Now that summer is officially over I can’t wait to start wearing my fall wardrobe. But the weather can be challenging – chilly one day and hot and humid the next. That’s where those tricky transition pieces come in handy. You know, the ones that have a Fall, crisp-weather vibe, but still work when the thermometer is stuck in the 70s and 80s. Footwear can make or break an outfit, and shoes and boots are a great place to start your transition wardrobe. Cowboy boots never go out of style, and this year’s take on the boot features short, ankle height kickers as the “Must Have” footwear for fashionistas everywhere. Ranging in style from the classic stitched, pointed toe, to boots with a biker feel to a more delicate bootie with a mid to high heel, there is something for everyone out there. DSW.com has a great selection of reasonably priced boots, including the Monet 3 Studded Boot by Miss Me, a bargain at $29.95, and the Yonder Distressed Bootie by Rocket Dog for $49.95.
For a more sophisticated look, log onto Shopbop.com and check out Rosegold’s Liz Suede Booties with a strap. Available in black and a delicious shade of olive green, these boots work with jeans or skirts and will take you well past fall into winter. These boots retail for $178.00
You can never go wrong with Frye boots. They are expensive but all good investment pieces are. And you’ll wear them year after year, season after season. My favorite this year is the Billy Short Boot, available in a variety of neutral and crazy colors, at Zappos.com.