As the hot and humid days of summer transition into the colder and wetter days of fall, the biggest fashion faux pas across campus inevitably becomes the prolonged use of ratty summertime flip flops. However, trying to find the perfect pair of both stylish boots and rain boots can be difficult and expensive. As adorable as those teal Hunter Boot rain boots or multi-shaded leather Tory Burch shoes are, most college students struggle to find the $40 to spend on a tank of gasoline, let alone the $300 to spare on footwear. So, why not buy one pair of boots that incorporates both necessities into one?
Duck boots, ordinarily worn by outdoorsy huntsmen and city folks trekking through the never-ending slush and tarry snow of northern winters, originated in the New England states. However, they are certainly making their way south, and into the closets of college women nationwide. Duck boots are comfortable, adaptable and functional: since they are made for northern winters, they inherently provide enough traction to brave any conditions!
This Fashionista pairs her fashionable footwear with a simple outfit to highlight the plaid design on her Sperry Top-Sider duck boots. The muted, earthy color palette of the trend allows users to attempt a variety of fashion risks. Try a pair of colorful jeggings, patterned jeans or bright top. Don’t be afraid to mix the simple and practical shoe fad with preppy attire or glam accessories.
Spotted: The Tommy Hilfinger runway was covered in a variety of boot trends: thigh-high, colorful-soled and, of course, the duck boot!