I found myself trying on yet another pair of Frye boots last week…after searching for the perfect white bootie–not too white, not too ivory–I landed on the Reed bootie. Gah. So good. As I was taking pics for my recent boots-to-wear-with-straight-leg-jeans post, I realized the boots I keep year after year…are Frye boots!
Frye Boots Are Timeless & Always Look On-Trend
I try on a ton of boots, friends. Some stick around for a little bit and some I tend to donate or sell after a season, but the ones that continually stay around in my collection, year after year…Frye.
I also realized while prepping this post that I in fact had yet another pair of vintage Frye boots hiding in my closet. Haha. Problem? Or awesome? I think the latter. Oh boy, and then I find these on sale (quite a few pairs on sale at Frye.com! + additional sizes here) that I may need to also add to my collection! Goodness.
Good thing though, these boots last forever, break-in so well, and always seem to stay or come back into fashion, no matter the style. Let’s check out my tried and true favs. (And there’s a whole video at the end with details and try-on’s, too!)
These are just the perfect not-too-white boot I’ve been searching for. They’re a lovely nubuck suede that I treated with a protectant for my lovely rainy weather here. They’re comfy, flattering, and just add a fresh look to outfits without saying HERE ARE LAURA’S SHOES when I walk by. I love the nod to western styling without leaning too cowboy. Size up a 1/2 size in these as they run a little small.
Badass as they come, the Frye harness boots are some of my very favs. I’ve had a few variations over the years, but these black mid-calf boots are where it’s at for a timeless moto boot. (The Frye Veronica short has a similar look but a bit more pulled-in at the top, for wearing under jeans, too!) They even look rad over skinny jeans, but I tend to stick to black jeans for a seamless, longer-leg look. I swear these never wear out. This post does have me wanting to grab some shoe polish on my next trip to Target, though. Heh.
You can tell these are some of my most-worn. See more ideas to style them for everyday right here. They can be styled in a variety of ways, but my fav is with cropped jeans. I’ve tried a TON of colors of these on over the years and the most versatile to me is the tan. They go with every denim color and don’t read quite as heavy as the black, but of course, those are a rad choice if you need a black combat boot. I’m set with my Docs and AllSaints in that category, so I liked something a bit different here.
These are like the summer cousin of the moto boot above. I just got them earlier this year and wore the heck out of them in warmer temps. They’re the perfect transitional shoe and something a little more badass than sandals. (I’ve yet to find a real badass sandal so stay tuned for that hunt!)
Last but not least, we have the western chelsea style, Sacha. Somehow these are the comfiest of them all! They have a cushioned footbed and they’re so great for wearing with cropped jeans. Again, I find this natural leather shade so easy to wear with any wash of jean, but unfortunately low in stock. The black and cognac colors are readily available right now though and are solid choices. I love the combo of mod and western in these boots and they break in beautifully, like all the rest.
And if you want a closer look, I did a little video…
Shop Frye Boots
I’ve noticed the various styles come in and out of stock, so I’ve tried to link to a couple of different retailers below to browse for your size. Some styles though seem to sell out year after year, so hop on it if you see your style in your size, especially on sale!
Are you a Frye fan-girl, too? What’s your favorite style? If you’re looking for a great investment boot to put on your wishlist this year, these!
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