Friday, September 10, 2010
Das Boot by upstateandpersonal featuring ankle boots
While I am sad thinking about putting away my sandals, and running around barefoot, I am giddy at the thought of taking out my boots and kicking off boot season (and finally using the Zappos gift certificate that is burning a hole in my pocket... on, you guessed it, more boots). While there are several boot trends that are hot this fall: wedge boots, slouchy booties and *eek* peep-toe booties, you can't go wrong with the classics either. Think tall, flat riding boots and shorter lace-up and dressier pull-on boots. Hurrah. About to do a little boot shopping yourself? Here are a few pointers:
Tall boots - a great investment, and by investment I mean spend a little more here. Look for boots with a leather shaft and lining so that you have the option of stretching it to fit your calves if need be. A good shoemaker can do this and its a great way to get a perfect fit, especially if you're dropping big bucks. Riding boots are always a classic, as are well fitting, heeled dress boots. Skip the trends here and keep it simple.
Short boots /booties - the trends seem to change more quickly with these styles so its not a great place to invest a lot of money if you're on a budget. Last year it was motorcycle boots, this year its slouchy boots, next year will be anyone's guess.
As for how things are being worn, there will still be a lot of tall boots over skinny jeans and leggings. Booties are huge this fall and you'll see them with jeans and leggings as well as skirts and dresses. Want more info or specific recommendations? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org