It's not quite summer yet, so we can still find ourselves bundled up in sweaters, leggings and boots. Washington D.C., is known to be extremely humid and hot in the summer and pretty chilly in the winter, but during the springtime — at least lately — the weather changes radically everyday. Each morning Fashionistas and Fashionistos are challenged to create temperature appropriate ensembles for constantly changing weather. By mixing and matching summer and winter pieces together they are able to solve the unpredictable weather predicament; the result is a perfect spring getup.
One of my personal favorite items in my closet is my spring boot. A spring boot is a basic ankle boot that can be worn both in the winter and spring. Combat boots were very popular last season, so popular that they are still worn by Fashionistas and Fashionistos during the warmer months. We just can’t get enough of this springtime must-have. I love the loose laced-up combat boots this Fashionista is rocking.
The way this Fashionista pairs the combat boot with a feminine dress is a definite do in my book. Mixing different styles together, especially ones that directly contrast or conflict with one another is a great way to let your personal style soar. We are all our own blank palettes; by pairing theoretically conflicting styles together we can create a whole new platform of personal expressionism.
Aside from this Fashionista’s combat boots, I also love her other accessories that further complement her softer dress and her harder boots. Her stacked leather bracelets donned on both wrists gives her that extra edginess. I am also obsessed with her map necklace. It’s another unique statement piece that fits with neither her feminine dress, nor her combat boots. It’s her little piece of personality that supports a hip vibe. Compiling all three styles together makes her a true Fashionista.
Spotted: Marc by Marc Jacobs fall 2012 mixes the more masculine combat boot with feminine ensembles.