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Every woman should have a pair of elegant and trusty boots in her closet. Not only do they look great but they also serve a very important purpose – providing comfort and protection to the person wearing them. There are so many gorgeous boot designs that choosing just a couple of pairs can prove to be daunting. Many high-fashion designers rely on boots to elevate the look of their models as they strut in their creations on the runway. Fall collections are rife with boots of all manner of fantastic designs, which is why many women look forward to this season. High heels are sexy and ballet flats are sweet and cute but there is just something about wearing a beautiful pair of boots that makes a woman exude class and sensuality.
Currently, there is a broad spectrum of women’s boots in the market designed by various well-known designers. A pair of designer boots can cost a hefty amount of money, which is not the most ideal expense in this age of economic struggle. Fortunately, discount boots are available to those of us who are on a tight budget but still want to look stylish. A lot of the designs are inspired by designer boots but with minor modifications and less expensive materials. As a result, it is now possible for regular women to mix up their outfits by owning more than one pair of boots.
Stick with the Essentials
As affordable as they are, you don’t need to get a pair of every style of boots. In fact, there are only five investment pieces that you need to cover your entire wardrobe. Naturally, you will need to have a few casual pairs for everyday use such as rider boots and stacked booties. It was Nancy Sinatra who once said that “boots are made for walking” and she was truly on to something. Rider boots and motorcycle boots are favorites among women who are on the go and prefer a more laid-back style and maximum comfort. However, these boots are by no means unflattering as their designs range from rugged to embellished. Knee-high rider boots are also very popular because they can be worn with jeans or a nice summer dress. Standard leather rider boots in black or tan can easily be your go-to footwear when running errands and meeting friends for lunch. On the other hand, dressier rider boots made of other materials like suede or velvet are perfect for evening parties.
Booties have also earned their spot in the essential footwear list mainly for their style and versatility. The more casual stacked bootie often has a wider heel and is ideal for walking around the city. The dressier type of bootie is less comfortable because of its thinner and higher heel, as well as the absence of a slight platform at the front of the shoe. However, dressy booties go very well with sophisticated outfits because they come in bright colors and various embellishments. Stiletto boots are unique in their own way because they can be both casual and dressy. They are considered appropriate work shoes but they can also be worn with an elegant frock at night. Wellington boots are obvious essentials because their main purpose is to protect your feet from harsh weather conditions such as rain or snow. Thankfully, even these utilitarian boots come in feminine designs now so that your toes can stay snug without compromising style.
This article was written by Amanda Walters, an experienced freelance writer and regular contributor to Huffington Post. Follow her here: @Amanda_W84