Guns and Roses Tee: Missguided (sold out, similar here and here)| Red faux leather mini: Asos, sold out, shop similar below! | Floral Loafer mules: Steve Madden | Bag and Sunnies : Saint Laurent
If you’re looking for a quick update to your wardrobe for spring, the little red skirt is IT in my opinion. I picked this one up from ASOS for fashion week, where I wore it here with stockings and white booties. Now that temps are (kind of) warming up, I’m excited to pair it with boyish tees, baggy sweatshirts, sneakers and loafers– anything to offset its inherent bold and kind of sexy vibes. I would NOT recommend wearing this with anything overtly feminine– no stilettos, low cut tops etc…I always like to go for unexpected contrast. I wore the look above for one of those amazing 60 degree March days — and I’ll wear this skirt again this week with a grey sweatshirt and Adidas sneaks. Red was ALL OVER the fashion week runways, particularly in leather, patent, or unexpected shapes and textures. I’ve linked my top six picks for statement red minis below– shop ’em while they’re hot for a guaranteed wardrobe boost!
I just picked up this pair of crisp white booties from the Zara sale, and while sadly, they’re sold out, I’ve compiled six of the best pairs of white booties out there right now, in varying price ranges. White booties are simple, yet statement making– there’s something about a stark, clean white shoe that really punctuates a look. Gone are the days of white shoes being associated with nurses and church-going six year olds– Celine has totally made white shoes and booties the coolest new addition to an outfit. I’ll be wearing mine with distressed skinnies and sweaters, with boyish tees and slipdresses or a mini …and come Spring, these guys won’t be going anywhere. Shop some of my faves below.
A girl can never have too many types of ankle booties– they literally pair with EVERYTHING in your closet, and in my opinion, add instant sharpness and edge to any look– in English teacher terms, they’re the exclamation point at the end of your outfit!
Among my must haves for fall:
1. A pair of biker or combat boots, in black: pair with long flowy skirts, short denim skirts, skinny leather pants or jeans and floral dresses.
2. Patchwork/suede booties: pair with anything 70s in feel, or with a chunky sweater in an autumnal shade and cropped flares or distressed skinnies.
3. Statement metallic booties: I’ve worn these gold ones soooo many times already– to me, metallics are a neutral, so these pair with pretty much anything– my fave way is with an otherwise simple outfit for an unexpected twist, or with a floral or patterned slipdress and tee for added visual interest.
4. White booties: There’s something so mod about these, and I’m really loving white shoes in general right now– booties and loafers in particular. Sub these guys in whenever you would normally do a sleek black bootie.
5. Velvet/Embroidered/Patterned booties: Statement booties are everywhere this season– another fun way to inject your personality (or whatever personality you’re feeling that day!) into your look– I like these with either a super sleek, solid outfit, or mixed into a look that already has a pattern going on. Velvet is definitely the material of the season, so look for a pair in a jewel tone for the holidays, like the ones I’ve linked below!
6. Timberlands: These were my shoes of choice back in 7th grade– and suddenly they feel relevant again (prob because it was deep into the 1990s when I was in middle school lol). I’ll wear these with leather leggings and an oversize sweater or chambray on weekends, and also with girly dresses during the week.
Shop my picks below through the links to get your hands on these must have booties!
The good news about this look, is that there really are no rules! The whole idea behind 90s “grunge” looks is about breaking rules, or making your own– and for me, its all about contrast– this is the ultimate girly/tomboy look, which you guys know is my fave!
So here are a few ways that I’ve worn this look recently…if you like my exact pieces, I’ve linked the ones that are available beneath each pic:
1. Metallic Slipdress and dark tee:
I love the idea of unexpected shine or metallic fabrics for day– just make sure you don’t look like you’re last night’s leftovers by pairing a gold or metallic slipdress like this one with daytime appropriate sneaks and a basic tee to ground the look.
2. Floral slipdress and white graphic tee:
I wore this look for a girls night, and actually based it around the gold heeled booties. Since the floral slipdress had a low lace top, I chose a graphic white tee to have the text peek through the top, and kept the tee looking basic and boyish because of the girly pattern of the dress. The gold boots keep it modern and not like I stepped out of a 90s time machine.
3. Blush lace slipdress and dark Ying-Yang tee:
Not usually one for lacey things, I picked up this version of the dress because of its neutral yet feminine color tone and sweet cut– I knew I would love pairing it with sharp booties like I did here or will in the future with sneaks. I wanted major contrast here, so I wore this dark grey Ying Yang (sooooo 90s…who else had a tee like this in 7th grade!?) underneath to really play down the femme dress.
Shop my exact looks above through the links, or find below, a few other of my current fave slipdress/tee pairings– hope you guys find some inspo here and remember– you really can’t go (too) wrong with this look!