Wonder how it is that you have avoided the purchase of a pair of booties and they are still hot this year? What you’re too school for cool? This is your Bootie Call…start getting Pink with envy because literally these foot covers are a game changer, what I mean by game changer is they can change a closet llke no other item. I always talk about items you need & items that will make an outfit but this one pair of shoes actually changes your closet and the way you look at that old tired pair of skinny jeans, leggings, dress and even shorts! Literally take an old dress you haven’t worn in ages and picture it with a pair of booties, it’s good, yes? YES! Like I said; game changer, deal closer, seal the deal, genie in a closet!
Update your boot”uior”
Boots are a wonderful thing, I tell you I have 14 pairs! Great boots can last a lifetime, one pair, my cowboy boots, I have had since my daddy gave me them Christmas 1992 (he was hoping I would rope my own cowboy), the “if you WEAR, it they will come” theory…nope married a wanna be cowboy in a Brooks Brothers suit, but that’s another story for another time! Let’s Boot Scoot Boogie (oh ya I’m bringing that one out from the days of line dancing) down the boot isle this season:
Indulge your softer side
So you have a lot of boots? Think you have them all? What about some soft suede full on platform boots now that’s what I’m talking! Suede in the form of a platform bootie or over the knee boot….. Sergio Rossi gray ones, “you had me at hello”!
Gain an Edge
Can’t walk steady in anything over 3 inches or married a gorgeous SHORT man? The low wedge boot is calling your name! The low and higher wedge come in every version from the over the knee suede boot to the low leather bootie…the wedge fits all occasions including a knee version tucked with skinny jeans but also look fabulous with a pencil skirt or dress! So don’t jump off the wedge just yet…
She’s got High Hopes
“Jack, Jill up in the big girl shoes”..sometimes yes Bigger IS Better! Oh don’t be a heel, I was only talking boots not boobs! The high boots are wonderful because most of them have a hidden platform at the base saving you a good couple inches of foot pain…or make Excedrin your new BFF!
The fact that I can look fashionable during a monsoon, with Hunter wellies or Michael Kors rain boots is new and oh so cool! Every designer is making a pair of galoshes these days and they rock like my Dr. Martens did in college (did I just admit that?) Here’s another piece of history that should stay in the past with my Dr.M’s, rain boots used to be called “rubbers” hehe *BTW Dr. Martens are back and bedazzled now with Swarovski embellishments!
Walk this way
Boots look great with bare legs and with opaque tights, boots used to be thought of as totally utilitarian; workmen and cowboys only, but the power of a boot to an outfit is statement. High heels may have the lady like market cornered but boots have power, they pack a punch , no Uggs do not pack a punch, they are for comfort only and my 4 year old wears them with her pj’s….this is not a fashion statement it is laziness. Of course I own 3 pairs and wear them to run errands and in carpool line…no judgement, we are human and it’s fun to be lazy (and warm) sometimes! That being said, have you seen the new Jillian Uggs? Oh ya even Uggs makes a hybrid boot ( ½ comfort ½ leather & with a heel) and no I don’t just like it because it’s my namesake, this boot puts Baby in a corner!
So shake your bootie down to the store or on-line and start seriously considering a game changer, initiate your own bootie call
! Until our closets meet again, keep calm and carry a better handbag xoxo
Get Booted Out for Cheating (Boot Cheat Sheet)
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Cowboy Boots: a must have year round essential part of any gals closet. Cowboy boots are tough, come in many versions of leather and color but consistently have a 1.5-2 inch chunk heel. Best worn with jeans but the occasional coming out with the right mid length skirt is sometimes needed (when in the cowboy states)
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Equestrian Boots: a must have year round essential for any true Virginia or Kentucky natives but a fall statement everywhere. With a pair of leggings or skirt/dress these low to no heel high riding boots are comfortable with style. To dress them up go from a typical leather to a patent leather!
Burberry Rain Boots
Rain Boots (Wellies): a must have year round essential for London and Seattle natives but a rainy or snowy day fashion statement for the rest of us. When something waterproof is needed this is the way to still carry off anything casual without ruining a great pair of leather shoes and many designers make them with a wedge heel to give you a lift!
Booties: a reason for this blog, as it has become a fashion staple beginning last season with no end in sight. When an outfit needs a update, when a dress or pencil skirt need an urban feel this is your bootie call! Short gals listen closely, sometimes high boots cut off too much of the leg and give the appearance of choppiness and the low boot helps even out the playing field…tall gals, you will just rock them in general! Booties come in more varieties then classic boots, not only different heel heights, but they can range anywhere from the ankle to mid shin, they are game changers in suede, patent, cage, fur, embroidered, studded even leopard hair.
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Over the Knee Boots: hot, tall, drink of water here. These were strategically engineered to be higher in the front and lower in the back for comfort so no worry there they only alert here is the short gal theory (see above) but are made for leggings, skirts and dresses
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Knee Boots: an must have essential for any fashion loving girl. These a are best worn with….EVERYTHING!
Shin Boots: not an essential but when or why would that stop you? Bought my first pair this year, a pair of Prada’s that aren’t too shin hugging allowing me to tuck skinny jeans or leggings in but put the “pow” in a WonderWoman sort of way (although not red like hers) into a plain subtle dress
Biker Boots: not an essential but well worth the investment for under jeans in the winter when Uggs are too Uggs , heels too cold, wellies too casual and you just want a black pair of ass kicking boots!
Stacked Heel Boots: A gorgeous contribution to this years fall lines and haven’t made an appearance in a while in my closet, so I’m ready to pull mine back out from 2002! About every 10 years this one resurfaces, as this style comes and goes with the wind, if you’re on a budget a stacked heel boot is not in it for the long haul but beautiful during it’s running
Uggs: Now we have talked about this before, I am a wishy washy one on a see-saw over this one. I am bothered by their constant appearance in airports coupled with sweat pants stating the attention grabbing texts: “PINK” or “JUICY” in the most obvious of locations but…….there are so many new styles of these “all winter” boots where days in the dead of winter when they call to me for their comfort, warmth and effectiveness! Yes it’s an essential part of any girls closet, where the temperatures idle in the mid 30′s for more than 1 month (but I draw the line at them being paired with anything other that jeans!)
UGG that & a bag of chips!