Before You Grab Your Uggs…

Boots can change the look of any outfit in a matter of seconds. This season more and more brands are getting funky and creative with their heels and designs , which is a girl’s dream come true. With all the new styles and brands, here’s a little something to help you get started.

NastyGal  has just released their own line of shoes called Shoe Cult. The moderately priced line is everything you’d expect from NastyGal…and they have loads of styles to fit your wardrobe. Their funky colors and heels are great for making a more bland outfit a bit more trendy.

As for stores like Urban, Forever, H&M, and DSW, thick heels, flatforms, and funky designs are popping up everywhere. If you like a shoe but don’t think you can “pull it off”, BUY THEM. It’s all about confidence, if you think you can pull them off, you’re going to do just that. The moment you start getting iffy about your cool kicks, people will notice and you won’t look as fierce as you want to. Don’t be afraid to get crazy with them. I personally am a HUGE fan of thick heels and flatforms and own a pair of Timberlands, Dr. Martens, and Clarks, so if you think a shoe is just for one sex: you’re wrong.

Booties look great with jeans (you can roll up the bottoms), dresses, leggings, pretty much anything. Just be mindful with what textures and colors you pair them with. And of course, fall means riding boots. The classic is great for night and day and look great over a pair of dark wash jeans and cardigan. I prefer dark brown boots because they tend to match with more color schemes. Whatever you’re feeling, just go for it. Don’t be nervous!

** Men: Shoes can kill an outfit. There’s nothing more attractive than a guy who knows how to dress. A nice pair of Clarks, Oxfords, Nikes, Docs, nice canvas or desert shoe, can literally rake in the points. Paired with dark wash jeans, colored paints, or khakis, and voila, you just made your outfit that much better. And for colder days, try adding a beanie to get the swoons. **


Some inspiration: 

Screen Shot 2013-09-20 at 7.16.41 PM Shoe Cult Ramble Chelsea Boot $98  This heel though >

Screen Shot 2013-09-20 at 7.16.32 PM Shoe Cult Wander Boot – Oxford $98  This color is still a popular and can add a nice pop to your outfit.

Screen Shot 2013-09-20 at 7.21.56 PMSteve Madden Flight Plated Platform Ankle Boot $159 Get funky with your heels. The gold would look great with a nice gold necklace or pair of earrings.

Screen Shot 2013-09-20 at 7.21.48 PM Kimchi Blue Tall Leather Boot $99 The classic is functional and works great for class, social outings, or just a chill day.