Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Gray Boot: The New Boot Staple

Sergio Rossi Metal cuff boots $1,380 at Net-a-porter

For years, black and brown boots dominated my shoe closet, and as useful as these myriad incarnations of taupe, chocolate, and black were, I found myself turning to lighter shades to compliment my winter whites and brighter hues. (One pale pink pair has served me well.) The gray/ silver shoe has become a new staple, so it is only logical for its sister boot to also step in. These are the top three contenders vying for my money (let me know which one you prefer):

1. Chinese Laundry "Turbo" Boot, $109 at Macy's: Blake Lively once confessed that she adored a pair of Chinese Laundry boots (which she apparently wore on the set of Gossip Girl), and I can see why. The over-the-knee style is all the rage and manages to keep your oft-neglected knees toasty.

2. Belle by Sigerson Morrison Suede Knee-high Boot, $575 at Net-a-porter: I adore the charming and friendly 2 inch kitten heel, the classic shape, and the calming shade. Perfecto!

3. Gianvito Rossi Daily High Boots, $1,245 at Saks: The large feminine bow in the back and the folded-over top add complex details to an otherwise basic boot.


Anonymous said...

I definitely prefer the Chinese Laundry pair, they are perfect!


miss cavendish said...

I'm loving gray shoe/boots too. In fact, my favorite summer purchase was my gray Chie Mihara sandals, and I have a pair of cut-out Loeffler Randall booties at home, just waiting to be worn. . .