Chelsea boots have become a wardrobe staple for many of us and their versatility knows no boundaries; whether you’re dressing them up for any occasion with smart trousers and a blazer or dressing them down with a pair of ripped jeans.
With a number of styles and colours available for both men and women, Chelsea boots are the perfect companion for any outfit and occasion. In this guide, we’ll discuss some of the ways you can wear your Chelsea boots.
Why is it called a Chelsea boot?
Although this style of boot has a long history dating back to the reign of Queen Victoria, Chelsea boots only became known as such in the 1950s and ‘60s when they were famously worn by everyone from the Rolling Stones to the Beatles.
Throughout the swinging sixties, these stylish ankle boots had a strong association with the King’s Road in the borough of Chelsea and it’s thought that this association is what gave the boots their name.
What can I wear with Chelsea boots?
Depending on the style of Chelsea boot you have chosen, there are a few different outfits that look great when partnered with a pair of these ankle boots; from combining them with a classic tailored coat to dressing them down with a pair of ripped jeans.
Leather Chelsea boots
Chelsea boots made with leather are the more traditional of the styles and tend to be the smarter of the two options. Leather Chelsea boots can easily be dressed up for more formal occasions, of which black typically works best. However brown leather Chelsea boots, such as the Timberland Stormbuck Chelsea boot for men, are also a smart choice for when a slightly less formal and a more casual look is required.