I've been obsessing over short boots this semester, and I know you all have been too considering all the super cute styles that are traipsing around campus. But the good old just below-the-knee height is important, too. This classic style has not fallen to the wayside of the new, short look. In fact, I've seen riding boots and other mid-height styles on many girls this season, but this week's Fashionista wore hers with a perfect fall outfit that I couldn't look past.
I spotted her dark maroonish brown boots from across the street. The metal ankle buckle, slouchy form and mixed materials make these boots a winner amongst the rest. This Fashionista is really working a classic fall color palette from her boots to her olive green dress. The dark wash denim jacket is a key piece as well. Mid-height boots are great compared to ankle boots because they offer more warmth. They also create a whole different look, a more timeless look. This Fashionista gave her legs even more warmth, and her look more style, by wearing some knee high socks. Wearing these socks higher than your boots adds layers and dimension to your look. They're a cozy factor as well.
This Fashionista wore her boots incredibly well with her drop waist dress, but they will go great with many other styles as well, such as flowy skirts. The hemline doesn't have to be flowy and flared though. Tight skirts and dresses paired with mid-height boots make for an edgier look. Skinny jeans, leggings and even cuffed shorts can be worn with this classic fall accessory. The color and height of this Fashionista's boots makes them a fall must-have. And, if your funds allow, I would definitely splurge on a pair of classic boots like these. They are absolutely an investment piece that can be paired with a number of things in your closet.
Spotted: Mid-calf boots and flirty dresses were seen going down Dolce&Gabbana's spring 2010 runway for their ready to wear collection.