Let’s take a moment to talk about fringed boots. They are, of course, a hot (and potentially super cute) trend for this fall. But, as with all trends, there’s a right way and a wrong way to wear them. Our thoughts on the do’s and don’ts to keep your style firmly planted in 2010:
… pair them with any other fringed piece, particularly the fringed jacket. No matter how rock star or biker fabulous it makes you feel. Never. Ever.
… overdo the fringe-love. Yes, there are plenty of pairs out there that are fringed all over, but unless you are 21 or under, the rule is … as with most things … less is definitely more.
… spend more than $50 if possible, $75 at most. This is a trend that will likely go away relatively quickly — and even if it doesn’t, it’s the kind of piece that you could get tired of pretty quick.
…. pair them with a cute slim tunic tank, leggings, and one of the season’s sleek long cardigans to look fab on the weekend or for a casual evening out.
… keep them neutral for the longest life and most wearing options. Sure, if you can easily afford those purple suede fringed flat boots as a splurge, why not? But if you (like 99 percent of the population, including us) are looking to get the most from your hard earned cash, go with grey, black or tan to up your cost-per-wear potential.
… save them for the weekends, unless you work in a fashion-forward industry — or have been cast in a remake of Coyote Ugly.
Pictured: Suedette Fringed Boots, $34.80, Forever21