My dears, you can’t imagine how excited I am about today’s post. I know I may say that a lot here on the blog, but today I am really, really excited! Why? Because we are partnering with Spats Boots to bring you a review of their positively amazing galoshes! We first heard about Spats earlier this year, when I was browsing a vintage fashion blog. All of us girls fell in love with their vintage flair, and we dreamed of adding them to our winter shoe-wear. So you can imagine that we were overjoyed when we finally had the opportunity to review them for you all! We girls styled these vintage-esque galoshes for a day around town, on the very chilly 1st of October. Would you like to see what we wore?
Matte Black & Antique White Spats Boots: c/o Spats Boots // Trench Coat: Kohl’s-Old // Blouse: Me-made (post forthcoming) // Skirt: Thrifted // Socks: Costco // Purse: Vintage-Goodwill // Brooch: Gift // Earrings: Thrifted
I went for a 1930s secretary look with a pleated skirt and white blouse. I really wanted my black and white Spats Boots to be the focal point of my outfit, so I kept any pop of color to just my lipstick and brooch.
My Spats were SO comfortable and warm to wear. I was really concerned that my feet would slip around in them, or that they would be too big in the ankles, but all my fears were allayed with these lovely boots. The toe portion is sufficiently snug to keep them on your feet, but not be too tight when wearing thick socks, and the ankle portion is loose enough, but not too loose, to be perfectly comfortable when walking. Plus, the soles are rubber, so they are very cushy and soft to walk in.
Chocolate & Sky Spats Boots: c/o Spats Boots // Dress: Made by Charlotte, Sense & Sensibility Swing Dress Pattern // Dickey: Made by Jessica // Earrings: Gift // Socks: Old
Jessica styled her Spats with a classic Swing Dress, that echoed the colors of her Chocolate and Sky boots. All of us girls wore ankle socks with our boots to keep the edges from chafing our legs. Did I mention that the Spats have a nice fleecy lining in them? And both of the girls got fleece insoles to add to their boots to help them fit better and make them cozier (an awesome feature of the Spats website).
One thing that is important when wearing ankle boots of any sort, is to make sure that your clothing is proportioned in such a way so that it doesn’t make you look like you have fat ankles. All of us girls succeeded in this by keeping our skirts just below our knees. If our skirts had been ankle length, things may have looked a bit more awkward, but by keeping that space between boot and hemline you create an ensemble that is more pleasing to the eye.
Burgundy & White Spats Boots: c/o Spats Boots // Blouse: Thrifted // Skirt: Ruche // Coat: Modcloth // Purse: Vintage // Beret: Vintage, Gift
Charlotte styled her Spats in a way that I like to term French Resistance. Maybe it’s the beret or the military green, but something about her outfit just reminded me so much of a young lady from 1940s France. Charlotte also created nice rhythm in her outfit by echoing the red of her Spats Boots in both her purse and in her choice of lipstick color. By echoing a color or theme one to two times in your outfit, as Charlotte did here, it helps to draw your eye up to the face of the wearer, while also creating a cohesive ensemble.
Overall we girls are amazed at the wonderful quality and vintage style of Spats Boots. They aren’t just a pair of shoes that look vintage, they have the quality of true vintage as well, which makes them worth every penny*.
What do you think of our Spats?
Would you wear Spats Boots?
Do you have a go-to pair of shoes for rainy weather?
Brigid, the Middle Sister and Singer
*even though we didn’t pay full price for ours, now that we have tried them out, I totally would!