Since the first day of spring proved to be a mere continuation of winter, it’s still not time to pack up your wool socks and heavy jackets. For all of you who were ready to put your snow boots in storage, you might have hold out for a bit longer. Because of the unpleasant forecast in the north, you will probably need to keep your lace-up boots close by like this Fashionista has clearly done.
Instead of opting for the traditional above the ankle lace-up boot though, look for a pair with some fun details. Today’s Fashionista has done just that with a pair of boots that she scored from Marshalls. They have a simple crochet detail on the side that jazzes up the entire shoe. I also love the white socks that she let peek out of the top. This is an easy way to add a simple girly touch to any ensemble.
This Fashionista is also brightening up the lingering winter weather with a bright red dress. The pop of color is always refreshing, especially during the somewhat drab transition from winter to spring. What I also love about her ensemble is that she layered her dress over a pair of dark blue tights. Navy tights are a great neutral that can go with a multitude of colors you may have in your closet. You could go for a monochromatic look and pair them with a dark blue dress or go slightly patriotic and wear them with a red dress like this Fashionista has done.
If you are still stuck dealing with winter temperatures even though spring has apparently arrived, put together an ensemble like this Fashionista’s. Pair your favorite boldly colored dress with some neutral colored tights and appropriate layers for the weather. Last but not least, put on your less than traditional lace-up ankle boots to mix it up.
There are many routes you can take when buying a pair of unconventional boots. For some inspiration, check out these Slashed Combat Boots from NASTY GAL, which would be a great alternative to a traditional black pair. You could also wear them with some floral printed socks for a fun accessory. For another alternative, take a look at these Pyramid-Stud Lace-Up Boots from Urban Outfitters. You could definitely wear these in the springtime with a floral dress or some cut-offs and a knotted top. If you want a more subtle but still less traditional boot, go for a pair with crochet details like today’s Fashionista is sporting.
Spotted: In Balmain’s spring 2010 ready-to-wear collection, the models are rocking some fabulous heeled lace-up boots.