Celebrity Street Style: These Boots Are Made for Walking

Rachel Bilson in Zara Suede Boots, Image courtesy of Traveling Fashionista
Rihanna in Azzedine Alaia Lace Front Shoe Boots, Image courtesy of Traveling Fashionista
Leighton Meester in Proenza Schouler Boots, Image courtesy of OutfitID

With cold weather swiftly approaching (this past Halloween weekend was not the time for skimpy costumes), we are all looking for ways to battle the chill while staying on trend.  Here, I give you the lace-up ankle boot. Whether high-heeled, leather, suede, military-inspired or shearling-lined, this shoe is a must have this season. With this variety of styles, you can’t go wrong. I cannot get enough of this fall trend.

From Chanel to Proenza Schouler, lace-up ankle boots dominated the fall collections at New York Fashion Week. They are chic with an edge, a wearable take on hiking boots. They work perfectly with fall’s menswear styles and can be dressed up or down.

We can learn a lot from these lovely ladies. Rihanna takes a fall basic, a chunky sweater, and transforms it into an outfit perfect for a night out with friends by adding a fitted black skirt, opaque tights and her tough ankle boots. Rachel keeps things casual, yet put together by pairing her boots with boyfriend jeans and a polished blazer–a perfect outfit for class. Leighton wears her stiletto ankle boots with a statement dress to add a bit of edge. Maybe you’ll work ankle boots at your next cocktail.

So, go ahead. Pair these booties with a boho dress and patterned tights, chunky socks and wool shorts, or your favorite pair of skinny jeans and a slouchy sweater for a cozy, chic fall look.

Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!

Diba Pilt Bootie, $50, dsw.com
Miss Me Sid 2 Lace Up Bootie, $40, dsw.com
ASOS Taboo Lace Up Platform Shoe Boot, $71.88, asos.com
Images courtesy of Polyvore

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F is for… Fringe Boots

Fringe is in. It’s on vests, purses, dresses, tops, and my personal favorite, boots. But no one one does fringe boots better than Gucci. Celebs like Rihanna and Elle Macpherson have been seen traipsing around town in Gucci’s over-the-knee “Devendra” tassel fringe boots with a price tag of $1,995. I’m just praying someone will produce a knock-off pair so I can don the look, too. I haven’t been this ga-ga over a pair of boots, since, well, last season’s Gucci fringe boots.

MW - F is for Fringe Rihanna

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Rihanna’s 20/20 Interview

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Singer Rihanna has become a fashion icon in today’s world of pop culture.  The confidence she exudes allows her to pull off daring outfits, makeup, and hairstyles.  But tomorrow night on ABC’s 20/20 News Special, the world will see more of Rihanna than her fame and beauty.  During the hour-long special, Rihanna will finally open up to the world about her relationship with Chris Brown, and the very public and violent fight that shocked her fans.  By accepting her role as a victim of domestic violence, Rihanna will hopefully become a role model for young women struggling to put an end to volatile relationships.  So from now on, Rihanna is much more than a 21st century style icon – she is a woman who is unafraid to stand up for herself and be an example for girls around the world.