In today’s guest post, Alex delivers the scoop on the one thing that no woman should be without, a killer pair of boots.
There’s a saying floating around out there that says: “Forget the glass slippers, this princess wears boots.” Its origins are uncertain, but it’s nonetheless accurate when it comes to a girl’s love for pulling up her bootstraps. But when it comes to choosing a pair, let’s be honest, boots are a dime a dozen. You can always finish an outfit with a plain ankle bootie. You can easily find a pair of thigh highs, or even just a simple pair of simple riding boots. But why choose something plain when you can have a little fun with the look?
Don’t let your boots be boring when they’re supposed to be just as squeal-inducing as your favourite pair of heels. Take them to the next level with three kinds of accents that are reinventing the classic boot style—fur, fringe, and jewels.
If you’re against real fur, don’t worry. Faux fur is on the rise, especially when it comes to an accent for boots. Fur can line the interior, or give a fun look to the top line. Just make sure you pick a quality faux fur. According to an exposé on faux fur, “it is imperative to have the right kind of faux fur in your wardrobe in order to pull it off. No one wants to look like a Muppet, or be called out for a terrible fake. So, what’s the best test when faux fur shopping? Feel your purchase up (literally!). Synthetic fur should be soft, but not so mushy that it is overly delicate. Even after being touched, the fur should easily mold back into its original pattern.”
You don’t need to head to the wild west to pull off this look. Fringe has been a hot look for a few months now, so a stylish fringe boot is an obvious win. Style icon Amal Clooney was recently spotted sporting the look during a night out on the town, and she paired them with an outfit that was anything but western. Clooney wore a short, multi-coloured dress, covered in different styled embellishments, a bold leather jacket, and solid black accessories.
Don’t discount that bedazzler just yet. It turns out that jeweled boots and heels are trending this season. If you check out this collection of designer boots, you can see how everyone—from Alexander McQueen and Ivy Kirzhner, to Matisse and Jessica Simpson—is using the trend on their latest styles. A sparkling, intricate heel gives your look extra interest, and they’re fun enough for any festive gathering this season. If you go with a heavily jeweled heel, keep the rest of your outfit clear of any bling. You don’t want to walk in the room and blind everyone.
This season, trade in your glass slippers for something a little more durable. Give your boots a bit of life, and take advantage of these stylish trends before they’re gone!
Written by Alex Perini
Alex Perini lives in Toronto with her rescue dog Max. She loves exploring new trends in food, fashion, and fitness.