If you read my previous post on black over-the-knee boots, you know I’m impatiently awaiting boot season to rock a pair. I’ll have to wait a little longer here in Atlanta but I’m already preparing ways to style my boots. That’s when I came across this look by Jessica Biel and was inspired. We are accustomed to seeing Jessica in body-hugging outfits showing off her rock- solid figure, but this chic yet relaxed look is very cool. Her grey coat is beautiful but I actually really like this mixed media one from Tinley Road. The vegan leather sleeves and asymmetric zipper gives it a little more interest and pairs well with the black boots. The Report boots I have featured have a gorgeous shiny leather finish and similar asymmetric zipper across the back. The small block heel is perfect because it still provides a little height but comfortable enough to stomp around the city all day long. Finish the look off with some comfortable jeans and a pair of sophisticated shades and you’ve got your fall uniform.
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.