Ohhh, these boots. The boots. The beautiful, perfect shade of olive in a swoonworthy shape. They are rather stunning, and they caught my eye in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale — immediately.
Although summertime has had me incorporating a lot of color into my wardrobe (which did not exist in my closet entirely until I got pregnant), I’m craving a calmer palette once again: hues that mimic the falling leaves and deepening tones of the forest. While these Staud Chelsea boots are a bold and unique color for a boot, I find them to be the darling of a warm, neutral fall wardrobe. They are the star of the show, and a neutral outfit really lets them be the focal point.
These Green Chelsea Boots Are Made To Upgrade Your Fall Neutrals
I grabbed all my favorite neutral pieces (some I have owned for a while, some new from the NSale), and some I even dug out from the depths of my closet just to see what they would look like (I did it for you, Skinny Jean Lovers). Here are all the ways I’ll be incorporating the beautiful green boots this Fall!
1. As A Pop Of Color For A Monochromatic Outfit
I love these boots with a cream head-to-toe outfit. As I said above, they become the star of the show, right where they should be.
If you missed the polo sweater (by Open Edit) in the #NSale that sold out pretty dang quick, Mango has been making a few that I adore. I’m wearing last season’s version (there are still a few different colors of it left), but there are a handful of beautiful other ones, like this one in blue or grey that’s currently on major sale.
2. Showcasing The Boots’ Accents
Sweater (similar) | Jeans | Boots
Here’s another option with these Levi’s cords, if monochromatic isn’t quite your jam. Black tops work marvelously with these boots, bringing out the black accents of the boots one might otherwise gloss over when taking in the beauty of the green.
3. Dressed Up For Warmer Nights
This is a fun way to style the boots if you can’t wait until fall, or live some place where fall still means warm weather, or just happen to hit a good sunnier-than-normal day. I love that it’s simple, which only highlights the boots even more! Perfect for date night or hitting the town with your friends.
4. With Caramel Apple Tones
I lovingly call this my caramel apple outfit, which hello(!) is perfect for fall. Maybe it’s because I’m thinking of caramel apples, but these green boots really shine paired with those camel/beige-y tones. I can’t get enough!
I adore the boots the most with straight cropped jeans that just cover the top. When you sit down, the full boot peeks out making your outfit all the more interesting. But if you’re someone who still loves their skinny jeans…keep scrolling, I got you covered, too.
I highly recommend the sweater, but my camel color is currently not in stock. Here’s a “sahara” color that is incredibly similar to the camel, or here’s the Cashmere version that does still have camel stocked (swoooon).
5. Styled To Actually Keep Warm
Sweater Coat | Jeans | Boots
As fun as it is putting together pretty outfits, the reality of where I live (in the north of Michigan) is that I will be covered up more than not once the seasons change. I wanted to see if the boots held up when paired with a longline sweater — and I love it. This sweater coat was a major score in the #NSale; it sold out but I had it on my wishlist and was alerted of a restock! It has since, sadly, disappeared entirely from the sale, but I found some great alternatives like this Barefoot Dreams cardigan and this one from J.Crew.
6. Pulled Up Over Skinny Jeans
Sweatshirt | Jeans | Boots
If only you had seen me digging these skinny jeans out of the depths of my closet, and struggling to pull them on in 80+ degree heat and humidity.
I felt like a complete cased sausage once these were on. But alas, I was completely curious to try these boots pulled on over skinny jeans. They worked — as long as it’s a stretchy glued-to-your-leg kind of skinny jean, but the only way I liked looking at this outfit was paired with a comfortable (comforting?) favorite sweatshirt (which you might still be able to grab in the NSale)!
7. A Look To Skip
And now for the skinny jeans that…didn’t quite work. These are a sustainable rigid pair made from 100% cotton, which were just a bit too thick for the Staud boots since they have a tighter shaft. If you hope to show off the boots by wearing them over your pants, make sure they are a skinny jean like I wore above, or even leggings or tights paired under a dress.
8. Paired With More Shades of Green
Flannel (similar) | Jeans | Boots
It kills me that this flannel went so quick in the sale, but I wanted to include this outfit anyway to show you how good the boots are paired with a green top (even of different shades). This is picture-perfect for going to pick out your pumpkins this fall!
Fit Notes: I always grab size 10 in boots, and these were perfect. They only come in full sizes, and I would definitely recommend going up if you’re a true half-size (I’m typically a 9.5 in sneakers). The foot is narrow, and due to the tighter long shaft these can be pretty tricky to pull on and off. Mine have loosened up with wear — or I just pulled these on and off so many times that I got the hang of it — but regardless, are much better now! I’m totally in love!
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