We want you to love your look, but getting dressed can be hard work. . In January, that can be even harder. It's cold, dark, after dreary around Northeast Ohio.
What can cheer a fashion-conscious Clevelander up? It's also boot season. 😊😊😍😍
WKYC’s Sara Shookman teamed up with Hallie Abrams of The Wardrobe Consultant to find the three essential boots for 2019. Hallie is a native Clevelander, and a stylist for real people in real life. She knows trends and how to best incorporate them around the CLE. You can find out more about her here. She took us to Nordstrom at Beachwood Place to keep us current for around $100 a pair.
The Wardrobe Consultant's Three Boots every woman needs in 2019:
1. The Sock Bootie
Hallie says current trends are all about playing with proportions. While a sock bootie doesn't have to be fabric, it must hug your ankle to create a great line with cropped pants or skirts and dresses. No cankles here!
Hallie’s rocking this pair by Jeffrey Cambell:
And there are plenty of other affordable ways to try the trend!
1901 Whitaker Boot - $51.98
Halogen Alexa Boot - $77.96
Steve Madden Care Boot - $89.90
Dolce Vita Echo Sock Boot - $79.97
Mia McKinley Sock Bootie - $49.97
2. The Utilitarian Boot
Sometimes you do have to trudge through snow and ice. The practical and stylish answer this year is a utilitarian boot with a great sole. The one Hallie chose also has on trend shearling cuffs and bright laces.
Elana is wearing a style by Steve Madden:
You can shop even more options here:
Steve Madden Buzzer Boot - $89.95
Dr. Scholl’s Sentinel Boot- $79.90 https://rstyle.me/n/ddug54ceqdf
TOMS Alpine Boot - $96.99 https://rstyle.me/n/ddug7gceqdf
3. The OTK (Over-The-Knee) boot
Over-the-knee boots can be intimidating, but they don't have to be. Hallie showed us how the right style can be comfortable, but add a fresh edge to a jeans and sweater look. Again, it's all about proportion.
Sara tried a pair by Jeffrey Campbell:
And you can shop even more styles below:
Sam Edelman Hai Knee Boot - $96.88
Steve Madden Brinkley Over the Knee - $99.90
Many us probably have knee-high boots from a few years ago. You don't have to toss them just yet! Instead, pair them with a tunic, or longer hemmed skirt to keep that proportion of "leg" or jean showing the same.
For styling tucks and pointers to Love Your Look, make sure to watch the extended video below:
Also, Hallie sends out a free weekly newsletter with helpful hints on all kinds of fashion dilemmas. Check out her blog and sign up here.