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Chelsea boots for men: how to match them to your winter wardrobe?

Straight from the UK, from Queen Victoria to the Beatles, the leather Chelsea boot is a must-have companion that will stay with you for several years.

What are Chelsea Boots? In short: an absolute classic! Chelsea boots are timeless, easy to put on shoes that end just above the ankle. In suede, smooth or shiny leather, this men's ankle boot with a rounded toe is recognisable among its peers by its elastic band on the side. Its riding shoe look and British accents ensure that they look chic and casual at the same time: the Chelsea boot is indeed a no-risk purchase that can be worn with everything.

How to wear Chelsea boots for men? For jumping in puddles or enjoying a few sunny days, the Chelsea boot is a classic that has been reinvented season after season and combines comfort and style. Different from the more classic boots, you need to pay attention to the optimal length of the pants, which should end where the shoe starts. For a proportioned look you should choose a hem or 7/8 pants.

When to wear Chelsea boots? With dropping temperatures and bad weather, this timeless model will go perfectly with a dressed-up or more casual look. Wide or narrow feet, Chelsea boots are suitable for all body types and can be worn all year round! Although they are ideal for keeping feet warm and dry in winter, they will also dress up a more summery outfit in spring.

01 Chelsea boots and skinny jeans: the perfect combination for a timeless look

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Chelsea boots worn with jeans are a stylish and safe combination that never goes out of fashion. A timeless look that can be adapted to any style, from casual to elegant. For a casual look, opt for skinny jeans, a white cotton t-shirt and a leather jacket. A simple but effective look that works well with brown or coloured leather Chelsea boots.

If you want to go for a dressier look, opt for black jeans, a white shirt and a chunky cardigan. Black leather Chelsea boots are the perfect addition to this minimalist look. When it comes to the fit of your jeans, it's best to opt for a straight cut that fits well on your hips. It is also important to pay special attention to the length of your jeans: hemmed or rolled up, falling perfectly over your boots.

02 From the perfect outfit for work to a festive silhouette for going out: Chelsea boots in camel, a classic for all occasions

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Perfect for winter days, walking the streets and going from one meeting to another in comfort, these shoes will always be your best companion.

What pants can you wear with camel-colored Chelsea boots? A dark chino, straight jeans or flannel trousers. As winter approaches, slip into a thin down jacket, a blazer or a chunky knit sweater over a light-coloured shirt with small patterns. Dare to combine colours and materials: don't hesitate to complete your outfit with coloured wool socks.

03 Whether on holiday, at the weekend or at lunch with friends: Which Chelsea boots should you choose for a casual look?

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Which Chelsea boots should you choose to look stylish yet cool? If you're a fan of sneakers, ankle boots are the perfect alternative for a casual, urban look. It's a chic but comfortable model that's ideal for long walks.

With rolled-up jeans or blue chinos, opt for boots with bright elasticated inserts to add a splash of winter colour. Wear a white sweatshirt or t-shirt over the top, which you can pair with a brown bomber coat or khaki-coloured parka if the temperatures are cold. For a lumberjack-style look, pair a denim jacket with a checked shirt.

04 For the streets, a concert or a drink on the terrace.... Chelsea boots are perfect for a rock chic look

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Leather perfecto, wool cardigan, slim jeans or straight black jeans, here is a timeless rock-chic look to face the snow and the rain, but still keep you in style.

If it's skinny enough, you can tuck your jeans inside your boots and elongate your silhouette. To create contrast, dare to wear coloured boots: yellow, green or blue in this case. Practical and comfortable, the coloured Chelsea boot for men is a must-have to emphasize your style without taking many risks.

05 For special occasions: Chelsea boots are ideal with a chic suit

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For a business meeting, a wedding or the next party, Chelsea boots are the right alternative to traditional sneakers. Very comfortable, these boots will be ideal with a suit, and perfect for not letting sore feet spoil your evening.

Go for dark tones and a monochrome complete look: a turtleneck, a thin black sweater or a suit in black, grey or dark blue. Choose ankle boots with texture to spice up your dark outfit: woven or grained leather or a croc effect - an ideal combo to break your silhouette in a sophisticated way. To go out, put on a suit jacket, and for the more chilly, a long wool coat or beige trench coat.

06 How to take care of your Chelsea boots ?

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Don't hesitate to clean your Chelsea boots regularly with a damp cloth and then dust them with a dry cloth. You can then treat your ankle boots as well as the sole with moisturising products (cream, lotion or oil) to nourish the leather. This ritual should be done at least once a month to keep your shoes in perfect condition, season after season.

For everyday use: after wearing them, place cedar shoe trees in your boots to keep their original shape and prevent creases. Finally, store your shoes flat and away of the sunlight.


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