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. 

The Vince Henderson Chelsea Boot & the Aquatalia block-heeled booties, both in army green, are #NSale outfitmakers. Proof: 9 fall outfit ideas.
Aquatalia (Left)| Vince (Right) | Denim | Cardigan | Bag

Aquatalia Vs Vince Booties: What They Have In Common

-Both are ABSOLUTELY beautiful boots
-Equally comfortable with supportive footbeds
-Nice distribution of weight with block heels
-Weatherproof
-Similar reputations from high-quality luxe brands
-Comparable pricing

Pros Of The Aquatalia Block-Heel Booties

The Vince Henderson Chelsea Boot & the Aquatalia block-heeled booties, both in army green, are #NSale outfitmakers. Proof: 9 fall outfit ideas.

Aquatalia | Denim | Sweater | Bag

-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

The Vince Henderson Chelsea Boot & the Aquatalia block-heeled booties, both in army green, are #NSale outfitmakers. Proof: 9 fall outfit ideas.

Vince | Denim | Sweater | Bag

-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.

Aquatalia Vs. Vince

*Aquatalia on the left, Vince on the right*

1. Army Green Booties With All Black

Yes to black cardigans and super stretchy jeans…always and forever.

The Vince Henderson Chelsea Boot & the Aquatalia block-heeled booties, both in army green, are #NSale outfitmakers. Proof: 9 fall outfit ideas.

AquataliaVince
Denim | Tee | Cardigan | Bag 

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.

The Vince Henderson Chelsea Boot & the Aquatalia block-heeled booties, both in army green, are #NSale outfitmakers. Proof: 9 fall outfit ideas.

AquataliaVince 
Denim | Sweater | Bag

3. Army Green Booties +  Stripes

One of my favorite tops right now!

The Vince Henderson Chelsea Boot & the Aquatalia block-heeled booties, both in army green, are #NSale outfitmakers. Proof: 9 fall outfit ideas.

AquataliaVince 
Denim | Alternative Denim | Sweater | Bag 

4. Army Green Booties + Mixed Animal Prints

I’m not in love with this tee or the bag, but you get the idea. 

The Vince Henderson Chelsea Boot & the Aquatalia block-heeled booties, both in army green, are #NSale outfitmakers. Proof: 9 fall outfit ideas.

AquataliaVince 
Denim | Tee | Bag

5. With Other Shades of Green

I definitely like the Vince boots better here because they’re not as matchy-matchy with the sweater.

The Vince Henderson Chelsea Boot & the Aquatalia block-heeled booties, both in army green, are #NSale outfitmakers. Proof: 9 fall outfit ideas.

AquataliaVince 
Denim | SweaterBag

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.

The Vince Henderson Chelsea Boot & the Aquatalia block-heeled booties, both in army green, are #NSale outfitmakers. Proof: 9 fall outfit ideas.

AquataliaVince
Denim | Tee | Cardigan | Bag | Mask

7. Army Green Booties + All The Blues

The sweater below has only limited sizes, but this one in a lighter shade (and under $100) or this one in a darker shade look really pretty as well. 

The Vince Henderson Chelsea Boot & the Aquatalia block-heeled booties, both in army green, are #NSale outfitmakers. Proof: 9 fall outfit ideas.

AquataliaVince 
Denim | Sweater | Alternative Sweater | Alternative Sweater 

8. Army Green Booties + A White Tee

The Vince Henderson Chelsea Boot & the Aquatalia block-heeled booties, both in army green, are #NSale outfitmakers. Proof: 9 fall outfit ideas.

AquataliaVince 
Denim | Tee | Bag

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. 

The Vince Henderson Chelsea Boot & the Aquatalia block-heeled booties, both in army green, are #NSale outfitmakers. Proof: 9 fall outfit ideas.

AquataliaVince 
Denim | Jacket | Tee | Mask

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. 

-Linzi

 

12 COMMENTS

  1. Ugh, I went to check out the dansko and none in my size! Boo! I tried the Vince, too high for me, but loving your comparison and the Aquatalia are now on my radar! thank you for doing this!

  2. I’m loving the Vince boots! I think the taller shaft makes every outfit look cooler and sleeker. Plus I definitely think you should choose whichever boots make you feel the happiest to put on! Versatile is one thing, but if you love them, it’ll show.

  3. Vince. Hands down. I like the Aquatalia booties but feel like the taller shaft of the Vince boots give a fresh look to non- skinny jeans. You probably already have a pair of booties in your closet similar to the Aquatalia pair.

  4. It’s the Vince, for me! The contrast with the gore and heel feels fresher and more modern to me (without sliding into “trendy” and being impossible to wear in future seasons) and I think the higher shaft is much more flattering and easy to style with more options.

  5. Can’t go wrong with either. To me, the Vince look a tad edgier and the taller shaft is a bonus. The Aquatalia seem a smidge more polished. Thanks for another helpful shoe post!

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