Accessories Report

Winter has been incredibly fickle this year in Boston, which makes getting dressed in the morning a bit more of a challenge. The variability requires constantly checking the temperature outside. Is it dress and tights weather? Will my feet go numb if I wear flats? How many layers should I put on? The questions could really go on, but the bottom line is that you have to get dressed and leave with some kind of shoes on your feet. If the weather has been up and down on your campus, then maybe your boots don’t always need to be thigh high to keep your legs warm.

Ankle or mid-calf boots are a great way to break up the regular winter wardrobe formula. What that might consist of is a big jacket, jeans, tall boots and a chunky sweater. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this as it often makes for a cute outfit. Mixing it up now and then can be refreshing though.

Today’s Fashionista has pulled out an adorable pair of studded brown mid-calf boots that are perfect for Boston’s coldish weather. She is wearing them with a pair of classic skinny jeans, a lightly embellished navy top and a white cardigan. Pairing this type of boot with tight skinny jeans is a great idea because it doesn’t create any extra bulk or unflattering shape on your legs. During the winter, this kind of boot would also be cute with a maxi skirt and cropped jacket.

If you are growing tired of wearing the same knee-high boots to class or work everyday, find a shorter pair to switch up your routine. This light brown pair from Massimo Dutti would transition well from winter to spring. For another simple pair that would look great with everything, take a look at this black pair from Madewell. If you like studs like this Fashionista though, this embellished pair might be perfect for you.

Spotted: The models sported ankle boots with a variety of different ensembles in Jil Sander’s spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection.


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