It’s FINALLY been under 80 degree weather outside for more than 24 hours (generally in Houston, if the weather drops below this temperature, its considered a fluke)! That also means I can pull out my boots from the depths of the closet where they’ve been patiently awaiting their turn. Boot* Season is HERE, people!
I know, everywhere else, this is NOT news (technically, we should’ve been experiencing autumnal temperatures since the last week of September, but alas, Mother Nature makes this city the exception); however, in the Bayou-Swimming-in-Humidity City, we enjoy every last drop of fall as it comes our way. Hey, Northerners, I’ll gladly take those 50 degree days!
For the scarce moments that ‘boot season’ is in swing, I’ve found that I’m able to combine components of my outfits easily when boots are involved. Something about the fit and heel and PRESENCE just *makes* the outfit.
While there are a myriad of choices in length, materials, and heels which can make your boot collection, the important thing is to understand… no two boots are the same for your shoe game.
low low low heel — a welcome reprieve from the usual towering stiletto heels of boots past, the sliver of a heel or a 1-inch chunk heel takes the edge off the ‘tough grrl’ stomp, but keeps comfort the object of desire. You can go as simple as the classic inch heel black boot, or add some embellishment action to create more interest.
peek a boot — cut outs on dresses? Check! Peek-a-boo sleeves? Check! But skin-skimming translucency on boots? We’ve got that, too. Show some skin (or awesome blossom socks!) when traipsing around in these.
shine on — metallic details are taken a step (haha) further with metallic finish and high shine boots this time around. Granted, fashion has had its share of tortured fabrications of shoes (‘italian’ alligator skin, anyone?), but synthetic and futuristic is the direction these boots are heading.
So when fall/winter/’any excuse to wear boots’ arrives, what’s your pick?