Take a chic step forward with the help of some extra height. Stilettos in a flashy oxblood bring attitude to an LBD, while block-heeled booties spiff up fashiony sweat pants. Feeling more badass? Try a rad pair of combat boots.
I know, you're thinking Kinky Boots. But these thigh-highs have a more country- and less showy- appeal in rich, autumnal hues, complete with traditional hardware. Choose a flat sole or a thick stacked heel to read PG, and pair with a longer skirt that doesn't expose any leg. Behold, chicest tights ever.
Mod is having a moment, and these are the linchpin of any '60s- flavored rock and roll uniform. Bring them into the now with strategic cutouts, colored snakeskin, or wingtip-inspired embossing. Now just slither into the tightest drain pipe trousers you can find, and you're ready for a (remixed) sound check.
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Even if you're not quite a horse-jumping pro, you can still dress the part. A pair of calf-hugging boots in sumptuous leather bring instant polish to basics- I love them with a white oxford shirt and a trench- and they only look better with age. For a modern spin on the timeless shape, experiment with a woven motif, or go bold in a colorblock version done up in an offbeat 70s palette.
Yee haw- the Wild West is back. Only this time around the ranch is a much fancier place, thanks to boots crafted in luxe suede trimmings. Pull off the trend without looking lost on the prairie by skipping other cow-girl inspired accoutrements. That means no chambray button-downs or scene-stealing belt buckles- and definitely no spurs.