Bootie Season

I love summer, but around mid-August I find myself longing for fall. I want cooler evenings for long walks around the city; I want trips to the apple orchard; I want to be able to layer more than one item without spontaneously bursting into flames. Most importantly, I want it to be bootie season.  Ankle boots are a favorite wardrobe staple, and they are incredibly versatile.  There is one for every style, setting, and budget.  I’ve rounded up some of the best available to shop now.  Click through for everything from chic heeled booties for work to casual weekend suede to statement pieces that will punch up any outfit.  I’ve also included the best of my go-silhouette, the low-heeled black bootie.


Bootie styling tips:

  • Give bodycon dresses a modern edge by wearing them with an embellished bootie instead of heels.
  • If you are worried about elongating your leg, look for a bootie with a low vamp in the front, or wear a pair with opaque tights in the same color for a streamlined look.
  • For a corporate office environment, go for sleek black leather and a pointed toe.
  • Suede booties are the perfect piece to take summer sundresses into the fall.  Just add a felt hat and a neutral jacket for an easy transitional look.

Do you have any questions about how to style booties, or what to look for while shopping?  Just ask in the comments!