Now that the weather is getting warmer, but not exactly hot, it’s time to trade in knee high boots for shorter booties. Luckily, when it comes to shopping for ankle boots, there’s a pair for every budget. Here are my top shortie splurge and steal picks for early spring.
Though I don’t like extremely hot or extremely cold weather, I love the changing of seasons. However, even when seasons are in full bloom, the weather can still be very unpredictable. While home for the holidays in Wilmington, Delaware, I decided to do a shoot with some of my favorite winter wear. But, when the day came around, I was pleasantly surprised by an unseasonably warm spring day. Many thanks to my Mom for taking the photos!
This time of year, one of the many things I wish for is a fabulous designer pair of suede over the knee boots. I just love how they can be sexy without revealing anything at all. Plus, they’re super warm and go with almost everything. This fashionable dichotomy is what makes OTK boots a staple in every woman’s wardrobe. Lately, I’ve had my eye on the “Lowland” over the knee boots by Stuart Weitzman. However, with a price tag of over $700, they are regretfully not a part of my winter wardrobe.
Knowing that a number of fellow fashionistas were being faced with the same footwear dilemma, I decided to search for a more affordable pair. During my search, I found a practically identical pair for nearly a third of the price at Goodnight Macaroon. Happy holidays (and shopping) to boot lovers everywhere!
If you’re anything like me and enjoy kicking off the flats and switching things up a bit, perhaps it’s time you try out the beautiful, biker babe look. I’m not saying you have to get inked up or join a bike club or anything like that, but maybe the sound of landing a bad boy doesn’t sound too bad after all.
Whether you’re interested in upcycling some vintage wear or looking to upgrade your wardrobe with some edgy attire, I think one thing is for certain: this is going to be a whole lot of fun, and you just may score a ride around the block on his chopper! Hey, the sun dress will still be there when we get back.
Whole ‘Lotta Leather
First and foremost, you’ll need a leather jacket. Prices vary greatly, and it’s important you find one that is high quality and fashionable, though you don’t have to wreck your purse. If there’s one item you don’t want to mess up, it’s going to be the jacket. What’s a biker babe without a beautiful jacket?
Web retailers have the most vast selection of biker jackets like the 600 plus motorcycle jackets from BikeBandit.com and all your favorite brands as well. Black is pretty standard for most biker men, but we have the freedom to select stylish faux leather jackets in different colors to stand out or better match the rest of our outfit. Just don’t go too crazy, or you might end up looking like Prince in Purple Rain.
Darn Good Denim
Whether it’s a button up or hip-hugging jeans with a little wear and tear, denim can really make or break the look. If you’re into thrifting or crafting you can even make your own denim vest. Round up some patches that speak to your personality and get artsy. The best part about quality denim is that it never goes out of style.
You can keep the vest clean and chic or give it a little bite with some studs and choice frays. Just make sure you don’t wear all denim; there’s a fine line between square dancing and jockey shifting.
These Boots Were Made For Riding
Boots are critical for anyone who sets foot on a motorcycle. We need to find some boots that keep us safe on the road but also make our mark when we walk into the room. Nothing is less attractive than a woman in work boots clomping around a party, restaurant or bar. So let’s find a happy medium, as has been the goal with the rest of our biker wardrobe. There is a wide variety of fun, leather shoes that can double as motorcycle boots out there. I’m quite fond of some from Harley-Davidson or Beistaff, which ride up your calf a bit but protect your leg and look pretty great with the jeans tucked in. Fiorentini + Baker and Dorothy Perkins offer some heavier but shorter options which rise just above the ankle. They’re perfect for mixing and matching with many other outfits.
Work with what you’ve got. This doesn’t have to be an excuse to start from ground zero, though you deserve a shopping spree if you want one. A beautiful biker babe is more about character than anything else. Clean out the closet. Revamp the pants you thought you couldn’t resurrect, retrieve that bandana and break out the dark polish. Even though you’re really an inner socialite, you’ll have everyone convinced you parked your hog out back.
After experiencing snow in October for the first time ever on Saturday, it’s safe to say a crazy winter is most likely upon us this season. Which means every socialite needs a good pair of stylish winter boots. What could be better than a pair of boots from Canada? Originating in Canada, Cougar Boots are made to be worn through the harshest of elements with the most fashionable feel. As a genuine Canadian brand, all of the packaging is in both English and French. Since I’m all about multitasking, I’m starting to see Cougar Boots as a means to learn French while shoe shopping. Which is great if you’re planning a trip to Vancouver anytime soon.
New York City isn’t exactly the great outdoors, but that doesn’t mean that fashionistas living in the Big Apple don’t need heavy duty winter boots to navigate the city’s icy streets during the upcoming months. New York is a walking city so shoes are very important. I’ve never seen such great waterproof and temperature technology. With Cougar Boots, your feet are guaranteed to be warm, dry, and stylish. I’m so excited to be the most stylish/hottest socialite in the snow in winter.
Disclaimer: I was gifted a pair of Mirage Cougar Boots (a $250 value.) Thanks Cougar Boots! I love them and look forward to wearing them everywhere this winter!