The Isabel Marant Blackson Boot Obsession Continues for Fall 2013

Last Autumn/Winter one pair of boots stayed at top of my wishlist for the entire season. Can you guess what they were? The Isabel Marant Blackson boots, of course. At the time they were in stores I was trying to be sensible, and would only purchase items with a long shelf life. The Blackson boots, whilst totally gorgeous, had “trend piece” written all over them, and I worried they’d look out-of-place in my wardrobe by the end of the season. But it seems the joke is on me. Because I never purchased a pair (even when they went on sale) and the Blackson boot is still relevant for Autumn/Winter 2013…

Isabel Marant Blackson Boots AW 2012The Isabel Marant Blackson boots, Autumn/Winter 2012

Not only do they tie in with country music look I’m currently obsessed with (blame Nashville for that), but the shape and rockstar embellishements are still being referenced in a number of fall collections. The first drop from Sam Edelman’s AW13 line landed at My-Wardrobe last week, and there are two pairs of ankle boots that have the Blackson vibe. Sure, they’re not the quite same, but if you missed out on the originals like me they’re a nice alternative.

Sam Edelman Studded Ankle Boots - Mila MelinaFrom left: Sam Edelman ‘Mila’ boots, £230 and Sam Edelman ‘Melina’ boots, £275

And, if you like the Blackson boot’s pointed shape, but would prefer something a little more minimal, head in Burberry and Kurt Geiger’s direction. Burberry Prorsum’s studded wedge boots have a similar vibe to the Marant booties, but are less boho and more city-slick. And the same can be said for Kurt Geiger’s suede buckle boots, which also come in grey.

Burberry Prorsum Woodly Wedge Isabel Marant Blackson BootsFrom left: Burberry Prorsum ‘Woodley’ wedge boots, £695 and KG Kurt Geiger ‘Stage’ ankle boots, £150

Also, with Isabel Marant for H&M dropping later this year I’m hopeful they’ll be an update on the Blackson boots. Let’s all cross our fingers…

Are you a fan of the Isabel Marant Blackson boots? Did you score a pair last fall? Or do you prefer the AW13 updates?

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  • Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie

    Thank goodness we can find similar ones! <3