Did the weather finally change where you live? The BEST part of fall to me is pulling on a pair of boots. I just adore wearing boots. There are trendy boots and then there are the good old classics. I lean more towards a classic boot that I can wear season after season. Because really, who has money to waste? Boots are an investment piece.
When shopping for boots, shop smart! Keep these things in mind.
*They must meet your budget. Whether you shop Neiman Marcus or Marshalls, know your limit. If you feel uncomfortable with the price, chances are they will collect dust in your closet.
*Don’t buy cheaply made boots. Trust me! You can spot these right off. Cheap hardware, poor stitching, and certain fabrics just scream low quality.
*Look for a boot that fits well. No pinching of the toes or lifting in the heels when you walk. Is it too tight or too loose in the calf? Think about how you will be wearing them. With boot socks, tights or nylons. All of these factor in the fit of your boot.
*Chose a comfortable heel. Especially important if you will be standing in them all day. Take them for a test drive through the aisle. Remember this is an investment piece and you will be wearing your boots frequently from fall until spring. Choose wisely.
*And lastly, the style of the boot should mesh with your current wardrobe. This goes without saying. However I know I am not the only female out there that has spied a boot or shoe that was so stunning but would clearly not fit my style.
This year there are a couple of boot styles on my radar. The classic calf or knee length boot (forever a favorite in footwear) and the new classic, the bootie. I feel these two styles are the most versatile.
The Calf or Knee Length Boot
If you are investing in a boot, this is the one. Unlike the thigh high boots favored in recent years, calf length or knee high boots can be worn with any pant style, from boot cuffs to skinny jeans. Toss them on with a dress or with slacks and a cardigan for work. Dressed up or down, they finish a look.
The bootie is quickly becoming a classic. I think women really started to embrace them when the Chelsea made it’s debut. The bootie has been seen both on the runway as well as on the street featuring kitten or chunky heels as well as flat. So there is a bootie for every occasion.
Booties can be worn many ways. Pair them with skinny pants and a tee shirt for a casual look. Wear them dresses and skirts for dressy occasions. And with shorts and a flowy cardigan for an edgy look.
This year’s color choices for boots run the gambit. There are animal prints, plaids, the neutrals and of course the colors of the season. Whatever you favor you are sure to look amazing!
Which boot would you choose? Leave your recommendations in the comments section below.
Style pretty loves!!
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