Fashion Advice: Riding Boots? Yea or Nay

Dear Budget Fashionista,

I’m thinking about investing in a pair of knee-high brown boots, hopefully for less than $200. I’m in love with the current riding boot style, but I’m worried about their fashion staying power. How long do you think the low-heeled riding boots will be in? Are they a safe investment?

Answer: The low heeled riding boots might not be “in” style, but these classic boot style never really go “out” of style.  The key is to look for boots that are rather “trendless”- choose leather rather than suede (which isn’t as durable), keep the embellishments to a minimum (i.e. no metal horse bits), and waterproof them at least once a month.