What’s in, What’s out? Sadly, every year a few selective items are packed up or thrown away. But on the bright side, there are the returning staples that come back for the following year.
Although we are still considered to be at the peak of the summer, designers have already been looking ahead to the cooler season to come: Fall. When leaves are turned and browned to its own liking, temperatures begin to drop, and cozy warm attire finally come out to play — that’s when boots kick sandals to the curb and become the center of fashion trending topics.
Well, it’s time for roll-call. These boots will be making a huge hit this year once more. So if you’re missing one, it’s time to jump into those pre-fall sales!
For a city-chic look, the riding boots always do the job. Similar to equestrian boots, these boots are flattering when paired with both skinnies and leggings, giving your legs that lengthening effect. These boots are great transitional boots to wear from the day and into the night! They kind of have a Jackie-O effect too, giving off a classic look fit for the Kennedy’s! The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton’s boot preference? Definitely the riding boot!
Whether Western-inspired like Isabel Marant showcased on her FW 2012 runway or heeled with a futuristic-metallic touch like Blumarine’s FW go-to boot, ankle boots are here to stay.
Want a refresher course on different ways of rocking these ankle-dwellers?
Victoria Beckham proved that ankle boots can undergo a major makeover when paired with below the knee socks (image above). Want to mix up the color scheme? For a preppy touch of British appeal, double-up on two different colored tube socks! This is something I’ve never paid much mind to, but I’m dying to try this preppy look!
Tube-socks don’t do it for you? Do like J. Mendel did at his FW 2012 show (image above). I love the idea of pairing ankle boots with leggings that almost have a subtle sheen to it. Almost like the ever-popular “liquid leggings” from a few years ago, but more subtle to keep the look cool without too much of the leathery effect. This method not only helps you find more than one way to rock those ankle boots, but actually helps elongate your legs. By blurring the break-off line between the boots and skin-tight pants, it creates the illusion of having supermodel-worthy legs.