I was walking down Newbury Street today and I was amazed by the great deals on boots that its stores had to offer. In recent years, shoe fashion has exploded with a variety of funky and fun designs that defy gravity, boggle our minds, and compete with Picasso’s creativity. You can literally find anything these days: knee high studded riding boots, military boots, chunky glass heeled booties, vintage cowboy boots and everything in between.
This week’s Fashionista jazzed up her outfit with chestnut colored Nine West cowboy boots. Cowboy boots are everywhere and they're classic enough to always be in style. She complimented her boots with a pair of Gap 1969 skinny jeans, a mustard yellow velvet blazer from Anthropologie, a teal sheer shirt from Gap, and a vintage leather bag from Roots. The cobalt vest from the Gap accents the bright colors of the blazer and the tee offering good contrast to the grays and dark tones that we typically see in the winter. This Fashionista threw a studded Gap belt on over the tee and the vest to match the boots and glam up her look.
You can never go wrong with color and studs in the wintertime, even if it’s just a tiny color accent from OPI nail polish. Usually, most people shy away from bright colors and bold designs, but let me tell you, this season you have to make a bold statement. Don't be afraid to use different textures and layer. In fact, the fall 2010 collections of Oscar de la Renta and Marc Jacobs encourage trendsetters everywhere to mix earth tones and neutrals with some bold colors.
As for the boots, you can find them ANYWHERE. All Saints is currently having a giant shoe sale with amazing boot and bootie styles for any type of gal. If you’re looking for more of a vintage winter look, check out Urban Outfitters for their variety of military boots and cowboy boots. Good boots come in all shapes and sizes so don’t shy away from thrift shops; you might be able to find a great pair of designer or vintage boots for a low price.
Also, don’t forget that studs are still in. If you don’t like studded boots, there are still different types of studs for you to explore. You can find great studded pants or bags at Bloomingdale's, or even on Gilt Groupe on the right day (only if you have a membership). J. Crew has a plethora of elegant studded leather belts and bracelets to glam up any outfit.
Be different, be edgy, and explore your personal style with studs and leather! Don't forget to add a splash of color as well!