Boots in the summer…Why not?!

I wrote this back in the spring and for some reason I never posted it. As we transition into fall, I can’t help but notice the vast selection of ankle boots this season. With Labor Day quickly approaching, I suppose we could reverse this thought to “sandals” as well however I think common sense in the fact that we certainly wouldn’t let our feet hang out in near zero degree weather but then again…

 

This has been a debate with someone every spring. When to put away the boots? Some say as soon as the weather turns and I have met some that refuse to give up their boots until the heat makes them unbearable. Granted, sometimes feet just aren’t ready to make an appearance due to grooming, etc. but that is another post for another day. My opinion is this falls under the “don’t wear white after Labor Day”, antiquated thoughts that certain rules apply per season. I think these notions have been thrown by the wayside as I am seeing short boots increasingly presented in spring collections. Now, if we are speaking of true winter type boots which are fur or fleece lined, then yes please put them away when the weather gets warmer but suede is a soft, lightweight leather and can be worn in the summer. I prefer suede in the summer due to the maintenance involved in cleaning and care. Winter is hard on suede and softer leathers especially if you live anywhere it rains or snows. So I say this, as with many other fashion accessories, boots can be done correctly any time of year with the correct outfit.

Black is the color of my soul…and my closet.

Just kidding, and the ones that kAirBrush_20170422101158_1now me are usually the ones asking “why so much black?” I use this line to make them laugh and deflect the real reason that after 2-3 cups of coffee and checking emails in the morning, I simply don’t want to put a lot of thought into what to wear. I’m lucky to remember to put on mascara. No joke. You know I once read that powerful and influential people often limit their wardrobes so they don’t waste brain power thinking
about clothing choices. To which I thought…that’s me! I for one don’t think we celebrate the color black enough. BlackΒ goes with everything including well, black. Black makes one look thinner by giving illusions of lines. Black doesn’t accentuate those places we want to hide. Black is forgiving and for those that say it’s a way to fade into the background, I say the opposite. Black is a way to stand out! Don’t tell me you don’t notice the woman or man dressed in all black in a sea of colors and patterns. There is always something distinctive and mysterious about the all black outfit. Especially when there are fabulous, to- die-for shoes involved. So I guess just as I have embraced my inner desire for the color black, I am saying don’t feel guilt for choosing the black top over the orange this season. Know your fellow black clothing loving peeps are out here and we think you will always be in style no matter the season or event!