What is the best part of summer ending? Is there anything good about it? Well, it’s the perfect time to shop for fabulous fall boots and shoes.
“Boots are the single most important accessory to update your wardrobe…jeans, leggings, absolutely everything!” exclaimed Elyce Rembos from The Green Goddess Boutique in Hinsdale. Her store carries the brand, Old Gringo, which is hard to find in this neck of the woods. She suggests investing in a pair of Ilse Jacobson rubber boots. With our rainy Septembers and Octobers, these boots are perfect to wear to all outdoor activities. They’re the perfect alternative to standing in soaking wet feet.
The tall riding boot is still a big trend this fall and should be your go-to accessory this season. Try them with skinny jeans, leggings, skirts—short and long—and dresses in varied lengths. Just leave a pair at the back door because you’ll be able to wear them every day, well into the spring.
Another great option for fall is the patent leather boot. Vintage Charm in La Grange has a great black patent leather pair, perfect for pairing with leggings or skinny jeans or to wear commuting to and from work with a great trench coat.
Vintage Charm also carries a great alternative to the bootie—the shoe bootie! It looks like a regular laced shoe, but it has a hidden wedge heel to give you some extra height. You can wear it with anything from jeans, shirtdresses, leggings and fun maxi skirts.
Boots can carry you from fall to winter to spring. Check out some local boutiques to find the right pair for you!