Chelsea boots, also known as Jodhpur boots or Paddock boots are close-fitting, ankle-high boots. The most notable features are the elastic side panel and a tab on the back of the boot, making it simple to take on and off with ease. The design’s history dates back to the Victorian era, when it was worn by both men and women.
In the 1950s and ’60s, Chelsea boots became popular in Great Britain. Perhaps because of their association with the King’s Road set of “Swinging London”. Worn by everyone from the Beatles, the Rolling Stones to Jean Shrimpton might explain how the name Chelsea became attached to the boot.
A popular trend this season for women, we thought it would be fun to show you 3 different ways to wear this little iconic boot.
Who doesn’t like to wear leggings? Comfortable and cozy with an oversized sweater and a wool jacket the boots give your outfit a clean polished look. Ditch the Uggs ladies!
If you like wearing skirts or dresses, you can easily wear a Chelsea style because of the close fit to the ankle. Wear coordinated tights to lengthen your legs visually. Layer some socks with your tights for a more casual look. Plus, they’ll keep your tootsies warm on chillier days.
For a look with a little more edge, try wearing a style with a higher heel. This style of the Chelsea boot works well with skinny jeans as well as dresses and skirts. Rock on girl!