Thursday, October 24, 2013


Booties. They are all the rage right now but for most people they are so hard to wear. Through some trial and error (and error and error) I've conquered a few ways that I can make booties work for me.

First up is ankle bootie. This is my most recent acquisition and the most exciting discovery. Heading into the fall and winter seasons I decided I needed a substitute for my normal black pumps and set out to find an ankle boot. I knew it needed to be low enough to show my ankle ( this was a MUST as the ankle is the skinniest part of your leg) and after hours spent searching the internet you can imagine my shock when I picked up the most perfect pair at my local H&M. The biggest test of course was whether they'd actually be comfortable but after wearing them for hours on end in the following few days I felt no pain! A shoe miracle! I've been so obsessed with these that in addition to wearing them with tights and skirts, I've been wearing them with almost anything I can find- leggings, skinny black jeans and even baggy ripped boyfriends jeans.

The second pair of booties are my old faithful, casual boots, a pair I acquired at a Gilt City Warehouse sale years ago. These are less exciting and were the most difficult to wear and style but once I found the right pants, I was set. It literally took me 5 pairs of skinny jeans to figure out which ones were the right fit for these and it turns out that the looser they were around the ankle, the better they looked.

Last but not least are my second pair of black suede booties. They are wider and taller than my other pairs which I find a little dressier and trendier. I tend to stick to black skinny jeans, leggings and tights as I find them the most flattering with this pair and simply mix up the tops or dresses to give a different look.

Which pair are your favorite? What are your biggest fall fashion challenges?

xxoo jane