Do you have an ongoing clothing odyssey? As in, you buy the same item of clothing again and again, each time with varying details in the hope that it’s the holy grail of Breton top/pencil skirt/black pants/insert item here.
I feel like I’ve been doing this now with black ankle boots for at least five years. I’ve scoured the internet, bought countless pairs but in general at the end of each winter I know they’ll be given away or sold because they aren’t the forever pair.
Enter the Acne Studios Jensen boots, a definite wardrobe investment coming in at around $700AUS, unless you find them on sale. SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR BOOTS. Am I crazy?!
It was one of those situations where I um’d and ah’d for about four months but figured maybe it was time to take the plunge and ‘invest’ in a pair of boots because if I’d spent that amount of money I had to love them…right?! And what’s the difference anyhow in buying the designer pair as opposed to a good quality inspired design?
Well, now I’ve worn them a couple of times, like most designer clothing or accessories, I’ve found you are paying for the construction process. You can feel the difference in well made shoes the moment you put them on, and this is true of the Jensen boot. They are definitely narrow because of the pointed toe, but because of the elastic quite wide, they’d fit most feet. They feel solid, like they’re going to last for years to come with beautiful quality leather, made in Italy.
Now I just need to hope they’ll be in fashion in five years time so my cost-per-wear calculation has paid off – no pressure!
On a final note I am loving, loving, loving this coat which is current season MESOP. MESOP is a proudly Melbourne owned and designed brand so of course I’m happy to fly the flag. I sort of feel like you get two in one with this coat, the dual colour combo means it pretty much goes with everything. Another smart investment in my opinion, maybe I need to go into finance and investment for a living?
What I’m wearing:
Boots: Acne ‘Jensen’ Boots from Shopbop.com
Jeans: James Jeans ‘Twiggy’ skinny jeans from REVOLVE
Coat: Mesop ‘Camelia’ Coat
Bag: Loeffler Randall ‘Junior Work’ tote from Shopbop.com