Clothing Your Character: Boots!

Written by Maggie McCarthy.

When I think about fall, many different things come to mind. Taking long walks through the leaves, drinking hot chocolate with friends, and curling up cozy in sweaters are all essential parts of this beautiful season. Every year, I look forward to fall with anticipation, longing for the day when I can break out my scarves, boots, and jackets. This year especially, boots have become the perfect accent to any outfit.

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Versatile, comfortable, and trendy, these wonderful shoes come in many different styles and provide a basis for your overall silhouette. With many types to choose from, anyone can find a boot that fits their own unique taste. If you want to add a little excitement to a simple dress, adding a pair of combat boots creates a tough girl, chic image. In a rush to get to class and trying to look somewhat put together? Just throw a pair of riding boots on with jeans and a simple shirt.

Combat boots fashion items



Blue ring from Modcloth: $11.99
Gold ring from Modcloth: $9.99
Watch from Modcloth: $39.99
Dress from Modcloth: $54.99
Combat boots from Zappos: $69.95
Tights from Forever 21: $5.50



Not only do boots add sophistication and polish to any outfit, a pair of durable boots can keep your feet warm through the long, cold fall and winter months ahead. If you’re looking for an edgier style, combat boots are a must. Designed to model shoes worn by soldiers in actual combat, this functional footwear has evolved from grunge to a staple item. These nifty shoes can be dressed up with a flowy skirt or dress and also give off a more casual vibe paired with leggings, skinny jeans, or shorts.



Cardigan from Urban Outfitters: $49.00
Patterned tights from $12.99
Riding boots from Old Navy: $34.97
Skirt from Gap: $44.95
Necklace from Forever 21: $5.99



On the classier, more polished end of the spectrum, we find riding boots. This classic style looks great paired with various outfits from formal attire to casual loungewear. Many different styles, from eclectic lace up to sleek and simple provide options for all tastes and preferences. Show off the flattering cut of these boots with a pair of slim fitting pants and knee high socks or complement their shape with a fuller knee length skirt and tights. If you’re looking for a more casual, loungewear look, pair them with leggings and a loose fitting sweater. The options are truly endless!



Boots from $95.00
Earrings from Forever 21: $3.80
Bangles from Forever 21: $6.80
Jeans from Old Navy: $29.50
Shirt from Bank Fashion: $13.00



Hot off the runway, the heeled ankle boot has graced the pages of countless fashion magazines this season. These trendy shoes have an edgy feel and come in dressier or more bohemian, casual styles. They go well with any style of pants from skinny to wide leg. Not only do they go well with pants, they are the perfect complement to any maxi skirt or dress. For all of you grunge loving girls out there, pair your heeled ankle boots with printed pants and a cropped motif tee. Throw on a studded leather jacket as a finishing touch to your tough, rocker look. With the passing of the seasons, these boots still remain a staple in a spring or summer wardrobe.

No matter the season, boots make a perfect accent to any outfit. They add polish and flair and the vast array of styles appeals to any style or personal preference.

They think him the best dressed man, whose dress is so fit for his use that you cannot notice or remember to describe it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 All Media/Design by Jenny Cayo


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