboy with my Isabel Marant grey denim mini skirt and a distressed tee I bought ages ago from Cotton On (they have similar styles in stock now). As it gets cooler, one could winter this look up by adding opaque black stockings, a leather jacket and a chunky knit scarf in black.
For a smarter look, I paired the same denim mini with a linen top from Desray, R750, (in stores now). The cut of the top – with its three quarter sleeves – tones down the sexiness of the mini and boldness of the boots. While this is still not quite a workwear look (unless you work in a creative industry where it’s okay to wear a mini to work), it is smart enough to wear to a restaurant or family function. Wear this look in winter by adding opaque black stockings, a black trench coat and a knitted black beanie (or beret).
Because these boots definitely have an ‘edge’, I felt I needed a fragrance that’s unusual and unexpected to wear with both looks. The original Marni fragrance, R1150 (available exclusively at Stuttafords) was my go to as I love its masculine notes of cinnamon bark and cardamom, tempered by black rose, pink peppercorn and ginger.
To find your nearest Bronx stockist, and to see more of their new collection, visit www.bronxwoman.com