I like boots. And I love my £19.99 (sale RRP £39.99) Zara patent sock boots.
What I don’t like is that I’ll be wearing the same boots as another 1,000 trillion other bargain hunters. So, I wanted to make my pair stand out from the crowd; I’m going to pimp up my stride, DIY style.
The SS16 and AW16 catwalks were full of colour, prints, embellishments and general maximalism. Say good bye to blending in.
First of all, I needed some inspiration, so I spent a few internet minutes (aka three days) drooling over boots online. Words can’t describe how much I love the Vetements blue heeled sock boots (£775), the Fendi red heeled ankle boots (£870) and the Maison Margiela gold heeled pair (£800).
However, I’m not technically trained, so my DIY skills had to be resurrected from a (very) long ago school technology class.
After finding a few pairs that I liked, and because I wore my old Zara Perspex heeled boots to near death, I decided to concentrate solely on the heel of the boot.
I took a surprisingly pleasant Saturday, mid afternoon trip to B&Q to check out their self adhesive plastic, and wow, what a range they have:
I decided on a white/grey marble design (£4.99) and picked up an accessory pack too, which included a super small scalpel.
Next up it gets a little tricky: I cut a rough boot template, stuck the sticky side (obviously) onto the heel of the boot and then used the scalpel to cut a clean line around the whole of the heel.
I’m not going to lie, it took me a while, but I’m absolutely over the moon with the end result!