When it comes to boots…sometimes they all start to look the same. For this fall, though, I’ve been MORE than pleasantly surprised with several interesting arrivals to the comfortable boot scene.
First, we have the Paul Green Dynamic Boots that I tried, and that Emily masterfully styled here. They are total WOW boots (and not as shiny in person). Second, we have the light grey Aquatalia booties that I wore in this post and loved. The light color makes boring outfits POP, and they are total stunners. And finally…in first place (well…at least as of today) are the army green weatherproof booties that look good with EVERYTHING. The problem is, I fell in love with two different pairs.
Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks: Army Green Chelsea Booties
As I was doing my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale selfies, I realized I was gravitating toward green booties for almost every outfit. Black skinny jeans? Green booties. Blue crop flares? Green booties. MOTHER fray hems? Green booties. They’re super-versatile and a cool bootie refresh if you’re sick of black and tan and brown, but don’t necessarily want a statement boot. I tried on and loved the Vince Henderson Chelsea Boot in color “militaire” with my initial round of Anni Sale selfies (they are goooooorgeous), but then the Aquatalia booties in the color “herb” showed up, and they are equally as impressive.
So…I do what I always do. I try both pairs on with ALL the things and evaluate the pros and cons.
-Both are ABSOLUTELY beautiful boots
-Equally comfortable with supportive footbeds
-Nice distribution of weight with block heels
-Similar reputations from high-quality luxe brands
Pros Of The Aquatalia Block-Heel Booties
-Polished and luxe look
-Easy to transition from casual to professional
-Modern while still maintaining a classic vibe
-Good potential (with classic vibe) as a forever-closet boot
-Side zipper (although I had no problem with the Vince boots without a zipper)
-Shorter 4 inch shaft –shows a little skin or sock with cropped denim (a plus or minus depending on your style)
Pros Of The Vince Chelsea Booties
-Super-fun to wear — makes every outfit more interesting
-Current and stylish vibe
-Nice 5-inch shaft that fits perfectly under straight/flare denim, but also good with skinnies
-Nice height (3-inch heel), but does not feel too high (great for flares)
-Edgier look with lugged sole and platform
-Color can be read in certain light as army green or brown
Several of us tried the Vince Henderson Chelsea boot, so you can also take a look at them on Kat, Julieta and Shana. Also…there are a ton of great army green boot options (besides these two) at the bottom of the post! Options in different price ranges and styles are always a good thing.
Fall Outfit Ideas: 9 Ways To Wear Army Green Booties
Think quick grocery store runs, socially-distanced park playdates, and hopefully a few dinners al fresco.
1. Army Green Booties With All Black
2. Army Green Booties + Light Sweaters & Blue Denim
This Vince sweater is pretty dreamy. I sized up for a slouchier fit, but TTS if you want it more fitted.
3. Army Green Booties + Stripes
One of my favorite tops right now!
4. Army Green Booties + Mixed Animal Prints
I’m not in love with this tee or the bag, but you get the idea.
5. With Other Shades of Green
I definitely like the Vince boots better here because they’re not as matchy-matchy with the sweater.
6. Army Green Booties + Black, White & A Tie Cardigan
Don’t forget, of course, to add in your favorite mask. These are soft, comfortable, and actually breathable.
7. Army Green Booties + All The Blues
8. Army Green Booties + A White Tee
9. Army Green Booties Styled For Rain
Ummmm….yes, I am beyond ridiculous. I guess this is a great look for when it’s raining inside your house…oh, and also random people showed up in your bedroom… so you needed to mask up.
I haven’t decided yet which booties I’ll be wearing this fall (or if I’ll go with a green clog bootie instead), but I WILL have a green boot this fall. That’s for sure. The two I tried are on MAJOR sale in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but still on the very pricey side, so I’m including some other great green bootie options below.
Shop More Army Green Booties
Shop Outfit Pieces I’m Wearing From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
So do we have any strong opinions guys? Yesterday, I was leaning toward the more classic Aquatalia…today I’m leaning toward the more fun Vince booties. I don’t think I can go wrong with either, but you know I always love hearing your opinions.