Around this time every year, a trend slowly starts to take over college campuses. No one is safe from its influence and once you fall victim to its appeal you won’t be interested in any other footwear. Standing out from all the rest, fashion cravers far and wide can’t resist a great pair of boots! WARNING: reading this article will make you want a pair of your own.
Boots ranging from desert to “with the fur” become increasingly popular as the temperature drops and people are desperate for new ways to warm their toes in style. One of the most recognizable looks that we see this Fashionista wearing is the military boot. Throwing these on with her chunky cardigan and high-waisted denim screams nothing but vintage chic for our Fashionista!
The best part is you don’t need to be in basic training to get your hands on a pair of these bad boys. Due to their increasing popularity, many designers and retailers stock heavily with them to appease the fashion hungry masses. Steve Madden has become a leader in sales due to their affordable and versatile combat collections. On the other end, Doc Marten has been world renown for years due to their punky and clunky designs. With countless styles that would be sure to make any drill sergeant cringe, finding your perfect pair is going to be a breeze.
The boots this Fashionista chose throws in a feminine twist to the classic military look by completely switching around key elements. By placing the laces on the back of the leg and adding a dainty buckle to the ankle, the Fashionista’s leg becomes more defined. This small switch allows for leg contours to show even in the thickness of the boot. Wearing a pair of high-waisted skinny jeans or jeggings is another great way to accent your figure and most of the time they tuck into the boots perfectly for easy bottom-of-leg hem storage.
Having these shoes on the battlefield of fashion will definitely help you come out victoriously, or at the very least stylishly. When you see this trend on your campus, don’t fight it! If you choose to however, I know the perfect shoes to do it in.
Spotted: Emilio Pucci embraces the use of boots in his fall 2013 line and reaches new heights doing so. Extending all the way to the thigh, he shows that boots are clearly not a shoe deserving restrictions.