While the East Coast has been stuck in a serious game of fall and winter weather limbo these past few weeks, each day is a constant battle to dress for success amidst all the uncertainty. That being said, sticking to the basics might seem like the easy way out, but why not use these last few snow-free days as an excuse to break out your most impractical and least snow-resistant favorites one last time before putting your closet into hibernation mode? If not, don’t blame me for any ice-induced wipeouts, because ‘ll be forced to say “I told you so!”
In case you haven’t noticed by now, I sort of have an out of control obsession with boots, booties and anything leather or studded. So, it should come as no surprise that these boots in particular bear no exception to my insatiable love for this trend. The studs along these Loeffler Randall beauties appear to blend into the gorgeous leather and add a embossed texture around the ankle and toes of the boot which complement the stacked heel and elastic paneling on the sides, making it perfect to wear with tights and leggings. If you’re fortunate to live somewhere that permits it, pair these bad boys with cut-out leather shorts and embellished top for a perfect night on the town look.
This Fashionista combined minimalism and edginess by wearing her boots with a simple Joie eyelet tank, black leggings and vest along with her timeless accessories. Her outfit is perfect for running to class or shopping in the city and highlights her boots by making them the focal point of the outfit (her coveted Prada bag aside). Valentino, Maiyet and NASTY GAL have also jumped on the subtle studded bandwagon by each adding delicate studding onto their boots.
Spotted: Alexander McQueen fall 2013 ready-to-wear went above and beyond the studded call of duty by entirely covering boots in embellishments ranging from pearls, studs and metal facets.