Help me pick boots please.
October 28, 2011 8:36 AM Subscribe
Please give this Southern girl recently relocated to Boston a crash course in picking out boots.
posted by estlin to clothing, beauty, & fashion (34 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
So I'm coming from the South, and the only times I noticed boots were when girls wore Uggs with miniskirts in the summer. Ugh. But now I'm up here and it looks like boots are a thing? That I'll need if I want to have any hope of surviving the winter?
My mother is adamant that I should have a pair of knee-high leather boots. They should have heels less than 1.5" long, and they shouldn't be wedges, which would reduce traction. My friends warn that leather won't actually keep me very warm, and furthermore, I won't even be able to wear them when it's raining or there's snow on the ground. Who's right here? Are regular heels more stable than wedges? Do knee-high boots really keep you much warmer than mid-calf ones?
I'm at college, so at most I'm walking for 20 minutes at a time to classes or to hang out with friends or whatever.
How matchy do boots have to be? For instance, can I wear black boots with a brown outfit or vice versa? In general, which is more versatile, brown or black?
I guess this varies greatly by person, but should I get one or two pairs of nice boots or a bunch of more disposable ones? Is it weird to wear the same boots daily? We had shot around $200 as a target price for a pair, but I will adjust that according to how many I should get.
Are there any stores around Boston that you'd recommend to pick these out? (Suggestions for national chain stores are also appreciated.) If you want to link to any boots that you think would work for me - very unfussy, casual, but doesn't scream "clueless about fashion" like this question! - feel free to, but I've found that eyeballing photos on the Internet is kind of tough. If you think online shopping is the way to go, any suggestions for making it more fruitful?
I know I just threw a lot of questions out, but thanks so much, guys. It snowed yesterday already, and I'm kind of freaking out about the prospect of this winter.