Be fancy with Chelsea
Chelsea boots are a Classic! They are always in fashion, like the little black dress – a design that every woman has in the wardrobe. The style is comfortable, trendy and unisex because both men and women look good with them. Chelsea boots are sporty-elegant option when you don’t want to wear heels and the sneakers are too casual.
History of the iconic style
Boots, characterized by their elastic side gores, can be traced back to the Victorian era when they were worn by men and women alike. Queen Victoria was the first one to wear the Chelsea design. Her shoemaker J. Sparkes-Hall claimed that she walked in them daily which proves the value of his invention. He just added vulcanized rubber - a stretch side panel, thus creating the new kind of shoe. The design was patented in 1851. A hundred years after their invention, the boots were worn by a group named “Chelsea Set”. The word “Chelsea” became a synonym for new lifestyle and fashion. People started to call the group’s fashionable shoes “Chelsea boots”. The style gained popularity and many variations were created. In 1960s shoemaker Anello & Davide reimaged the Chelsea boots with Cuban heel and pointed toes for The Beatles. This variant became known as the Beatle boots. In 1970s the style appeared in the wardrobe of “Star Wars”. All Darth Vader’s stormtroopers wear a pair in the scenes.
How to recognize Chelsea boots while shopping?
The style has many versions now but there are a few characteristics which remain the same and you can always distinct a Chelsea from other boots in the store. The main characteristics are:
1. Ankle length
2. Have rounded toes
3. Low heels
4. Strip of elastic extends below the ankle
Girotti’s Chelsea boots
The style is great for customizing. Girotti’s “Shoe Editor” gives you the opportunity to design the boots to fit your personality. You can order a Chelsea boot in a variety of leather and color combinations and add details like metal beads, straps and buckles.
How to style your boots
Chelsea is the ultimate footwear for rock n roll look. Just pair it with classic leather jacket, black t-shirt and dark jeans. This makes the perfect outfit for a rock concert.
If you need more casual look for hangout with friends, pick a pair of blue skinny or boyfriend jeans and match with suede boots.
For winter outfits you can choose leather Chelsea boots and match their colour with your scarf. Complete the look with leather leggings or pleated short skirt and you’re ready!