Booties: This Season’s Footwear Essential

December 2, 2013 adrienne shubin

Booties: This Season’s Footwear Essential

Booties: This Season’s Footwear Essential Although I will always love a classic tall boot, this season I am embracing the bootie: Short ankle boots – with or without a heel and embellishments – worn with jeans, dresses, skirts and even shorts. I thought buying a pair of booties at the beginning of the fall fashion season would allow me to create more fashion forward and modern looks with my existing wardrobe. And I was right! I chose these Enzo Angiolini Misoa Booties in black suede that have a two-inch stacked heel and some great buckle detail for an added edge. Booties Not only are they comfortable, but they look great with almost any casual outfit I would normally wear a black tall boot, pump or flat with. I wore them with a floral knee-length skirt I bought at a friperie shop in Paris last spring. It made my vintage skirt look more up to date. Booties with a Skirt Once I started wearing my black booties often, I realized a more neutral pair would add even more choices to my fall and winter wardrobe. Since I love buckle detail, I chose these Sam Edelman Lucca Beach Soja Suede Booties also with a two-inch heel. The color is a gorgeous sandy shade that goes with just about anything. I love them with medium to dark wash denim. Here, I wore them with navy, denim skinnies and an Australian Outback style hat in taupe. Depending on the look I am going for, I sometimes like to roll my skinnies up a couple of times. Booties with skinny jeans But I do like to tuck jeans into these slouchy Sole Society Natasha Booties. I wear them with an oversized silk shirt like this Equipment top and skinny jeans. It’s an easy casual and comfortable look that doesn’t look sloppy or dated. Low-Heeled Slouchy Booties For a less casual version of the same idea, I wore black skinnies tucked into booties with another silk Equipment blouse and a black wool hat. It’s such a simple way to look stylish and to be comfortable! Booties with a hat and leopard print Another way to wear booties is with a blazer, tee shirt and boyfriend jeans. I would wear this look out to lunch and shopping or to the movies and a casual dinner. For a more dressed-up look, I would change out the destroyed jeans for a dressier pair and add a feminine necklace. Booties with a blazer and distressed jeans Vibrant silky bomber jackets, like the jackets that were so big in the ‘80’s, are back in style. Try a bomber with skinnies and heeled booties for a look that is more 2013 and less 1983. Booties with a Patterned Bomber Jacket For my dressiest look, I wore my black booties with a silky layered shell and cropped vintage Dior jacket. I would wear this out on a dinner date with husband or out on the town with girlfriends. Or even to a dressy-casual holiday party. Bootie with a cropped jacket and skinny jeans I am thrilled I decided to add booties to my fall/winter wardrobe. There are so many outfit possibilities with the addition of these three pairs of footwear I don’t know that I will even want to wear my tall boots this season! Do you wear booties? What style do you like best? Heeled or flat? With embellishments or without? In a neutral shade or something with color?   , , , ,

adrienne shubin

Adrienne Shubin of the The Rich Life (on a budget) blog lives in the beautiful Sonoma wine country in northern California with her fire chief husband, three great step-kids and four pups. Besides writing her blog and a feature for Skimbaco, she volunteers with the elderly and works at a well-known winery. The Rich Life (on a budget) highlights her experiences, thoughts, things and people that make her life rich including travel, fashion, beauty and more. Adrienne strives to live each day as richly as possible and wants to show you how you can live your rich life, too. Connect with Adrienne on Facebook.

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