Accessories Report

I literally jumped off a bench to get a shot of this Fashionista. Her hat, her sunglasses, her impeccably worn in combat boots, it was all just too perfect! Few could pull off such a statement-making outfit with so many lovely accessories, yet she did so, exuding that elusive element of “it girl”—she had even hennaed her hands!

I was initially drawn to her hat and sunglasses pairing. I have been trying to find a Panama hat for ages! I’ve usually found hats difficult. It’s hard to find one that sits right and properly frames your face. For all that, this Fashionista managed to make her chapeau look completely effortless as if she had grabbed it while running out the door.

A possibly understated though absolutely essential part of this outfit is that pair of perfectly worn-in black boots. I would argue that black leather boots are the most versatile shoes out there. Choose from a classic equestrian-inspired pair, some sleek ankle boots or tough combat boots and you can adapt them to any outfit. Toss them on with a feminine dress in summer or jeans and a chunky sweater in the colder months for some instant polish or street cred. This Fashionista angled in the grunge direction with her combat boots that were clearly made for some heavy duty stomping through campus. An obviously well trod pair of boots tells a story and makes them unique to the wearer—the more beat up the better!

Spotted: Check out the grunge look and some superb black boots at Saint Laurent’s fall 2013 ready-to-wear.


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