STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Booting Up

Style Advice of the Week

Finding your footing is paramount in the realm of fashion. Solid pieces demonstrate both comfort and confidence in standing your ground as a Fashionista/o. As temperatures continue to drop, searching for the essential footwear can be the difference between looking weather appropriate or wishing you hadn’t tried shoving your feet into a shoe that doesn’t give wool socks justice. Boots are a quintessential part of your autumn ensemble that come in a variety of styles to suit any Fashionista or Fashionisto.

Today’s Fashionista is wearing a pair of knee-high riding boots that showcase her seasonal outfit to its full potential. This Fashionista’s purple jeans are a great contrast to the rugged texture of her grey riding boots while her cashmere scarf ties everything together. Depending on the weather, these boots can also look great with a dress and a denim jacket for a flirty, daytime outfit. When it comes to selecting the right pair of boots, it’s best to choose neutrals such as grey, black or shades of brown, as these colors can fit virtually any styling scheme. If you are feeling adventurous, branch out to something a little bolder such as cobalt blue or deep red. However, if you’re searching for a pair of standard riding boots check out Tory Burch for a clean, classic fall look. Fashionistos don’t have to feel left out of this trend and can find an acceptable pair of boots from Frye.

Step away from your average tall riding boot and adorn one of this fall’s biggest trends: the ankle bootie. This chic boot, used to highlight runway shows from Victoria Beckham to Diane von Furstenberg, is the perfect way for staying trendy in cool weather and an equally impressive way to carry your outfit into the night. This pair of suede booties from Sam Edelman is an item that every Fashionista should strive to have in her closet. Branch out from the black and sleek and pick something a little funkier with fringe or jagged edges. Fashionistos can sport a similar look with a timeless pair of chukka boots. I personally love this pair from Cole Haan that adds a new twist to an otherwise standard staple.

No matter what version of the boot you choose, just be sure to anchor yourself in a solid pair that fits your style. The versatility of this essential piece of footwear is a necessary purchase that is the foundation for successful fall and winter fashion seasons.

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