As temperatures continue to cool and we make our way into November (and the eventual start of the holiday season), it’s only natural that we start trading in our flats for their warmer, more weather-appropriate older siblings: the boot. It’s fair to say we all have a few good pairs of boots stored in our closets. OK, it’s fair to say we all have more than a few pairs at our disposal. But what’s the fun of starting a new season if we can’t add a new pair (or four) to our collection? After all, when we’re preparing to wear boots day after day and month after month until March, it’s not unreasonable to think that we need a pair in every color. Hey, we need a pair to match every outfit option, and then we can maintain a constant rotation through the long winter of all our boots, right?
This season, however, why not spice it up a bit? Instead of buying the same old knee-high riding boot in every color, why not switch out one of those slots with an ankle boot? These babies add a fresh perspective to your wardrobe, and make that dress, skirt, or pair of skinnies look entirely new and reinvented. Listen, I’m not saying trade in all your knee-highs, but I know you’ve got to be looking for at least one (perhaps frivolous) addition in one color to your collection.
Why not make it a bootie? Below, browse through a few options in all your neutral must-haves for below the ankle. We’ve got your browns, blacks, tans and grays. Meaning you’ve got no excuses for not snagging a pair. If boots were made for walking, these booties were made for skipping. So skip to it.
After graduating from college in ’09, Allyson Barkan flew off to Greece to teach English Literature at a private high school and explore Greek and European culture for a year. Since returning stateside, she now works in Entertainment Public Relations in New York City. For travel advice, stray observations as a 20-something in the big city, and the occasional hilarious misadventure, follow Allyson atwww.allysonbarkan.com and on twitter at @aebarkan.