I believe I mentioned in a previous post that I find over-the-knee boots to be a little intimidating. First, I am petite and I fear wearing a boot that comes to my thigh might take up the entire length of my thighs and make me look shorter. Secondly, some boots are a little reminiscent of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. After being out and and about and seeing over-the-knee boots on a variety of women, I’m starting to warm up to the idea. I actually have a pair of grey ones I bought a few years ago but I rarely wear them. I’ve been drawn to the basic black, low heel boots. These would be a great fall staple because they are a little more subtle and versatile. I can see pairing these with a flowy mini dress and moto jacket or leggings and a cozy knit sweater. Piperlime has some good options and I’ve selected my favorites to share with you.
1) I love the polished leather look of these French Connection Yolanda boots and the buckle detail provides just enough edge.
2) Stuart Weitzman 50/50 thigh boots have become the model that other designers are imitating. They are a huge celebrity favorite with their sleek, sophisticated style.
3) I think these Franco Sarto boots can give the pricey Stuart Weitzman boots a run for their money. The Franco Sarto boot is very similar for only $179!
4)Rachel Roy Gavin boots are a true representation of Rachel Roy’s posh style with the gorgeous gold lining detail.
Leather in the summer just never really made sense to me. For obvious reasons, of course. It’s a hot, heavy material that keeps you warm in the winter and otherwise will cause you to sweat. I remember when I was in high school in the early 90’s and summer leather was making a comeback with a vengeance. You remember Cross Colours and the jeans with the leather accent down the front? What about the long leather shorts guys used to wear and the leather short rompers the girls used to rock? I distinctly remember going to our local amusement park in July and observing the cool teenage boys wearing the leather shorts and wiping their foreheads with handkerchiefs. Silly, right? Well, don’t laugh too hard because after viewing the new spin on leather with the laser cuts, you just might be caught in some summer leather yourself. Designers from Ferragamo to Jeffrey Campbell all have their take on this sexy trend. What do you think?
It’s wedding season! Undoubtedly, you have at least one wedding to go to this summer and you’re probably struggling on what to wear. The key to being the perfectly dressed wedding guest is to look your best without appearing too sexy. Show some skin or wear a more figure-hugging dress, but not both!!! You don’t want to be the guest everyone is whispering about at the reception. Here are a few dress ideas for a day or an evening affair!