Chelsea boots are a feminine favorite. As a transitional piece they work brilliantly with a preppy outfit, with a trench casually slung over your shoulders. Classic Chelsea boots are smooth, black and shiny with elasticated side gussets, and they hail from Victorian times. The very first women’s Chelsea boot was designed for Queen Victoria herself by her official shoemaker Joseph Sparkes-Hall. It didn’t take long for men to jump on the bandwagon. After all, what’s not to like about a hardwearing, comfortable urban boot that’s easy to slip on and take off? The Chelsea boot soon became the firm favorite of the London military, whose garrison happens to be... in Chelsea, of course! Still openly unisex, the Chelsea boot returned to women’s wardrobes with a vengeance, in colors and materials that shook up traditional ideas about footwear. The Made in Chelsea shoe had been reinvented with the military feel we’ve come to know and love.
For women wanting their confidence to reach new heights, Vanessa Wu high-heeled ankle boots are just perfect! They elongate the silhouette, creating shapely legs and boosting self-assurance. With a square, lacquered, wedge or beveled cowboy-style heel, ankle boots are a must-have for any shrewd fashionista who wants to gain a few subtle centimeters while simultaneously sporting fabulous footwear.
Vanessa Wu and ankle boots are an enduring love story. You’ll find them here in all their various forms. Lace-ups will give you that Parisian urchin look (perfect for emulating the “vagabond” trend), combat boots will free your inner adventurer, biker boots will reflect your rock attitude, strappy openwork or peep-toe boots will cement your femininity and suede ankle boots will give your preppy look a further subtle style boost. Camel, burgundy, brown or navy blue with fringing, studs or buckles - nothing is off limits, as long as you love your shoes!