Boot season is upon us and luckily, we haven't seen style options like this in years. I don't know about you, but I'm ready to mix it up. One style I'm embracing in particular is the lace-up boot trend. Inspired by men's work boots, with a nod to the styles our pre-1920s sisters wore, this trend lives smack in the middle of masculine and feminine. There are a number of twists to this utilitarian style, featuring wedges, contrasting textures, and varying heights. Some of my favorite styles include this menswear-inspired pair by Samantha Pleet, these Chloe wedges for their urban appeal, and the true-to-Minnesota Mrs P. Hicks Canoe Boot. You could also look into trying a pair from Red Wing for their strong, masculine appeal.
A few ways to wear this style:
3. With Shorts, Tights, and Socks: Play with a menswear-inspired look by pairing these Samantha Pleet boots with high-waisted wool shorts, sheer blouse, black tights, and cable-knit socks. A blazer ties the outfit together.