Buckles, Laces and Studs, Oh My!
Embellishment is everywhere. Laces, studs, grommets, buckles, cut-outs and straps on boots of every height and style are big this season. A boot collection simply isn't complete without at least one pair of ankle, knee-high or OTK boots that go all the way.
You'll find you have options: over-the-knee, "worn in" brown leather boots with a studded, fold-down collar; high-heel, laced-up granny boots with a modern platform; simple black-suede booties with a grosgrain-flanked gold zipper up the back; a knee-high leather covered in grommets; a laser-cut peep-toe silver-suede bootie; a thigh-high bandage-style, with crisscrossed blue leather wrapped all the way up and topped by a giant buckle.
You get the idea -- everything is out there this season. Playing it safe is for fashion sissies, and you'll find some jaw-droppers this fall. Invest in as many forever styles you can fit in your closet, but go for one great pair you'll strut in.
Maybe two. If your closet's huge.
More Great Links
- Barberich, Christene and Piera Gelardi. "Fall Preview: The Best Boots For Fall." Refinery 29.http://www.refinery29.com/the-best-fashion-boots-for-fall-2010.php
- It's a Bootie Call: Fall 2010 Boots. The Glamazon Diaries. June 2010.http://www.theglamazondiaries.com/2010/06/its-bootie-call-fall-2010-boots.html
- Smith, Qianna. "The Ultimate Fall Boot Guide." Shape.http://www.shape.com/beauty_and_style/style/footwear/the_ultimate_fall_boot_guide
- The Ultimate Lucky Shoe Guide. Lucky Magazine.http://www.luckymag.com/shopping/fall_shoes
- Valter, Veronica. "Shoe Trends Fall/Winter 2010/2011." July 8, 2010.http://www.millionlooks.com/trends/footwear-trends/shoe-trends-fall-winter-2010-2011/
- Zalopany, Chelsea. "The Verdict's In: The Warm Weather Ankle Boot." Vogue. April 2010.http://www.vogue.com/voguedaily/2010/04/verdicts-in-the-warm-weather-ankle-boot/