It’s no secret we love a good boot here at TME. I’ve been enamored by some of the fancy options out there for this fall. I love putting on a fun heeled boot for date night. But, honestly, my very favorite thing is finding a great everyday boot that can go (almost) anywhere. A reader joked on my recent Seattle packing post that everyone in the Northwest is prepared for hike at any minute. Ha. It’s not far from the truth. For the Northwest, at least, we’re dealing with super casual attire most of the time. A good, durable but versatile boot is a godsend.
How I’m Wearing Them Now
I’ve coveted my friend Sarah’s Blundstones forever (she’s gorgeously natural, half Finnish, has her own tea company and travels the world – yes.) I finally joined the Blundstone club recently and I’m already in love. Pinky’s had a pair for a few years now (because he destroys shoes) and Sienna got some for this fall, too. They’re comfy, indestructible and the best part is they look like a chelsea boot instead of a hiking boot. Trust me, I know they’re not fancy, but they fit all my other requirements.
As a young adult of the 90’s, I adore Doc Martens, but wow breaking them in is such a chore. I think I love these Blunnies because they hint at a Doc Marten but without the breaking-in period and with a bit smaller sole. I wound up going with the traditional brown boot but was super close to getting the rustic black pair.
Top – Abercrombie Floral Woven Tee – Love the back buttons. Fits TTS.
Jeans – Madewell 9″ High Rise Skinny Jeans – Favorites ever. TTS.
Boots – Blundstone Original 500 Boot – I so love these. I went with the traditional dark brown with brown elastic but there are quite a few other options. I love the pair with the red insets for a fun pop of color and of course all black would be great, too. They run TTS in my opinion. I wear AUS 5 which is a Women’s US 8, my typical size. For me there wasn’t a breaking in period in these which was amazing. Pinky wishes they had a bit more arch support, but the insoles are easily removable so you could put in your own insole.
Jacket – (similar) Topshop Matilda Denim Jacket – A light wash denim jacket is my forever go-to. It goes with everything and is great especially with lighter tees and tops.
How I’ll Wear Them Later
I think the key to keeping these boots from looking too campy is to pair them with city chic or current pieces. Of course, they are great with leggings and a sweater for camping/hiking, but to wear them while not galavanting out of doors I love putting coated denim, blanket scarves, ripped jeans or oversized sweaters with them to add a bit more style.
Look 2: Sweater | Sunglasses | Jeans | Boots – This look is a little bit Freepeople inspired and I’m dying to find the right sweater to pull this off. These jeans are some of my favorite updated pair for 2017.
Look 3: Scarf | Sweater | Jeans | Boots – This combo will be great as it gets cooler. I like keeping the scarf in a lighter but similar color to the sweater (which is navy) and I so adore navy with black for fall/winter.
I typically get away with wearing a dark sock close to the color of the boots to keep the look cohesive and not break up the leg length. Smartwool are my favorites. Have you tried these boots out or do you have a similar style/brand you love for a durable, versatile fall boot? I’d love to hear what you like! If your family members are also interested, here is a link to a men’s pair (most styles are actually unisex) and a kiddo pair we love.
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