Capsule Wardrobe: For The Urban Adventurer (Featuring Those Green Staud Boots)

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Those Staud Chelsea boots — the cool-girl ones, in that gorgeous shade of green — have been playing a little hard to get. They showed up in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale preview, got us all excited, and then — poof! — disappeared. The word we got was that they weren’t part of the sale any longer. So imagine our delight when the sale officially started and those green boots popped back in!

I ordered immediately. Just in case this whole thing was an accident and Nordstrom is reading this right now going, ‘Oh shoot! Those boots aren’t supposed to be in the sale, call the intern!’ and pulls them again.

Actually, if you’re interested, maybe go order them and come back. I’ll wait.

What To Wear With Those Green Staud Chelsea Boots | A Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Capsule Wardrobe

Boot shapes are tricky, colorful boots are tricky, so a green boot in an updated shape both excites me and hurts my head. So I start where I always start: with paper dolls.

Using the NSale for fun, I pulled together all of the pieces that I think would go best with the the green Staud Chelsea boots. Many of these pieces are similar to ones I already have in my own closet (this exercise is self-serving, after all), but it gives me a decent idea of color & silhouette.

Those Staud Chelsea boots — the cool-girl ones, in that gorg shade of green — have been playing hard to get. A green boot in an updated shape both excites me & hurts my head.

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A Few Outfit Ideas For The Green Staud Chelsea Boots

Again, the whole point of a capsule wardrobe is that one can paper doll to their heart’s content and it should all hang together…but let’s go through a few outfits that I personally want to try.

1. Outfit Idea: Green Chelsea Boots & Straight-Leg Jeans

The reason I love this style of boot is because it’s sleek enough and tall enough to slide up under cropped, straight-leg jeans. Any version of cropped jeans (or mom jeans) that are tricky to style can be worn with this boot.

The reason I love this style of boot is because it's sleek enough and tall enough to slide up under cropped, straight-leg jeans.

coat | tee | jeans | boots | purse

Fit Notes: That darn Clare V. bag keeps selling out and then coming back. If it’s gone again, try this AllSaints backpack. It’s a similarly light shade of green that will ‘go’ but not be matchy-matchy. And the Pendleton coat is amazing — wind and waterproof, and very warm. I have a version from several years ago. Lastly, the Re/Done jeans are almost sold out, too. Try these Good American straight-leg jeans instead.


2. Outfit Idea: Green Chelsea Boots & Skinny Jeans

I also love how this style of boot instantly modernizes skinny jeans. But in this case, you wear the boot over top of the jeans. This is one of the few boot styles I’ve found that works with both skinnies and cropped, straight-leg styles.

I also love how this style of boot instantly modernizes skinny jeans. But in this case, you wear the boot over top of the jeans.

coat | sweater | jeans | boots | purse

Fit Notes: I’ve since tried on that rag & bone topcoat and…I don’t love it. It looks great from the front, but the shoulders didn’t lay quite right. Instead, I recommend — WHOA! This green plaid topcoat that literally JUST showed up! Nordstrom, you sneaky devil. But if you want something more neutral (not in the NSale), Vince has a gorgeous one, and Abercrombie has a pretty belted one that’s on major sale.

3. Outfit Idea: Green Chelsea Boots & A Dress

These boots can also work with dresses. If it’s cold, add thick black tights, bare legs can work, too. I usually wear thick socks under my boots. Either make sure the sock is shorter (so it doesn’t show) or look for longer black socks. The very top of the sock can peek out (and prevents the boot from rubbing on your legs).

These boots can also work with dresses. If it's cold, add thick black tights, bare legs can work, too. I usually wear thick socks under my boots.

dress | boots | purse

Fit Notes: The dress is made from a ribbed, t-shirt material, but a really flattering, substantial one. Fit is TTS, and it’s a dream to wear. One of my fav finds from the Nordstrom Sale.


4. Outfit Idea: Dress ‘Em Up With Faux-Fur

This one is just for fun. Love the idea of leaning in hard on that green theme, and almost making a monochromatic outfit (without having to dress in head-to-toe green). I am not that into St. Patrick’s Day, so.

Love the idea of leaning in hard on that green theme, and almost making a monochromatic outfit (without having to dress in head-to-toe green)

coat | shirt | bra | jeans | boots | purse

Fit Notes: Dammit — I think I like the wash on these Veronica Beard jeans even better than my Levi’s. Hmmm. Always so hard to tell online. But check out that mesh top from Zella!! So fun over a tank top or — if you dare — a bra.


Looks Like A Trend: Shop More Green Boots

Sooo…it turns out that green boots are everywhere. Did we stumble upon a trend? Is this now a thing? If the fall merch in the NSale is any indicator, then YES. Green boots might be a fun (and practical) trend to try this fall. So to that end, I rounded up some green boots that could be worn with the outfits pictured above.

NOTE: In general, I find that a boot with a 5.5″ shaft is high enough to juuust slide under most of my cropped jeans. Any shorter and it doesn’t seem to work. So I only included boots with shaft that is *supposedly* at least 5.5″. (And taller folks might need an even higher shaft).

xo,

S