Going back to school reminds us of many things: changing leaves, new pencils, heavy schoolbooks and shiny red apples. For me, back to school makes me think of boots. Tall, short, brown or black, this accessory is certain to be everywhere, every single fall. Boots can add so much to our early fall to deep winter wardrobes. They take your favorite summer outfits from beach ready to winter prepped. With a pair of good boots, a summer dress or shorts can be given a new look.
Pairing a pair of heavy work boots with summer clothing is hardly a new trend. This look fully took off during the grunge phase of fashion, evolving throughout the 1990s. However, this trend has come back in a huge way over the past year. These tougher, chunkier boots have transformed with the reclamation of the grudge trend from a work only necessity to a truly versatile accessory. Today, your color of work boots can be just as unique as you are. You can buy work boots in metallic, mono-color and a myriad of other options.
This Fashionista opts for the original brown Dr. Martens, keeping her outfit simple and classic. With her boots, she rocks an oversized dark teal/green button-up shirt with black shorts. I love how she uses only three large blocks of color for her outfit. The color of her shirt is a darker jewel tone, making it trans-seasonal and perfect for transitional periods in the seasons. For her simplicity and the ability to fully rock a pair of work boots, I give this outfit an A+.
If you also desire the practicality and style work boots can offer, try on a pair for yourself. If you’re looking for a classic pair that goes with everything and lasts forever, opt for traditional black 8-eye Dr. Martens. Seeking more color and craziness? No worries. Pick up a pair of colorful or floral work boots. Also, if you live in a place where it rains all the time, Dr. Marten also provides a pair of fully rubber work boots (that I own) that are amazing for the weather or for music festivals with a lot of mud.
Spotted: Mark Mcnairy use work boots as a focal point in foot wear for his spring 2014 RTW collection.