Style and comfort combined in a pair of boots

Style and comfort combined in a pair of boots

What could be better than style and comfort combined in a pair of boots? Foot bliss. I was recently gifted these stunning ankle boots by Van Dal. I have worked with Van Dal before. You can see an image of me wearing a pair of their lace-ups here. As well as their classic styles Van Dal is currently offering some on-trend styles as well. I chose the Barlow because I loved the grey leopard heel (you can see the detail better in the images below).

My coat is many years old originally from Nicole Farhi.

Style and comfort combined in a pair of boots

I have deliberately decided to team my boots with a very simple outfit. My personal philosophy is less is more. I like to keep my style simple and have one item as the star of the show. In this case it is my boots. I often choose a colourful scarf or piece of statement jewellery as the centre piece.

My chunky navy sweater is about three years old from Me&Em. A bit pricey but they do offer excellent chunky sweaters.

Style and comfort combined in a pair of boots

Leopard print ankle boots

You can see more detail of the leopard print on the boots. I personally like the fact that the design is mainly grey as it combines well with the colours in my wardrobe. However, they do have a touch of tan so can also be co-ordinated with warmer tones. Van Dal specialises in wider width footwear. I actually have narrow feet but the wider width allows me to wear a pair of warm socks in the winter.

The photographs were taken by Laura Hines. Follow her on Instagram


  1. M
    6th December 2019 / 14:46

    Very stylish boots and I love the colour of your coat.

  2. Cathy B
    6th December 2019 / 14:50

    I love your blog and your style! Thank you for showing us over 60s how to dress in style AND comfort. And speaking of comfort – could you share what pants you are wearing? They look very comfortable;-)

    • 9th December 2019 / 12:47

      Hello Cathy

      Thank you for your comment. My black trousers are by Robell. I bought them some years ago in a small boutique in Derbyshire. The brand seems to sell mainly to out of town shops I can’t find them in the larger stores. I did find some similar at Amazon click this link to take a look Robell black trousers

  3. Sandra
    6th December 2019 / 14:54

    You look lovely, as usual, Jo. I need wide width footwear, but the options of limited here. Does Van Dal market to the US? Thanks.

  4. Jayne
    6th December 2019 / 22:08

    Love these boots!

  5. 9th December 2019 / 12:58

    Hello Sandra

    I looks like Van Dal do ship internationally according to their website however you will need to contact them for details

    best wishes


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