ACCESSORIES REPORT: Your New BFF, Chelsea

Accessories Report

There are those who are fashionable and there are those who are just beyond. You know them, that top tier of Fashionista/os who are simply above all else. They are the more selective class of creative individuals who don’t dress to impress others but who dress because this is who they are, this is where their talents lie. There is nothing I love more than a happy response from a Fashionista/o when I ask to take his or her picture because a complimentary feature in CollegeFashionista is a day maker for anyone, obviously. What I love even more is stopping someone that I know is most likely pursuing fashion. Instead of just making someone’s day, I can pay tribute to those trendsetters who probably don’t get the credit they deserve on a conservative college campus. Here we are doing just that with this fabulous Fashionisto and his innovative slouchy street style.

I think an article on the ever so classic Chelsea boot is long overdue. This boot, a British inspired shoe has overtaken American street style this fall. We are slowly seeing a shift from tall boots to ankle boots and I’m loving it. Being a junior I feel a pressure to add more “adult” classic styles into my closet. Ankle boots have been a key piece for this. Boot styles such as these can be paired with a nice pair of jeans for a cleaner look or worn with a pair of harem pants tucked in for a more dressed down yet perfectly styled look. Here this Fashionisto’s black Chelsea boots stand out so well amidst his layered, large ensemble. His outfit comes to a close as his sweatpants disappear into his boots, becoming a backdrop to this fabulous shoe.

What I love about the Chelsea boot is the versatility they hold. A simple color change can make them appealing to all different tastes. I would say a brown shade is more traditional, but black shade can be a little edgier and appeal to more grunge inspired style. Here this Fashionisto shows the boot in an urban look using them in collaboration with his very masculine theme and dark color palette.

If you are looking for a versatile boot look no further! The chelsea boot is a must have for all college students. Wear them to a casual interview or wear them out on a Friday night. Either way they’re the perfect style for both women and men.

Spotted: Topman model’s show off how to wear short boots and baggy pants this season in the Topman Design Fall 2013 Menswear show.

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