Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Fall’s Top 3 BOOTS That You MUST-HAVE

The unfortunate end of the summer season means the highly anticipated rise of fall fashion essentials is finally upon us.

Any true shoe-woman knows that boots are the most crucial fashion apparel for fall and winter – sexy, comfortable, warm and weather proof. Although we Mississippians know that it doesn’t get cold, cold until mid- to end of October – that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the oh-so-stylish perks of fetching fall fashion now.

Essential #1 OTK… Over-The-Knee Boots
Essential because whether your preference is the OTK on a wedge, paired with a heel, or has a flat bottom, these traffic-stopping boots are so aggressively chic and they make all other cold-weather options look passé. Try Steve Madden's
Suede Focuss Boots ($230) for two look-a-like above-the-knee options!
After all, no matter what you pair them with, we are certain that these super boots will save the day—or at least your ensemble!


Essential #2 Booties
Doesn’t matter the material, color, peep toe or not, heel height, zip up, lace up, pull on, or such, booties are by-far our favorite. With the ever so increasingly popular jeggings (jeans style/fabric + leggings) paired with a long cardigan, these will add enough funk to the outfit!

Try these suede, lace up Steve Madden’s Dessertt Booties ($119.95) in Cognac is a cool combination of construction and desert boot. For a day of shopping or a night at the clubs, these booties are to-die-for this fall season Pair it with a skirt, shorts, cropped or not skinny jeans, jeggings, or even a dress. Almost every designer has a suede, lace up style bootie out this fall, and there is only one reason why – the demand of hot + comfort + style is inevitable.
This faux snake print peep toe bootie is for the daring. Its stacked platform makes it seductive yet classy enough to wear with a Little Dress Dress. The
Now or Never by Luichiny ($89) is a good right-now shoe… a transitional shoe. For the daring, try this bootie with some designed leggings or tights as the temperature drops to extend your wear.

Booties seem to work with well with the tall and the short (vertically challenged) woman. And please note that it will be around for awhile, so go ahead and invest in an eye-catching, comfortable, and quality pair.


Essential #3 Short Boots

The short boots made a huge showing last fall and winter, only to return bigger and better. Even a vast selection of hues of short boots has taken off. Check out Antik Batik’s
Camden Short Boot ($420) in Dark Grey.

Buckles, studs, and cutouts seem to be one of the many detailing to short boots. Try these Pierre Dumas’s
Orchid Booties ($39.99) in Stone. The brass buckle adds just enough flavor to this short boot and is just what you need to pull you into the next season.


We didn’t forget the oh-so-faithful knee boots. They are still a staple in the history books and tucked away in our closets or under our beds awaiting the cold. But the aforementioned three styles are most definitely the cream of the ‘boot’ crop. Now that we have done all the heavy-lifting, we hope you run faster than a speeding bullet to pick up a pair of your own OTKs, booties, and/or the short boots!

This article was written by Theresa G. Kennedy of Red August, an online boutique that focuses on shoes for women and men, handbags, jewelry, and accessories. Red August does offer Shoes by Appointments and available for Ladies’ Night Out events.