Winter Boot Guide

Saturday, November 3, 2012

I know in quite a few places, people are already feeling winter's arrival. Here in California though, we've only had a couple weeks of relief from scorching summer temperatures. You may have already started purchasing your winter footwear, but I haven't even thought about it yet...

There are a ton of boot trends out right now, but I am just going to highligh the major trends, and my most favorite! You may already have a few of these styles in your closet from past years. I have a pair of Rocket Dog motocycle boots I bought 3 years ago and now, they're back in style. I know I am a clothes and shoe hoarder, but I love when I hang on to things and they come back in style... saves me more money that way!!

A little tip I just learned for you ladies size 8 and smaller.... Did you know that a child's size 6 often times is the same as a womens 8? I tested the theory on a pair of Stewart Weitzman boots last weekend. Sure enough I can fit into a kids size 5-6!! This is an AWESOME discovery, because kids shoes are so much cheaper than adult shoes!!


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The first boot trend I want to talk about is the Equestrian or Riding Boot. These boots are tall and usually form fitting. My girlfriend actually does Dressage and has a pair of real riding boots. Hers cost $300 but these three are much cheaper! All the boots I have for you today are from Lulu's, Forever 21 or Go Jane. Click the 1, 2, 3 to be linked to each boot.


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Here is one of my favorite boot trends, fur trim boots! I am a sucker for faux fur on anything, so paired with my favorite boot, it a bonus! I have to say, I hate UGGS and people wear them way to often in LA. I think the fur trim boots are a better alternative to those clunky snow shoes! (unless you actually live in the snow). I think the leopard ones are going on my Christmas list!




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Lace up boots are hugely popular right now. You can find any style boot with laces, and I am kind of digging it. Lace up boots definitely have that retro almost "Little House on the Prairie" vibe.



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If you're tired of 80's trends, well here's a 90's flashback for you. Motorcycle boots are back! Although this style boot was originally designed for function, women and men have been making a fashion statement out of them for a few decades now. These boots aren't just for a punk rockers either, I have seen them with frilly dresses too!




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My all time favorite footwear trend: Wedges! I don't care what style you give them to me in, I love wedges!! I actually bought a pair of wedge boots a couple years ago, but they weren't really popular then. I am glad that my premature fashion sense is finally paying off a bit. Although my husband thinks wedges are the most ridiculous shoe, he's never tried to wear a 5 inch stiletto on cobblestone!





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Finally a trend my Dad can get behind. My Dad is straight up, an authentic American Cowboy, and I grew up in cowboy boots! Western inspired boots have slowly been making a mark on the fashion industry. This year however, I have discovered a multitude of retailers carrying this style. The gray one's in the middle must become mine asap!!!



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The last boot trend I'm highlighting, is the bootie. In all reality this is not a new trend to this season or even to this year. I have been sporting the bootie for a couple years now, I think I will be investing in some colored ones though this season!




Will you be purchasing any new boots this year or will you recycle some from last year?





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