When ankle boots—now lovingly referred to as booties—became popular several years ago, they revolutionized the boot game. No longer are your winter boots just for the winter—you can wear booties during almost every season. There are heeled booties, lace-up booties, combat booties, casual booties, studded boots, wedged booties, open-toed booties and stiletto-heeled booties. Bubba Sparxxx was right; there truly are booties, booties, booties, booties, rockin’ everywhere.
One of the great characteristics of booties are their flexibility. They look great with almost every outfit: boyfriend jeans and a thin-striped shirt, cuffed skinny jeans and an army green cargo jacket, a casual dress and an oversized sweater, a night-out dress… the possibilities are endless. Of course, the type of bootie matters, too. Please keep your chunky-heeled, suede booties away from your metallic bodycon skirt. Those are better worn with denim.
My favorite component of this Fashionista’s outfit is how her booties stand out. In a sea of all-black (minus the beige fur on the inside of her black down parka), her booties are an oasis of tan suede. The Fashionista creates a winter-ready, bohemian look by first starting with a simple, black shift dress that has lace detail on the bottom hem. She layers her dress with a black cardigan, a dark gray, chunky-knit scarf, black sheer tights and a fur-lined and hooded black parka that will keep her warm and stylish on those cold winter days.
The best part about this Fashionista’s outfit is that she can wear her booties almost year-round. I know she’ll create stylish outfits with those suede shoes in the fall and spring.
What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Leather leggings! They elevate an outfit to stylish heights and are almost as comfortable as cotton leggings. Channel your inner punk and try wearing a sweater with leggings that have leather kneepads and zippers.”