It's seriously getting close to riding boot season!!! Oh, I'm excited. Even though we've had some chilly days (mostly just chilly mornings) here in Manhattan, I really can't wear boots until it's "officially" fall– I think it's more of a mental thing more than anything. And that day is just a few days away! (September 22 to be precise.)
Growing up in Florida, boots were really never necessary. Obviously I loved the way they looked in those back-to-school catalogs, but they were completely unnecessary. I wore Jack Rogers nearly year round throughout high school... maybe the occasional ballet flat. (Wait, actually... I only wore closed toed shoes when we had to for Chemistry. HA.)
Anyway, moving to DC for school was so amazing wardrobe-wise. Corduroys? YAY! Coats? YAY! Sweaters? YAY!
Riding Boots? YAY x 1000!
The one thing about riding boots is that they tend to be more expensive than most shoes, but if you buy the right pair and take (decent) care of them they should last a while. I got a pair of brown Tory Burch riding boots the fall of my freshman year, and they are still going strong. I've had them resoled a couple of times (Georgetown cobblestones are shoe killers), but that was totally worth it.
From Top to Bottom:
I love that you can really go for all kinds of shades. From light tan all the way across the spectrum to black.
This was a picture I took for College Fashionista and I'm still in love with it. Both girls (they're sisters!) are wearing Madewell boots!
When are you officially pulling out your riding boots? What do you wear them with? What's your favorite brand?