Learning how to wear buckle booties is essential for any shoe-lovin’ gal. As one of 2013’s hottest footwear trends, you’ll spot (and sport!) them everywhere from a suburban mall to the streets of New York City. Available in an array of hues, styles, and sizes, these booties are fierce and fabulous ensemble-makers. Here are 7 tips on how to wear buckle booties. Are you ready to start strutting?
1. Skirted and Sassy
Wondering how to wear buckle booties with your flowy, feminine skirts and dresses? It’s easy, I promise! Start off with your usual dress, throw some colored opaque tights into the mix (green or purple are my favorites), and slip into your buckle booties. This funky look screams, “Don’t mess with me!”, but is still appropriate for class or a shopping trip with the girls.
2. Casual Chic
If you favor leggings and skinny jeans over dresses and skirts, buckle booties are an effortless way to amp up your look. One weekend-perfect ensemble could consist of black leggings, a tunic, a denim jacket, and your fabulous buckle booties. I’d even throw in oversized sunglasses and a tote bag for a brunch date.
3. Dressed to Impress
Tired of wearing your boring black pumps to every party? Invest in a good pair of black or oxblood buckle booties. I’m planning on rocking a little black dress and a pair of buckle booties (complete with stacked heels) to my best friend’s birthday party. Standing out has never been so simple –and you might just catch your crush’s eye!
4. Marvelous in Menswear
If you’ve been known to wear oxford flats everywhere, swap them for buckle booties this winter. They’ll add a dose of daring to your tailored blazer, skinny jeans, and satchel bag. Plus, your toes won’t feel cold and wet if snow flurries start to fall!
5. Rocker Sleek
Do you like living on the fashion edge? Then buckle booties will soon become one of your favorite footwear trends! When I’m feeling particularly daring, I plan to wear mine with skintight leather jeans, a tunic, and an extra helping of mascara and eyeliner. It’d be a great concert look, whether you’re planning to attend an underground band performance or rock out in a huge stadium.
6. Girly and Glam
Just because you favor pink over just about every other color doesn’t mean you can’t wear a pair of buckle booties! I’d look for a pair with a small heel and rounded toe to liven up my denim skirts and babydoll dresses. Wear them into spring and summer with floral sundresses and frilly socks. The combination of girly pieces with bold boots will make your outfits look fresh and modern.
7. Vintage Fabulous
If you’re known to scope the thrift store racks for vintage tees, frocks, and baubles, add a pair of buckle booties to the mix. Look for vintage or vintage-inspired booties at your local shops and favorite sites. A worn-in leather pair would be ideal. They’d look old school chic with a floral frock, bangle bracelets, and a hair bow.
Whether you’re a girly girl or rocker chick, these tips on how to wear buckle booties will take your outfits from drab to fab. Which pairs are your favorites? Do you have any of your own picks to add to the list?