It’s that age old dilemma, what does the fashion conscious girl do when she wants to go straight from the office to a party or evening out, but doesn’t want to carry extra footwear accessories with her? You buy the brand new design of 2-in-1 boot that’s what! Betty Jackson, a long established name within the fashion industry, has come up with the perfect pair of boots that will see you through your working day, and then onwards to your night of partying. The 2-in-1 boot starts its life as an ankle boot, which is ideal for the office, factory or shop floor, then, with a bit of improvisation, miraculously turns into a knee-high boot, worthy of any self respecting fashionista’s clubbing wardrobe.
And with the new style conscious bargainista always on the lookout for some recession busting ideas to make her money go a little bit further, these boots are certainly made for the double dip times of austerity. London based Betty Jackson has designed these boots with a long leather slip over cuff, that fastens easily under the boot and creates a totally different new look. The new innovative boot is available in black or brown, and costs £120, not bad for a 2-in-1 item of footwear. The boot was supposedly created after market research showed that women wanted a quick and easy solution to changing from work footwear to night time partying.
Natelle Baddeley, who is the Head of Accessories Design at Debenhams says, “This boot is the ultimate choice in footwear for fashion-savvy recessionistas. Women are being more and more careful with their cash than before, but still want to invest in great quality and design. We wanted to offer our customers that little bit extra, so thought what better than two on-trend, stylish boots for the price of one!” And Betty Jackson is not the only one who has created the ultimate 2-in-1 footwear. Zoe Lee has designed a similar creation but on flat leather shows instead. Zoe Lee’s 2-in-1 brogues start off as a pair of beige ankle boots, but then you can whip off the removable cuff and hey presto! A new pair of shoes await your feet. Her shoes are a little more expensive at £575 but are made from the finest, buttersoft Italian leather. And as Zoe trained under the infamous Manolo Blanhik, these shoes are going to be of the highest quality, and we reckon a huge best seller.
Betty Jackson Black – Black two part zipped knee high boots – £120
These black leather two part knee high boots from Betty Jackson.Black are made with detachable upper sections which have suede panelling and a rear zip fastening with two buckled straps. The lower sections can be worn alone, as chelsea boots, have mid height heels and pull tabs at the back, or can be worn as knee high boots when the upper sections are attached.
Photo credits – Debenhams & Zoe Lee