I know we all need some boots for fall and winter so, I went on a hunt to find a couple pair that would be versatile yet affordable. Although I own several pair of black boots with different styling and/or embellishments, I find that myself always running to my basic black in a pinch. A tall, high-heel fittted black boot with just a touch of shine to it can take you places....
- Paired with jeans, a white button-down, a long grey or camel sweater or shawl, and a thick black belt -- along with a few necklaces of pearl, silver, and/or gold
- Paired with a black pencil skirt and print shirt -- minimal jewelry so as not to compete with the shirt, and a graphite handbag
- Paired with some black leggings and any loose fitting top that hits at least at your pelvic bone (to give you just enough coverage but not too much) -- along with a colorful bag for pizazz
- Paired with a grey or camel shift dress and some pearls -- for modesty sake!
My three picks are the (1) Michael Antonio Otavia Knee Boot, $80: rounded toebox for more comfort, 16" shaft, 4.5" heel inclduing 1' platform, zip entry along the back seam, slightly shiny black leather upper; (2) Arturo Chiang Tenderness Boot, $180: slightly pointed toe, 15' shaft, 3 1/4' heel with no platform, also available in black suede; or (3) Dolce Vita Jake Knee High Boot, $142: 15 1/2' shaft, 4 1/4' heel with 1/2' platform, rounded toebox
Aquascutum dress, $1,650
DKNY sweater, $195
Joe's Jeans jeans, $174
Piperlime.com sweater, $140
J Crew skirt, $118