Sometimes when I have no idea what I want to wear, I like to decide what shoes I want to wear and work from there. Most people I know usually pick out their outfits and then pick out their shoes. But most of the time, I find my shoes inspire my best outfits.
Given that it's winter and most of us are living in boots right now, for this week's edition of Outfits Under $100, I've created 3 outfits centered around 3 pairs of boots. The best part? Each outfit, including the boots, costs under $100!
Outfit 1: Girly Biker (Total: $95.78)
These boots are the perfect combination of fierce and sexy. These ankle booties are a twist on the military boots trend: The chunky heels - which are also hot this season - add a feminine flare, while the rivet details and buckles add edgy appeal. Add a jacket and some mineral washed leggings to complete this biker look. To keep the outfit a little more feminine, I've added this peach-hued shirt that gives off a soft, flirty vibe.
Outfit #2: Downtown Chic (Total: $94.42)
This casual look is perfect for going to class or just hanging out at the lounge. Geometric prints are everywhere this season and these boots from ZARA are a great way to try the trend. When wearing low cut boots, what you wear on the bottom is crucial. Skinny jeans or leggings allow the pants to be easily tucked into the boots without excess fabric spillover. This off-the-shoulder skull shirt is perfect for any casual occasion and the leather cross-body bag is the perfect touch to match your boots.
Outfit #3: Taller is Better (Total: Under $75!)
If you live somewhere chilly, you probably know that tights and leggings don't always cut it when it comes to staying warm. The cold weather used to stop me from wearing my favorite dresses in the winter. But thigh-high boots changed everything! They come up high enough to cover a good portion of your legs without taking away from an outfit. Now I love wearing them over tights or leggings to stay extra warm in my dresses.
Because thigh-high boots make such a statement, I've chosen to pair these gorgeous flat suede boots with a simple but sexy sweater dress. A basic envelope clutch and a statement bracelet finish the look. Just add tights or leggings (and your favorite coat, of course) for a perfect winter night out look!
Now I want to hear from you! What are your must-have boots this winter? How do you like to wear your favorite pair of boots? Which outfit is your favorite? And like always, if you've found a great deal recently, please share!