Boot Trends and How to Wear Them

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We’ve officially released the pumpkins. Fall is hereOK LET’S TALK BOOTS.

I’ve been secretly shopping boots for weeks (while eating my weight in pumpkin doughnuts) so I’m happy to be able to do it all in public now. The first place I go to is Dillard’s in West Town Mall. Within their walls lives my every shoe dream. No big deal.

The biggest boot trend I’ve seen and read about over and over again are these red ankle boots that I think would only work in certain settings…mostly in New York…at a fashion show. Certainly not for a visit to your grandmothers church.

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If this is something that gets you grooving in your seat, but you don’t know where you can wear them try this… Take two facets of this shoe and break it up into two different ones…

First, the color. This red bootie (below) while still as bold as the one above, it’s not going to be as big of a statement maker. It will still be bold, especially when paired with black tights and a black and white dress, or even rolled jeans, a cream shirt and a leopard sweater. But it’s less red and the ruffles soften it up a bit.

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Of course you can always take the bootie aspect just tone down the color…

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These are perfect for people with small calves. I don/t belong to this category so I wont be partaking in this trend.

The nice thing about these boots is they can easily be worn under pants because of their sleek design. Outside of that? Rock them with tights and the skinniest of jeans.

I like this suede version because it gives the black a more blackity-black look.

Let’s creep down the leg for a second before we go all the way up…

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Booties that have a wide stable heel and are low enough to wear with rolled jeans are going to be your go-to shoe.

They’re going to be comfortable, but also elevate your legs a bit which is always flattering. I love the wrap design on these with the little peak of skin that helps make them look less heavy and highly appropriate for fall.

I also like that the black version has an all black heel – to me that allows the shoe to be dressed up, widening its ability to go with more outfits.

Slowly creeping up the leg…

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In my research (a term I use loosely because I love shopping boots) Ive not seen a ton of middle ground when it comes to the height of boots.

While we can get higher than over the knee boots, we cant go higher without venturing into Pretty Woman territory *ifyaknowwhatimean. So let’s err on the side of classy, comfortable and totally doable with these GB stretch boots.

These will make even a simple sweater look like a DANG GIRL outfit. Even though they are “flat” they pack a great punch. Just add them to the mix with anything from an off the shoulder slouchy sweater to a relaxed tee and moto jacket look. You’ll appear on trend and totally sure of yourself. And a little bit taller as some with a heel will elongate your legs.

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