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The It List
2 February 2022

Boots-ting Up Your Summer Look

Boots are the touch you need to transform your outfits this summer.

Who says boots are only for winter? With the fashion industry moving towards timelessness, it’s time we span our closet with more evergreen options. Choosing the right forms, materials and colours, you’ve got yourself a pair of boots to rock this summer. There is plenty for you to choose from, whether you want to keep it simple and classic or would like to play around and try something new. Take a look at the 5 brands we love to get some inspiration!

Words By Thuy Nguyen

Acne Studios

Our first summer boots candidate is Acne Studios for the vibrant and timeless sensation.

Launched in 1996, Acne Studios has been known for being one of the leading brands for minimalism and redefining the fashion movement.

With a juxtaposing and detail focusing approach, the brand set its own aesthetic – “maximalist minimalism” as called by the founder and creative director Jonny Johansson.

If you want to jump on the maximalism trend this summer, but want to keep it subtle, Acne Studios boots are just the one!

By putting a strong focus on colours, the brand creates an outstanding combination of simple silhouettes but a bold palette.

In 2021, Acne Studios collaborated with DJ Honey Dijon releasing the Pistol boots in four colours: salmon pink, mint green, bright blue and lilac purple – the perfect addition to those wanting to expand their colour range.

Meanwhile, the Acne Studios branded leather boots prove the power of detail – the off-centre tonal block heel is the heart of the item.

Although the style comes in 5 gorgeous colours, we love some bright tones like almond beige or khaki green to lighten up our closet this summer.

Branded Leather Boots, $850, Acne Studios

Acne Studios


If you want to go classic and iconic, Schutz has just the right fit for you with its boots.

Schutz was founded in 1995 by Alexandre Birman with the vision of accessible luxury and keeping up with the fashion trends.

Schutz boots manifest boldness and elegance with a variety of choices to step up your fashion game this summer.

However, this time we’re talking leather and animal-printed boots – what a way to elevate your fits!

There definitely is something heroic and powerful in these snake-embossed and crocodile-embossed leather boots!

Being trendy as it is, Schutz has a great assortment of styles to offer, from low to high heels, ankle to knee high, slip-on to lace-up.

The Ashlee leather booties even come with a twist – a slouchy silhouette!

This summer is all about being expressive and radiant, which is why Schutz is what you need to show your empowering and lively self.

Abbey Knee High Boot, $354.46, Nordstrom

Isabel Marant

Classy yet quirky, Isabel Marant is another option that will offer a unique collection of boots for you this summer.

From being rebellious against the fashion norm, the brand found its own aesthetic and became the embodiment of Parisian fashion.

The designer loves to explore to encapsulate the essence of modernity and nostalgia, practical and experimental – a sense of fashion that is self-expressive.

Her vision for the brand is to personify fashion, make it relevant yet standing out.

Isabel Marant’s boots are minimalistic but play around with little yet charismatic details like cuts and heels or combining quirky elements.

You can never go wrong with white or animal printed boots, classic but assuring to make you stand out with their curved collar and sleek pointed toe.

We see the playfulness in the way their boots are constructed, like typical cowboy silhouettes with contemporary patterns and colours, deep front or back cuts.

Its flexibility is also a bonus point, whether it’s a festive occasion or chic look, Isabel Marant boots for sure can play the game.

Isabel Marant Danae Snake-effect Leather Ankle Boots, was $1,047 now $481, The Outnet

Isabel Marant
Dr. Martens

Dr. Martens

If you’re looking for something grungy and youthful, Dr. Martens has got you covered with their iconic boots.

First introduced as workwear and gardening shoes, the brand has become one of the most popular street style footwear brands.

Individualistic, versatile and culturally relevant – these words give the perfect description for Dr. Martens’ boots.

Dr. Martens is just the right candidate for your shoe collection to radiate artistic and playful energy this summer.

Despite staying true to their original forms – leather upper and chunky sole, the brand doesn’t shy away from experimenting with colours and patterns.

You can never go wrong with their best seller items, classic smooth leather boots that come in black, white and cherry red.

For those who are a little adventurous, bold colours and patterns like tie-dye, hot pink or rainbow ray is the way to outplay the summer heat.

No matter which one you go for, they will certainly be the perfect fit for your outfit, whether it’s jeans or a maxi dress.

Dr. Martens will ensure you the statement of high quality, evergreen and uniqueness with their trendy and adaptive mindset.

1460 Smooth in Cherry Red, $269.99, Dr. Martens


It is not summer without sprinkles on our heads and splashes from the ground, which is why rain boots are a must-have.

When it comes to rain boots, we can definitely put our trust in Chloé – a French fashion brand founded by Gabriella Hanoka and its sister brand SEE by Chloé by Pheobe Philo.

Chloé rain boots are proof that being functional does not have to be boring! With Chloé, we’re talking about modern and romantic, breaking through the feminine and masculine boundaries, and of course trendy.

These lovely rain boots are made out of PVC for upper and rubber sole to help you keep it dry and cool.

Although Chloé chooses to eschew bright colours for calming ones to match the rainy day’s sensation, it sure does elevate rain boots game with different silhouettes, like ankle-high, calf-high and chunky heels and laced-up mid-calf.

SEE by Chloé, known for targeting younger age group while remaining Chloé’s aesthetic, offers Florrie rain boots collection comes in 3 colours: black, white and purple.

These rain boots will without a doubt be your best companion to light you up on wet gloomy days.

Beige Betty Rain Boots, $720, SSENSE


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