3 Essential Styles to Dress Up Your Feet
As reluctant as our boyfriends are to believe it, we all know that shoes can make or break an outfit. Even the most sophisticated little black dress can fall flat without a killer pair of heels to back it up.
So, when the fall leaves turn to slush in our gutters and the pre-Christmas chill sets in, it’s time to dress up your feet for winter. Before you even think of dusting off your ancient pair of dirty UGG boots, STOP in the name of the fashion police!
Banish all your unsightly winter footwear to the back of the closet. This season, we’re going to show you how to effortlessly dress your feet in winter fashion without compromising style for comfort.
If you’re rolling your eyes in horror and disbelief, you shouldn’t be. Loafers have recently undergone a make-over to help them compete in a world already jam packed with sexy slip-ons. Coinciding with the loafer’s renewed popularity was the fall release of Versace’s loafer collection. Versace’s new loafers are made from a combination of soft leather, patent leather and rubber, and sport classy metallic detailing.
Anyone looking to don loafers this winter should stick to the sensuous fall and winter 2013 palette, which favors black, navy blue, mauve, hunter green and chocolate brown.
You simply can’t go wrong with a quality pair of boots. Boots are incredibly versatile, fairly practical and, if you choose them right, amazingly stylish too. This winter, consider investing in a truly classic pair of black, leather Victorian-style lace up boots. Not only do they tend to have a supportive wedge heel, but they can also complement a variety of styles from bohemian-chic to sultry headmistress.
If you’re looking for something a little louder to pair with your new leopard print or fur-fringed coat, look no further than a pair of knee or thigh high boots in one of winter’s hottest colors. Opt for something like the gorgeous, quilted Hobbs Belle Longboot if you want to play it sophisticated.
But, if you’re looking for straight out sexy, consider going for something more like the faux suede Timeless Ninja Over the Knee Boot with a concealed platform.
For those of you still pining over the loss of your UGGs, don’t fret — plenty of stylish boots this season also have fleece-lining to keep your feet snug and warm while you’re out and about.
Even wellingtons have moved on from their humble beginnings to present us with some truly glorious winter footwear. For example, Love Moschino’s Gold Hearted Wellington Boots. The super-glossy, leather-like boots are adorned with a gold-tone heart motif for a youthful but elegant style, while the low heel and chunky grip tread ensures you won’t lose your balance on icy sidewalks.
If you’re content going with a no-name brand, spice up your style instead by choosing wellingtons that sport a quintessentially playful print, such as polkadots.
Now you know just how hot this year’s winter footwear can be, it’s time to hit the shops. Happy hunting!
Article by Lauren Chung