May 25, 2012
I’ve loved the ankle bootie with no socks look for a while now. Truth be told though, I wasn’t sure I could pull it off considering my age. It may sound silly, but I tend to question the age appropriateness of my clothing choices as more and more time passes, since I never want to cross over that fine line of wearing a trend I’m too old for. But alas, since style truly knows no age boundaries, I decided to give the bootie with no sock look a try after I came across a fabulous sale on these beauties, which can still be found here.
I figured I’d try them on at home, and if I could work them into several different outfits and feel comfortable in them, I’d keep them. If not, I’d return them. Shopping tip #1: Never buy shoes from a store with a limited return policy. I don’t like policies that tell me I can’t change my mind on something. I’ve been able to work them into a few different looks so I thought I’d share some ways to wear these cute booties (or some similar) and still feel very much age appropriate when wearing them.
Tip #1: Go for a more classic and pulled together look, versus the messy boho look that a lot of younger girls sport these booties with. What does that mean? Well, wear them with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a more tailored top or jacket, or even with a pretty dress (as seen here) for an unexpected take on the standard dress + heel look.
Tip #2: Don’t buy a pair that’s heavily distressed. Some of the vintage looking ankle boots are really very “cool” looking, but try to go for more of a sophisticated cool look, rather than a grungy cool look. That’s why I loved these particular pair so much. They still looked very polished in the clean suede.
Tip #3: Wear some pretty accessories with your whole look. This will just solidify the overall classic and pulled together feel versus the boho look. Today I wore my over sized jade and gold Stella & Dot earrings and kept it simple with a bright pink lip and felt really good without a lot of effort. The shoes really do add an instant “cool” factor to the outfit. Does that make me sound old when I say that? Probably huh?