Can I Wear Chelsea Boots in the Summer?
Are Chelsea boots right for the Summer?
The first step to wearing the iconic Chelsea boots around in the warmer months is to make sure you’re choosing the right materials and colors to match your style and to keep you cool in the heat. Chelsea boots are typically made from leather, so, if you are going to wear Chelsea boots in the summer, choose ones that are breathable and light weight such as Blundstone Original 500 boots or Dress boots in brown leather or if you prefer black leather, the Blundstone Original 510 boot or the Dress boot style 063.
Opt for an unlined boot when picking out your leather Chelsea boots as a versatile summer option as the leather will breathe and help keep your feet cooler. Lighter brown boot or suede colors, such as beige or tan can also help to reflect heat away from your feet, and coupled with thin or secret socks (or no socks at all if that’s how you roll), then the heat won’t be a problem and your feet will stay comfy and cooler. Fashion trends and function fuse when Blundstone boots grace the feet of dress-wearers going for a trendy, contemporary look.
We recommend matching your pair of Chelsea boots with a skirt or shorts for an extra breathable combo. If that’s not your style and you’re more into chinos, jeans or linen pants, we suggest rolling up your pants at the ankles for the same effortless effect. Not only will this add a sophisticated look to your casual outfit, but it will also give you a chance to show off the iconic pull-tabs of Blundstone boots.
Once you’ve chosen your preferred shade of black leather or brown boots, or perhaps you went for the suede boot option, the second step is to style the shoes to complement your outfit and your unique look. If you’re a shorts and white t-shirt type of person and you’re worried this won’t match the utilitarian look of your Chelseas, you don’t need to worry anymore. There are many ways to tie boots into this more casual look while reflecting your own personal style.
First off, try pairing your shorts with a belt. By matching your belt leather to the leather of your boots you create cohesion in your aesthetic. By linking the color and materials of your belt and boots your casual outfit gets elevated to a whole new level. If belts aren’t really your thing, the same effect can be reached with the right choice of bag. A sling bag for your laptop that picks up on your boot’s shade of leather, or a shoulder bag that does the same, is a fashionable way to complement your Chelsea boots in the summertime. If you use both a belt and a bag, paired with a denim jacket, you’re even more set up to sport the ideal summer outfit. The denim won’t be too overwhelming in the heat and the variety of textures will add extra panache to your classic shorts and t-shirt combo.
Dress up with Chelsea Boots
If pants are your thing, then your summer options are much wider, as the classic boots are famously stylish when paired with a good pair of your favorite pants. Skinny jeans work well with any type of leather boots, as long as you’re matching the color of the denim to the color of your shoes, and get comfy in this easy laid-back look. For a more refined or elegant look for those summer barbeques and business casual luncheons, think about going for the chino and Chelsea combo. You can roll up the ankles or keep them down, and pair it with a white or neutral collared short sleeve, any way you wear this summertime combo you’re guaranteed some extra polish.
Whether spring, summer, winter or fall
No matter the weather, if you know how to choose your leathers and style your Blundstone boots with the right accessories and fashion hacks, Chelsea boots are the right shoes for you year-round! Don’t shove them in the back of your cupboard for summer while you try to clean up those old sneakers, stick with the elegance, stick with your classic style by adding your Chelseas to the line summertime up!