If there’s one trend I’m excited about, it’s the white bootie trend. It hit hard last fall, is still the biggest thing for Spring, and will be around well into next Fall. If there’s one way to modernize your go-to pieces, it’s white boots.
I’ve been wearing the heck out of my studded pair (now on sale!!), but I’ve been on the lookout for an update for Spring: specifically, a white boot with a wooden heel. I’ve had my eye on a few….and then Bloomingdales F&F sale happened (and Nordstrom is price matching), so the end result? All of my favorites are currently 25% off.
So. I did a quick order, and thought I’d compare the results, if anyone is interested.
The Winners: DVF Devon Booties
My favorites were the wood-heeled DVF Devon booties. The leather is super soft, the heel walkable, and I like how they look with both skinnies and bare legs. However, it was CLOSE. (I do a more in-depth comparison later in the article.)
The White Boot Comparison
Vince Vaughn White Booties
These are the booties that started my white-boot-with-wood-heel obsession. These boots are soft, with a higher shaft, and a very walkable heel. My only point of contention is that the boot is pointy, which gives the whole look a slight 80’s vibe (or maybe a western vibe???). Anyway….this is not a bad thing!!!! I just happened to be looking for a 60’s mod vibe – it fits my personal style a better – but both are equally on trend! It just depends on your style.
Vince Blakely White Booties
The Blakelys are another wood-heeled, white bootie by Vince….but this time, they have that mod vibe I’m going for. Same high shaft, but with a rounded toe and taller heel. They’re also slightly creamier (less white) than the Vaughn booties. I absolutely love this pair. The heel is high, yet walkable.
DVF Devon Booties
What you need to know: These boots have the softest (and whitest) leather of the bunch. The heel wasn’t quite as high as the Vince Blakelys, but it was higher than the Vince Vaughn booties.The boot shaft, however, was a little lower than the other two which initially I thought would be a bad thing. Not so. This boot also has an interesting seam detail, and a nice knot detail on the zipper.
How The Heck Did I Decide?
Truthfully, my Mom helped. 🙂
I had already set the pointy-toe Vince Vaughn booties aside. But the Vince Blakely and DVF Devon boots? They were tied for first place. So we looked at how these boots looked with bare legs. From there….it was pretty easy.
The Vince Blakely boots had a slightly longer shaft, and they happened to hit me at a slightly unflattering spot on my legs. (This may not happen for everyone – I’m only 5’2″.) The end result is that my legs looked a lot shorter and stumpier with these boots on.
The DVF Devon boots, however, hit a little lower on my leg (and the leather was softer, too). So the net result was cute and flattering. Done.
Here’s the comparison (Vince Blakelys on the left, DVF Devons on the right):
See what I mean?