Fall is almost upon us. Living in the North East, I should have been aware of this as my August calendar page transformed from an open grid into a sea of crossed out boxes, but it really wasn’t until the temperatures dipped into the 40’s during the night and barely reached the 70’s during the day that I became painfully aware of what’s to come. I don’t mean to be down on a season as beautiful as the Fall, it’s just that there’s a sense of loss when bathing suits are traded for jackets and tans fade as quickly as the days shorten. And it means Winter is that much closer.
However, there’s one thing I always look forward to and, after a trip to a department store last week, I’ll even admit I’m already anticipating…boots. I LOVE boots. Maybe this is why I’m especially excited for Fall 2009 because boots of every style are on the hot list. Tall boots, really tall boots, short boots, western-inspired boots, military-inspired boots, riding boots, peep-toe boots, platform boots, embellished boots – you name it, it’s in! (This could also be very detrimental to my bank account of course, but I digress.)
So, when presented with this plethora of Fall boots, how does one go about selecting the right ones? If you’re uncertain, I would like to take the liberty of recommending two styles that no fashionable girl will want to be without this season.
The first is a bold ankle boot because of its versatility. It will go perfectly with everything from jeans to leggings and sweater dresses but it will also give your look a fashion-forward edge. The Farylrobin Mila is a beyond perfect example. Its architectural lines and daring silhouette create a sexy and unique style and the height of its heel means you can dress it up or down. This very well could be your go-to boot of the season.
The second style I recommend is a wearable knee-high look. (Believe me – you don’t need to go any higher. Over-the-knee may be in-the-moment, but it’s hard to survive that look without appearing a little too Pretty Woman-ish). The qualifier “wearable” simply refers to a pair you can walk in - utility is key this Fall. However even with this stipulation you won’t have any trouble finding one that will complement your personal taste. For instance, take the Felicia and Ursula by Farylrobin. These two offer completely different looks yet they both come with their own distinct style…and both are made for walkin’. The Felicia is chic and minimalist and the grey suede version is downright luxurious while the Ursula possesses a tougher and more robust edge that would supplement any woman’s confidence in a heartbeat.
Well, I suppose with boots like these maybe dropping temperatures aren’t so bad after all.
- Morgan Williams, Running With Heels.com