Shopping: Black Boots

Black Boots
©Collage / Oriane Baud

Black boots are the perfect go-to for fall and winter. We’ve put together a Top 15 shopping list you don’t want to miss

It’s always easy pickings, of course: my closet consists of about 95% black pants, sweaters, and dresses. Often that’s reason enough for Veronika to make fun of my, as I see it, consistent style. As I was changing over my wardrobe from summer to fall/winter, I rummaged through my closet and pulled out all of the black shoes I had been missing for months, cleaned them and polished them, and lovingly placed them in the hall.

They maybe all look – objectively seen – more or less the same. But for me personally, there’s no greater joy than picking out a pair from this seemingly monotonous collection before I leave the house in the morning. ­To me, of course, they are all fundamentally different, but they do have a few things in common: narrowly cut, a particular course of rounded toe, no-to-little heel, mid-height shaft. Some lace up, others more of a Chelsea boot or something very classic. To share my excitement with you, here are the best of the best: a mix of those that could already move into my apartment with me and a few pairs that fill my imaginary wish list. On which they are or will become, like the others, my true seasonal companions.

©Alex de Brabant

Julia co-founded one of the first fashion blogs in Germany in 2007 and became a freelance consultant for digital strategies after publishing her first book in 2010. After an eventful four years with Condé Nast working mainly in the digital department of Vogue Germany, she decided to launch her own online magazine with her dream partner, Veronika Heilbrunner. She is based in Berlin and loves to read books.