I love over-the-knee suede boots. However, being 5’9″ doesn’t make shopping for this type of boot easy. A few years ago, when the trend first came out, I gave up after a few hours at the mall: most boots had shafts that were too short to be over my knee, and another problem I ran into was that the boot shape was not suited to my leg. The wider area that was designed to match the curve of the calf was just sitting too low on my leg. I had heard of the Stuart Weitzman models, but I was definitely not going to shell out $800 for boots. I just ignored the trend for a few years, until I discovered these beauties from Free People, at a reasonable price on top of that. They had negative reviews, but most of them just said they were either too tight or too tall, which meant they were probably going to be perfect for me. And I was right! Now the problem was only to decide which color I wanted. I opted for the grey ones, since they were most likely to go with everything.
I’ve just really been into shaggy vests lately. I think they’re a good replacement for fur vests (which I grew tired of), while serving the same function: adding a nice touch to an outfit without the bulkiness of a sweater or having to struggle when putting a long sleeve in another long sleeve. #FirstWorldProblem, I know, but since vests exists and make dressing up easier, why not adopt them?
Images: Chelsea Chorpenning
This outfit cost a total of apprximately $400. It was inspired by the outfit below, which is estimated at $1000 (without the purse).
Credit: Little Blonde Book