Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Give it some Welly!

It's getting closer to that time of year - when a huge group of strangers get together in a mucky field to celebrate our mutual love of music, the outdoors, and getting pissed in a tent. All together children - FESTIVAL SEASON!! I shall suspend my bitterness at not being able to actually go to any major festivals this year just long enough to give you a little bit of footwear inspiration.

For years, wellies have been a constant in the life of us Countryfolk - there's no greater feeling in the world (may be exaggerating) than sticking on a pair of wellies and sloshing around until you can't tell your legs from the mud. Wellies were usually only available in two shades: Black and Khaki. But no more - with the rising popularity of open-air gigs and festivals, the welly has made a huge leap (ha! leap...*tumbleweed*) in terms of fashion.

So, partly inspired by my current obsession with Oxegen, and partly by this post on Nancy XO's blog, I give you my top five awesome wellies - and not a farmer in sight.

1: Black Studded

There are no words. I think I would wear these
all day, every day. Image: http://www.amazon.co.uk/

2: Pink Cupcakes

Everything's better with Cupcakes.
Image: http://www.thisnext.com/

3: Sunflower

Adorable! Image: http://www.kitchendinner.com/

4: Glitter

I love these. Image: http://www.kaboodle.com/

5: Raining Cats and Dogs

Possibly the cutest wellies EVER. Image: http://www.thisnext.com/

So, nobody can ever accuse the humble wellington of being boring ever again. My personal favourite of the 5 is the first one - but then again, I'd add studs to every single piece of footwear I own if I could. I don't think we're going to see any of these designs making an appearance at any Mart around the country any time soon, but it would definitely brighten things up a bit.

As usual, when things like this fall into the hands of high-end designers - it all goes a bit Pete Tong. Check these out:

Image: http://www.shoewawa.com/
Obviously, Marc Jacobs has never been called at 5a.m and told to fetch his wellies because the cattle have broken out and are now leaving "deposits" all over the footpath. Leave the heels to the pretty shoes, MJ.

S xx


  1. I have been looking all over the place for nice studded wellies!! these are so cute. =]


  2. Aren't they gorgeous!! I found those ones on amazon, but if you google 'studded wellies' there are loads of stockists. I'm definitely getting them :)x


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