Fall is upon us and so are all of the latest fashion trends. From retro hats to peep-toe booties and everything in between, this season will be loaded with fashion finds and future faux pas (“Russian Doll Vibes” anyone? This is actually a look that walked the runways of Gucci, Kate Spade and others. Not sure how long that’ll last…). To keep our heads from spinning, let’s focus on fresh takes on the classic autumn comforts.
Aside from Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING, all the rave this season is cut-out and criss-cross tops and sweaters. You can see them EVERYWHERE from the walking the runways to strutting down the aisles at the grocery store. The look is HOT even though the weather may be turning cold. Check out the Cold Shoulder Criss Cross Back Trapeze Top and the Olive Criss Cross Back Knit Sweater to lead the pack of fashionistas or go a bit more edgy with the Frayed Detail Knit Sweater. No matter the look you decide to roll with, wear it proud and let your inner Ferosh Chick rock on!
// Ashley G - Contributor
Have you ever walked into a store looking for a pair of boots that just kind of does it all? Alright, maybe not with every single outfit, but styles that you can toss on and don't really have to do any extra work because they just work. Ones that will top off your look but really low maintenance? We call this the staple shoe. The staple shoe is a boot aka ankle boot and bootie(s).
Booties are a great shoe because they are not challenging to master, but the problem may be finding a pair that actually works for you. Lets solve this problem together! But, before we dive in lets learn how to wear them and which style to aim for. Certain styles of booties are more limiting than others, and then you have styles that go with literally everything. Yes! I said everything.
Here are a few of the most popular booties.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BOOTIES?
Being in the fashion world for many years now I have realized booties are easily a low maintenance staple shoe that every woman should own. Not only are they one of the easiest to style, but they are great for women who are not so gifted in the fashion department. Nearly everyone can figure out a look that goes great with booties.
You really don't need a handful of different booties to get it right. Starting out with a pair that fit your personality and style is going to be the best bet. Don't buy multiple pairs on impulse because more likely than not most of them you will never wear.
After years of putting together outfits, I’ve realized that I definitely need multiple styles of booties to make what I have in my closet work. In other words, one style of bootie doesn’t really fit all looks. Wouldn’t you agree? And it can be challenging to know which style/color bootie is going to be my “winner” for the season – aka the one I actually wear more than once. It’s so frustrating when I think I’ve found the cutest bootie ever, I buy it, and then I’m only able to wear it like 2-3 times that season. I think we all know how that goes, right?
So what is it that makes a bootie just work? What is IT factor? The answer to these two questions is ease and versatility. A pair of boots can spice up almost every look because it it can be so versatile. Ill go ahead and explain which look pairs best with each style bootie above.
Chunky Heel Boot pairs in perfection with skinny jeans and leggings. Chunky Heel Booties give your skinnies a great balancing slimming effect. It makes the proportions as far as your body and wardrobe very well balanced and flattering.
Peep Toe Boot look phenomenal with skirts and dresses. The peep toe effect gives balance. Again, its all about balance. The skin shows with a skirt or dress gives off the bare look without going overboard but accentuates your look
Pointy Toe Boot is a fall staple must-have. If the boot is open with straps as pictured below skinny jeans or leggings are the way to go. The same goes for tall over-the-knee boots but just add a mini skirt instead of leggings if your going for a bada-s look.
Wedge Boot Ahhh the wedge boot, the most versatile of them all believe it or not. This style can literally be worn with anything. Yes, anything! Leggings, skinnies, dresses and all.