White shoes have always been a favorite before they became trendy. And to me, combat boots are a wardrobe classic, just like the denim jacket, the black turtleneck, and the gray blazer. When Frye reached out with the their new lookbook, I spotted these white combat boots, and I was ecstatic! I’m particularly enamored by the fact that they lace up all the way without the zipper on the side, and the shade of white is perfect. I knew I could play with them all fall/winter all the way through spring. The shade white is both refreshing and unexpected.
I decided to try two very different looks with my new favorite boots. One denim, one colorful while keeping fall in mind.
The denim look featured a short denim skirt, an old thrifted denim shirt, a short jacket with Grace Jones embroidered on the back by a dear friend, a bigger denim jacket (also thrifted), a big headwrap, and pineapple socks for added fun. Denim on denim on denim has always been one of my favorite looks in fashion. There are countless ways to do it! And it never gets old.
For the second look, I played with color. I put together a few of my favorite warm shades, and toned them down with an army green jacket. You should know by know that color blocking, mixing, and clashing are not just hobbies of mine, they’re passions. I chose a flowy bright orange summery dress, and paired it with with bright yellow stockings. I love a good contrast. Not just in color, but also in style. What better way to contrast a bright summery dress than to tone it down with an green army jacket with giant pockets for snacks? You can twirl and reach for a tangerine or a handful of chocolate covered almonds.
I had a lot of fun with both looks because they’re both ME. Each look makes me feel different, but both are fun and laid back. The colorful one is a perfect summer to fall transition outfit. I believe clothes should be seasonless. So I can’t just wear my summer dresses during the summer. A pair of combat boots can always help with that transition.
What do you think? Which look do you prefer?