Welly Season from Wynsors

This afternoon my son decided he wanted to play football in the garden. This was frankly the last thing I wanted after trying to fight off the dreaded flu for almost a week now, the telly and a hot chocolate sounded a far better choice, but into the garden I went…and realised yet again what a wet winter this has been. Sodden grass that my boot heels sunk into, leaving a trail of mud and grass all over the patio (and all over my new boots!). All this was a gentle reminder that I need to get some new wellies, and quick.

Wynsors has a really cute and fun range of wellies that should suit just about every taste. Pretty, girlie colours, prints ranging from butterflies to retro polka dots and even a bit of glitter thrown in, these are the sort of wellies that make you five years old again, and longing for puddles. What’s more, because they are from Wynsors, you know that these will not break the bank, prices ranging from £12 -£20. Plus, these will also be perfect come festival season, has, unless you are off to Coachella, this is bound to be the wettest time of the whole year. (sigh!)

If you make one buy this month, I’d get a pair of wellies. After all, we haven’t had any real snow yet…

Wynsors Flower £12 click to visit Wynsors

Wynsors April £14 click to visit Wynsors

Wynsors Lollie £15 click to visit Wynsors

Platino Cerise £15 click to visit Wynsors

Platino Glitter £12 click to visit Wynsors

 

It’s definitely boot weather!

Oh my goodness it’s cold! It may not even be November yet, but last week the weather took a decidedly chilly turn and went very, very COLD! And with lots of great outdoor events on the way, it is definitely the right time to invest in a pair of boots.

Think about it, Halloween, Bonfire Night, great Christmas markets (already getting so excited about the German Christmas Market in Birmingham…coming very soon), Carol Singing, all that Christmas shopping…all of these fab events take part outdoors, and you spend an awful lot of time on your feet, so boots are a very stylish and practical option when choosing footwear.

Wynsors World of shoes are a great one stop shop when looking to choose a great pair of winter boots. They have great, well-known ranges from the likes of Hush Puppies and Rocket Dog that offer value and comfort as well as great looking boots, but Wynsors also offers some absolute bargain boots from lesser known labels that cost less than £25. They also offer a range of heels and flat styles, and fabrics from leather to suede so you can choose the perfect style, shape and texture for you. And, if all else fails and the snow comes in, they also have some rather cute wellies at bargainous prices.

Here are some boots that have caught my eye.

Hush Puppies Hereford £45 click to visit Wynsors

Rocket Dog Racetrack Vintage £25 click to visit Wynsors

Platino Louise £26 click to visit Wynsors

Platino India £24 click to visit Wynsors

Hush Puppies Sora £45 click to visit Wynsors

Timberland Bethel £75 click to visit Wynsors

Wynsors Snow Fall £9 click to visit Wynsors

 

 

Take your festival inspiration from Next…and Kate Middleton

Festival season in the UK starts today in typically British style, wet and windy.  We can look at all those wonderful Coachella posts where the stars look fabulous in their sundresses, hot pants and flip-flops, but the reality is, we should be looking a little bit closer to home for our festival inspiration.

Last weekend Kate Middleton wore what I think is actually the perfect British festival outfit. Taking some time under canvas, she opted for wellies, a Burberry shirt, teamed with Zara Jeans and a v neck sweater. She then wore a leather waistcoat that had a slight bodywarmer style that provided an extra layer of warmth. This looked great, but more importantly, kept the ever sensible Duchess warm and snug under layers that added warmth, but not bulk.

You can create your own Middleton festival look with Next. They have a great range of festival favourites, from cute wellies to chunky knits. And, as usual, you get the Next quality and value.

I love this Dip hem shirt, combined with Skinny jeans. To get the Kate look, simply tuck the shirt in so that you can add a neat sweater over the top.

Dip hem shirt £24, rinse skinny jeans

To tie in with the glorious emerald-green shade of the shirt, I would layer by adding this cotton v neck cardigan which is a real bargain for just £16! Cardigans are sometimes preferable to sweaters as you can remove them if the weather improves without wrecking your hair!

Cotton V-Neck Cardigan £16 

Kate added a luxurious leather waistcoat to her layered look, but this is not so practical in the rain, and leather isn’t the cosiest of fabrics. So I would add a wadded gilet from Next in the same fab green shade to keep the look uniform. This also has a very practical hood for the worst of those showers.

Wadded Gilet £50

Now, Kate’s wellies reportedly cost over £300, but you can get a comfy and cosy alternative from Next for a tenth of the price. The black fleece sock wellies will ensure your feet stay dry on even the muddiest of fields, and they will look great with skinnies.

Black Fleece Sock Welly £30

Kate didn’t carry a bag, but for all your festival essentials I would add this Made with Love Duffle – How gorgeous is this!!

Made With Love Tan Laser Duffle