Wednesday, November 7, 2012

i don't know if I can do it...

Guys, when the Pretty Woman over the knee boot craze started a few seasons ago, I said I would NEVER do it...I just can't get those images out of my head (Julia Roberts using a marker to cover the scuffs in her boots and unzipping one to pull a condom out), and I still do not like them with dresses. But over jeans I am starting to like them - Apparently I am easily swayed, especially by my style icon, Emmanuelle Alt.


But I am going to tone them down a bit ( I live in the Bible Belt, people) by trying flat boots. These from Zara:

I am nervous for some reason. Will let you know how it goes...
E

4 comments:

The Cuban In My Coffee said...

I loved this trend when it came out and I still do! Maybe if you want to play it safe try an option that's less hard. I have a pair of the leather ones and admittedly have to be careful with the styling, but I also bought a beautiful pair from Loeman's of all places in a soft velvet and they are just stunning and some how less severe in that more feminine style. Good luck, but go for it!

Lily said...

Love the pair from Zara...a flat pair will definitely look less pretty woman!

xxLily
goldandgray.com

The Now said...

I think if you start with flats, you can do it. Or black otk boots with black jeans/pants is a good start too. Ugh I love emmanuelle Alt too. She is soooo chic!

xo
The Now Style Book

Studio One Design said...

The key to not looking like a street walker is to exercise some very keen matching. The pair you have chosen are really wonderful (very smart to opt for flats!). Match to a leather belt, a beautiful leather jacket, a stunning shoulder bag. Skip the long tee shirt and wear your top tucked-in - it looks more tailored. The more 'designed' you look, the greater legitimacy the boots will enjoy. Fashionistas frequently state their dislike for what they term 'matchy-matchy', but the fact remains that the most winning looks actually show some forethought...