Last year, Who What Wear shocked readers after they somehow convinced 14 bloggers to publicly admit something no girl wants to say out loud—their number. Most girls would shy away from such questions, blushing at the mere thought of exposing one of their most personal facts. But these girls didn't hesitate.
That's right: they willingly shared with the world... the number of shoes that they own.
Okay, now in all seriousness, I acknowledge that, like the bloggers from the article, my number is slightly higher than average. I love the casual look of simple ballet flats. I love wearing a pair of heels to boost my confidence. And in the summer I love rocking a pair of wedge sandals. But I have a particular weakness for boots. Between Lyst's coverage of the must-have boots for next season, and the trick to wearing western wear without looking like a cowboy, my shoe dreams lately have featured nothing but boots. In fact, I was a little disappointed at the lack of boots featured by the bloggers in Who What Wear's article.
I know some people just aren't a fan of boots—I don't understand them, I just know they're out there. But if you're still on the fence about this fashion statement and hesitant to purchase a pair, I have a few tips to ease your concerns.
First, all boots are not created equal. There are some more masculine varieties, like combat and desert boots, but there are just as many, if not more, varieties that can look flirty and feminine. If you want something lighter, go for an ankle boot with a skinny high heel.
Second, boots aren't seasonally limited. This means that they're not exclusively for cold weather months anymore. Ankle boots, high heel, and wedge boots can all be worn with dresses that aren't floor length, as well as with shorts and rompers when it's warm.
Third, people aren't going to think that you're desperate to be in a "spaghetti western" just because you wear cowboy boots. Cowboy boots have evolved far beyond life on the ranch. As demonstrated by All Women Talk, today's styles look amazing when paired with a flowing sun or maxi dress, as well as with a pair of skinny jeans or leggings.
And finally, boots are not uncomfortable. I'm not sure where this rumor started, but I have a few friends who are convinced that boots are like torture chambers. Personally I think they're as comfortable as a pair of well-worn ballet flats. And besides, if you're willing to subject your poor piggies to the average height of a Louis Vuitton pump, then boots should be a piece of cake. Regardless, if your boots are painful, you're likely wearing the wrong size. Get professionally measured at the store to make sure you choose the proper size in length and width.
Now you have no excuse—Go out and buy a pair of boots today! And in case you were wondering, my number is only 14... But, that is just counting my boots...
Thank you for stopping by today! xo