Ask CF: How Do I Wear the Suede Desert Booties Trend?

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Suede desert booties

Product Info (Top-Bottom, L-R): Aeo Desert Boot, Kors Michael Kors Divina, Andre Wedge Boot, Knack for Khaki Boot, Steven by Steve Madden Pembroke

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Dear CF,

I've recently seen a lot of people wearing tan suede desert booties EVERYWHERE and I definitely want to get into that trend, but I'm not sure what to wear with them.  If you had any ideas that would help a lot!  Thanks!


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Dear Inspiration,

Suede desert boots have become a huge trend over the past few seasons, thanks to their versatility and range of styles: they come in flat, wedge, and heeled options of various heights making them work with just about any wardrobe.

Below, I've created three sample outfits to show you how to wear them. In these particular outfits, I chose to use a heeled pair, but other varieties (including different fabrics, colors, and heel heights) would work just as well for any of these looks. I hope you find these outfits inspirational and I hope you have fun trying out your own outfit combinations!



Outfit #1

Ask CF-Suede Desert Boots-Outfit 1

Product Information: Jacket, Shirt, Ring, Jeans, Bag, Earrings, Boots

The basis of this outfit is an all-American pairing of jeans and a t-shirt, but a careful use of accessories will take this rather simple outfit to the next level. Jackets are one of my favorite ways to spice up an outfit and I love this structured, military-green one. A cool statement cocktail ring will add a bright pop of color, while some pretty heart studs add a simple shine to the look. This brown bag is a practical addition, and of course, we have these awesome suede booties that are the topic of our post.

Outfit #2

Ask CF-Desert Boots-Outfit 2

Product Information: Tights, Tunic, Jacket, BootsScarf, Black RingLeaf Ring

Another cool way to wear these boots is to wear them with a long tunic button-up and some cable-knit leggings. A simple brown parka is a classic piece to add to your wardrobe and it would look great with this outfit. A mustard-colored neck scarf and some fun rings pull together the finished look.

Outfit #3

Ask CF-Desert Boots-Outfit 3

Product Information: Jacket, Necklace, Dress, Boots, Belt, Earrings, Tights

This outfit proves that these boots can also easily be worn with a dress. This black long-sleeved version is great because a simple switch in accessories allows it to be dressed up or down. For this particular outfit, I chose to dress it down with a denim jacket. I have been loving the look of colored tights recently so I thought these maroon ones would be a fun way to rock the trend. A leopard print belt, geometric necklace, and simple gold studs complete the outfit.

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What do you think?

What do you think about the desert bootie trend? Do you own a pair? Have you been wanting to get some? What would you wear them with? Did you like the outfits I came up with? Which one is your favorite? Please leave a comment below to let us know what you think!

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