With the new year, I debated for quite a while about which post topics were worthy of kicking off 2016. I wanted fresh content and exciting images to keep you guys interested and differentiate The Heart’s Delight from the millions of other fashion and lifestyle blogs you could be reading.
When the British heritage brand, Hunter reached out to me about partnering on a post I considered it a sign that “exciting” doesn’t always have to meet cutting edge or new, it can also refer to revisiting a tried-and-true classic and seeing it in a whole new light.
Created in 1856, the ORIGINAL HUNTER BOOT was designed to protect against the weather and perform across all terrains. Over 160 years later, that mission remains the same. The brand has grown in recent years to include multiple variations of the Original boot for men, women and children, as well as new lines of footwear, outerwear and technical knitwear. While the product offering may have changed, one thing has not: quality.
As you know, I’m a huge advocate of purchasing fewer, better, things that will stand the test of time and help define your personal style along the way. A few years ago when I purchased my first pair of dark green ORIGINAL HUNTER BOOTS, there was a brief moment of sticker shock. Almost 6 years later, I love that my “investment” is still perfectly on trend and just as comfortable and practical as when I first got them out of the box. In the warmer months, the boots are the ideal slip-on rain boots, while in the winter I can coordinate any number of HUNTER BOOT SOCKS (a.k.a. boot liners) to make my boots a snow day staple.
You can shop many Hunter boot styles now at 30% OFF — including select colors of the Original Rain Boot! Don’t forget to add a pair of KNIT BOOT SOCK INSERTS to keep your toes extra warm and add a touch of personality to your boots. I’m currently debating adding a pair of these BLOCK HEEL LACE UP BOOTS in swamp green. Not the cutest name for a color, but what a great all-weather shoe option (…that just happens to coordinate perfectly with this WOMEN’S ORIGINAL RUBBER TOUCH DOWN JACKET). A down coat is a winter staple and this one is not only ultra-warm and waterproof, but also slimming.
Warm, waterproof AND doesn’t make you look like a Yeti?!
Yes, winter dreams do come true.
Once you’re done perusing the sale rack, head on over to the NEW SS15 HUNTER ORIGINAL COLLECTION — the colors are all so fun and happy! The blue sky ORIGINALS are so so pretty! (Well, as pretty as glossy rubber rain boots can get…) The LOW WEDGE style is a slightly more fashion forward version you might want to check out as well.
One of the rare complaints that I hear about Hunter products is that the boots are a bit narrow for wider calves and ankles. Well, no worries my friends with athletic calves! Not only has Hunter added an ADJUSTABLE RAINBOOT to their lineup, but they also have a style called THE HUNTRESS which is specifically designed with a wider shaft to accommodate all shapes and sizes.
For those with legs on the thinner side — if a thick sock insert is not enough to fill out any gaps, try the REFINED WOMEN’S ORIGINAL. It’s a bit more streamlined with a tailored silhouette that will hug your calves in all of the right places. For yet another slimmer cut option, try the ORIGINAL SLIM TEXTURED RAIN BOOTS.
OK, I can’t wrap up this post without letting you know that I recently succumbed to a moment of mother-daughter “twinning” weakness and purchased a sale pair of KIDS’ ORIGINAL GLOSS RAIN BOOTS for my 4 year old. I know, I know… I’ve become one of those mothers. She just looks so darn cute in them! Sigh….
So what do you think? Thumbs up to Hunter in 2016?!
Those British sure do know their rain gear.
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