Bootie Refresh: 3 Easy Trends That Work With Sweaters & Jeans

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It’s Winter Slump Time…cue Saturday Night Live Debbie Downer voiceover “wah-waaaah”. Sorry guys…It’s cold. It’s gray. I’m done wearing playful holiday pieces, and have officially moved on to soft, plain, neutral-colored sweaters and comfortable jeans.

Don’t you DARE try to inspire me to ditch my Sweater And Jeans Winter Slump Uniform–it’s NOT happening.

Jeans Outfit Inspo: Bootie Refresh To Combat The Winter Blues

I AM, however, willing to play around a bit with some shoe updates. That feels A LOT more manageable. Especially when there are some super easy-to-wear bootie trends that can work with my go-to winter slump attire.

Square-toed booties, blue chelsea boots & ankle boots in tones of ecru & bone...we're playing w/ a shoe refresh for outfit ideas to combat the winter slump.

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1. Incorporate A Light-Colored Bootie

Square-toed booties, blue chelsea boots & ankle boots in tones of ecru & bone...we're playing w/ a shoe refresh for outfit ideas to combat the winter slump.

This is my favorite bootie refresh and the one I’ve been wearing the most. Feels just fresh enough and easy to incorporate into any wardrobe. I’ve been wearing my Everlane Ecru Day Gloves with a black sweater and light-colored blue denim, all black, my olive cardigan, and with monochromatic blues (and a pop of ecru).

Square-toed booties, blue chelsea boots & ankle boots in tones of ecru & bone...we're playing w/ a shoe refresh for outfit ideas to combat the winter slump.

Blue Denim | Black Denim | Blue Sweater | Dark Navy Sweater | Tan Sweater (similar) | Olive Cardigan | Black Scoop Neck | Booties

2. Switch To A Square-Toed Bootie

Square-toed booties, blue chelsea boots & ankle boots in tones of ecru & bone...we're playing w/ a shoe refresh for outfit ideas to combat the winter slump.

If you want to stick with your fav colored bootie (for many of you, that’s black), but still want an update, an easy refresh is a switch to the square toe. You don’t need to change any of your normal styling. Wear your favorite outfits but with a square toe instead of pointy or round.

Pretty much, the easiest bootie refresh available. I REALLY wanted to try these, because they’re GORGEOUS….ahh that brown trim on the black is perfect (and they come in a cream color as well)– but they were back-ordered when I was shopping. They are restocked, but selling out fast AGAIN. If anyone has them, let me know their comfort level.

Square-toed booties, blue chelsea boots & ankle boots in tones of ecru & bone...we're playing w/ a shoe refresh for outfit ideas to combat the winter slump.

Black Denim | Blue Denim | Black Scoop Neck | Dark Navy Sweater | Tan Sweater (similar) | Booties

3. Rock ANY Shade Of Blue Bootie

Square-toed booties, blue chelsea boots & ankle boots in tones of ecru & bone...we're playing w/ a shoe refresh for outfit ideas to combat the winter slump.

Classic blue is the Pantone Color of the Year, but as Laura points out in her post, that particular shade is VERY hard to find…especially in a bootie. Any blue, though, is a pretty fun refresh to replace your brown and black “go-tos”. The ones pictured are so freakin’ cool — and comfortable enough, but you know I like my comfort brands, so I’ve been wearing these Fly Londons any time I would normally throw on my brown clogs. They almost always work to make whatever I’m wearing a bit more interesting. You could really make a statement with monochromatic whites/creams and then a pop of blue with your booties, but light blue denim and all black also looks great with blue-hued booties.

Square-toed booties, blue chelsea boots & ankle boots in tones of ecru & bone...we're playing w/ a shoe refresh for outfit ideas to combat the winter slump.

Blue Denim | Black Denim | Black Scoop Neck | Blue Sweater | Dark Navy Sweater | Booties

Any other wardrobe updates you’re considering that wouldn’t disrupt my Cold-weather Sweater And Jeans Uniform?

-Linzi

7 COMMENTS

  1. Can you please link the jeans you are wearing in the top photo, on the steps? Looks navy, loose threading at bottom of jean is also navy. Thanks!

  2. What size are you wearing in the Everlane jeans? I’m 5’2” as well, and I believe I would be a similar size. I’m having a hard time deciding what size to order…

    • I’m wearing size 27, which is the size I wear in most denim brands. For reference, I’m 5’2, 130lbs, and pear shaped. The 27’s are a tad snug, but not uncomfortable. They don’t stretch much during the day, though, so if you want a looser more relaxed fit, I would consider sizing up. If you want them to fit snuggly, though, I’d say go with your regular denim sizing. Hope that helps!

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