STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Combat the Summer

Westchester's moderate summer climate allows Fashionistas like this one more flexibility to incorporate fun fall pieces into a summer wardrobe. The combat boot's presence in the cooler months of the year is a given. However, this Fashionista stood out to me because rarely do I see the heavy combat boot incorporated into a season known for floral patterns and sun dresses. While most Fashionista’s have retired their boots until well after Labor Day, it’s time to break out of the summer norm and trade in the gladiators for that pair of combat boots in the back of your closet.

What caught my eye about this Fashionista was the juxtaposition between the dullness of her worn leather boot and the shine of her neon green Tory Burch clutch. Combining something borrowed and something new, this Fashionista's gold watch, passed down by her grandmother, complements the gold detailing in her green clutch and brings some bright color into the fall-inspired summer outfit. A pair of combat boots like these is tremendously versatile and gives a vintage flair to any look. Additionally, a summer floral ensemble softens the boot while leggings or jeans give it a harsher and edgier look. The combination of a diverse blend of textures and patterns creates a simple and unique style.

This Fashionista shows off her own individual style by deciding against the florals and the jeans for something in between. Mixing the combat boots, a pair of high-waisted black shorts buttoned to the top and a loose-fitting crop top, this Fashionista is ready to take on whatever the day may bring. However you choose to mix and match an outfit, the combat boot is a great way to accessorize. So even if the summer months bring high temperatures, the rugged combat boot may be the perfect addition to complement a casual ensemble.
 

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