While I don't consider myself a traditionalist in most aspects, when it comes to certain fashion trends, I do have a set of "rules" that I tend to observe. One of those is that ( unless we're talking about maxi skirts and dresses), I like to pair mid-calf or taller boots with skirts and dresses, and save the booties and ankle boots for wearing with jeans and pants.
Don't get me wrong, I've seen others totally rock the "booties with a dress" look, and I wish I could pull it off -- but, for me, it just doesn't feel right on. It's difficult to explain, but I think most women have certain things that they just don't feel confident in.
Having said that, I still love cool booties, and , since ankle boots and booties are among fall and winter's top shoe trends, there are loads to choose from right now.
So, this week's collection contains five of my favorite bootie styles -- and since they're a bit all over the place (some casual, some dressy), I've decided to just lump them under the heading of "cool." I'm guessing you won't mind. -- Enjoy.
Above: Boutique 9 'Tana', Image: ShopBop.com (Buy Direct)
Above: Call it Spring 'Burundia', Image: Zappos.com (Buy Direct)
Above: ALDO 'Ayarza', Image: Nordstrom.com (Buy Direct)
Above: Chinese Laundry 'Strawberry Field', Image: Zappos.com (Buy Direct)
Pictured at Top: Dolce Vita 'Kemp', Image: Zappos.com (Buy Direct)