Today's Shopping List takes the notion of a basic boot and flips it on it's head courtesy of everything from neon pink suede to blue velvet platform action, and anything you could think of in-between. Check out the six stunning variations that redefine what a boot can be:
These Osprey ankle boots are a massive neon injection to any ensemble. Honestly, they made it onto the shopping list for the silhouette as much as the fuchsia shock factor.
These wedge boots are edgy to say the least. Sure, they're not for everyone, but that's what makes them beyond interesting. Loving them over a skinny jean or legging.
Nothing like a little blue velvet to bring something new to any look. With that heel height and platform, these boots realistically aren't made for too much walking, but they sure are pretty.
Such a great way to take a basic wedge boot to another level. All it takes is a touch of fringe to add a little oomph without going overboard.
Saving the best for last with these See by Chloe Slouch Ankle Boots. Gorgeous and perfect back to a legging.
source: Rupert Sanderson Fuchsia Osprey Suede Ankle Boots (www.ssense.com), Jil Sander Dark Grey Suede Wedges (www.ssense.com), Rag & Bone Harrow Boot (www.otteny.com), Jill Stuart Meade Velvet Booties (www.shopbop.com), Ziah Fringe Boot (www.nastygal.com), See by Chloe Black Suede Slouch Ankle Boots (www.ssense.com)
Six boots will certainly get things warmed up, but there's so much left when it comes to all things shoes. Imelda, beware, the list goes on. See the rest of the best shoe picks that find their way into the virtual StyleShaker Closet every week, and keep the shopping momentum going strong:
What to wear? Check. Great, but what about how to wear it? You can't really have one without the other when it comes to style. The million dollar question is, "what am I going to wear today?"
It can wear you down, I get it, it's actually why I created the What to Wear Weekly Lookbook. My clients send over pics of pieces from their closets and get personalized Weekly Virtual Lookbook (along with so much more, including a one-on-one consult with Yours Truly to create a style profile; i.e. it's me, not an algorithm) that shows them how to wear what they have. Where you see two looks, I will show you dozens, it just takes a fresh perspective from a fashion industry veteran. See what you get and all the good details here:
Inspiration comes in many forms, shopping and product just being one of them. Sometimes it's a line from a book my friend just recommended to me. Case in point, here's today's Zen moment:
I've been thinking about this quite a bit lately. Could it really be as simple as being present and grateful for this very moment right now? I'm not sure, but Niequist's quote has me thinking twice, and for that, I adore her & her amazing writing ability. What do you think?
Deep thoughts aside, it's time to get back to what to wear, how to wear it, and where to shop for it, all right here.