Fall is the best time of year to talk boots. How fun are they! I have been new to the bootie and over the knee boots. I don't know what I was so afraid of. I guess I thought they would crazy on me for some reason or just not quite work. But through some encouragement from my bestie Mandy and my fellow bloggers I have seen that everyone can make the right boots work for them!
So I have paired up with Mandy again to do this post because we are both "boot challenged" in some ways... Having both played all kinds of sports, we have some calves and thighs to work with....so we need a boot that can get around those. Also Mandy is petite (5'2") and I am tall (5'10"). I have high instep (so I can't get down into boots often) and high arches and Mandy has flat feet. So, boots for "average" feet and heights don't necessarily work on us. We hope these choices give you some good options to try at all price points!
Booties - I have linked these booties from Charming Charlie. (tan faux suede pictured below) I will admit that I was the last person to pick up this trend. I always thought booties would cut you in the wrong place and shorten my legs or not really work with a dress. These are approved by petite and tall girls alike... We like these for three reasons:
We also picked a flat pair of booties just in case you are planning to walk the walk so to speak. WE love the grey suede and chain detail (pic below) on these and if you have never tried Vionic you need to try them. So so so comfortable. And these are more than half off!
If none of these suit your fancy check here to find you perfect, always on sale, booties!
Below the Knee Boots - So a below the knee staple boot is a yes for any wardrobe. We are going to give a classic and a modern twist - the perfect everyday Frye boot and a spicy version of that.
Our staple brown Frye boot (brown boots pictured below) wears like a champ year after year. And the worn look is what you want on these. If you have not invested in a pair of Frye's - they are worth it to say the least. And both of our calves fit over these and we both love the height - does not cut you off in a weird place on the leg. We link three colors of Frye riding boots here all on sale!
Our second below the knee pick is a little more punk, a little less traditional and definitely a pop of color. We love Dr. Martens boots. For most of you the name may be new but when Mandy and I were in jr. high and high school the Cure was all the rage, along with skaters and Doc Martens as we would call them. They last forever and really mold to your foot. Another good investment piece and come in tons of fun colors and patterns. We link a red pair here (and three other colors) for $155.
For Over the Knee Boots - we would be remiss if we did not mention the over the knee stunners from Stuart Weitzman that have been EVERYWHERE! Great colors and several heel heights. I can state most of the calf space in these is generous - but I have a high instep so some of these did not work for me. If you can, you should get these though. I think they will be a statement piece of your wardrobe for years to come. These generally start at $600 and up.
We also wanted to offer up a more affordable over the knee option by Dolce Vita from Nordstrom (Acorn Pictured on me below). These boots have some great stretch in the calf and for my tall sisters these over the knee boots actually go over our knee - as opposed to others I tried on that ended at my knee! For my petite sisters, these can also fold if you want a little shorter look! How great is that? They also feel amazing to the touch. $279 and available in three colors.
And if my sisters blessed with plenty of calves do not have enough choices in boots - this is my go to starting point!
M.E.L. is an attorney and small business entrepreneur whose mission is to help professionals conquer the workaday world with style and poise.
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