STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: These Boots Are Made For Walking (Or Anything Else)

My mental checklist when I go shoe shopping has three basic criteria: style, comfort and versatility. Style is obvious. I’m not going to buy an ugly pair of shoes, but I think versatility is the most important. While it’s nice to have a cute pair of shoes for one specific occasion, I’m not going to splurge on something I only wear once or twice. That’s why having a go-to pair of ankle boots, like this Fashionista’s, is key to having a stylish semester. And if you find a pair that’s comfortable too, you might as well have won the Powerball.

This Fashionista styled her boots with a casual outfit. The simple cuffed jeans with the purple shirt with a lace ruffle detail make this outfit perfect for any daytime occasion. However, the versatility of the boots can easily take this outfit from day to night. If you change the shirt and add jewelry, the boots can work for a night out. If this Fashionista switch out of her jeans and shirt for tights and a dress, these ankle boots could take her straight into spring. You could even pair ankle boots with professional attire such as a blazer, for an internship or job, depending on the atmosphere of your work setting.

Finding a perfect pair of ankle boots depends on your personal style preferences. You can pick between heel heights based on what you like and where you plan on wearing your boots the most. Whichever pair you choose, I guarantee investing in a pair of simple black ankle boots this semester will be a decision you won’t regret.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Invest in some nice, versatile shoes you can wear for any occasion! I love how simple these booties are and can pair with any outfit to dress it up a bit.”