Ageless Style is a monthly style challenge and link up for women "over a certain age". Each month we pick a different theme and style an outfit based on that theme.
This month's Ageless Style theme is "Booties" and was picked by Bo.
Now I am a huge fan of booties. I have far more booties in my closet than I have tall boots. I find them so much more versatile than their taller cousins. I have every color and style of bootie imaginable so the hardest part of this challenge was deciding which pair to feature. I ended up going for one of the oldest, most popular, and original pair of booties in my closet. I found these off-white ankle boots at Francesca's years ago, and way before white booties were even trending. I spotted them and I just thought they were so original looking I bought them on site. I remember I was shopping with a more conservative-dressing friend and she was so surprised I bought them. But guess what? Every single time I wear these booties, someone comments on them and always asks where I got them.
My favorite thing about these booties is they are white, so they go with just about everything. I live in Wisconsin, and it is cold here nine months out of the year. I find I wear these booties the most in spring, when it's too early to bring the sandals out because of the cold, but I want to "look spring". But in this post, I'm styling my booties with a fall outfit!
My next favorite thing about these booties is that they have a chunky heel making them easy and comfy to walk in. At 59 years of age, comfort for my feet is a must. I want to look stylish and on-trend, but not if it costs me my comfort or my safety walking on icy sidewalks.
I think my white booties go great with this hi/lo long maxi skirt. This is one of favorite skirts in my closet that I picked up on a clearance rack for around $5.00. I know it was quite the score! I've shown it to you several times on this blog styled for all three seasons. You can see other ways I've styled this skirt in THIS POST.
I paired the skirt with two upper garments from old Stitch Fix boxes: an off-white embroidered boho top, and an eggplant cardigan. I chose these items to match both the colors in the skirt and the style. I picked a brown hobo bag to complete the look. I also decided on this cardigan for it's fall color because I like to wear the colors of whatever season it is.
For jewelry I kept it simple with a multi-strand gold beaded necklace.
Booties today can be worn with anything: pants, shorts, skirts, dresses. Heck, last week I wore a short skirt with black tights to church and combat boots (sorry, no picture). I was going to wear tall boots but the night before it snowed and I was worried about slipping on the ice, so I wore my combat boots instead. I thought "I know some of the church ladies might think this is weird, but I'm old enough now to get away with these quirky styles". And you know what? I ended up getting several compliments from women as young as 20 something to as old as 50 something! So go ahead, break all the rules, and wear whatever booties you want, however you want!
And now, be sure to check out how the other ladies in our group are styling their booties, and be sure to link up your outfits with us too!
Linking Up with these Fabulous Blogs HERE!
Have A Great Day! Amy
These are great ankle boots on you and I love that floral skirt with them, so cute! I like dresses and skirts in cooler weather with ankle boots :)ReplyDelete
Hope that your week is going well :) It was another rainy spring day here!
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Thank you Mica!Delete
Love how you made the white booties work for fall, and I can imagine they'd work so well for a "winter white" outfit too, maybe you've already done one with them.ReplyDelete
And loving the deep purple of the cardigan!
Thank you. I don't usually wear "winter white" because it doesn't work well in Wisconsin. It's just too dirty and messy here in the winter to wear white. Although, I'm pretty sure I did a "winter white" fashion post at least once.Delete
These are the cutest booties and I love that they're white!! White boots seems to be still on trend, which is great since I got a pair from Target a couple of years ago. They're so cute with the skirt and I love the color of that cardi.ReplyDelete
Thank you! White booties are definitely still trending, although like I said, when I bought them they were trending at all. I hope they stay in style for a long time yet. I love them!Delete
This really makes me want to get a pair of white booties: they are so versatile and really look great with your outfit. Love that skirt paired with the cardigan.ReplyDelete
Thank you! You should buy a pair! It will surprise you how much more often you wear them.Delete
These booties are so cute…I love the straps and blocky heel! I’m on the hunt for some combat boots since Mireille posted hers!ReplyDelete
Thanks Marsha! The booties are so old the straps are starting curl. I keep bending them back, but they curl right back. Oh, and you must get combat boots! They are the best!Delete
I love how you said that...go ahead and break the rules and wear whatever booties you want. I think this outfit is so fresh and fun Amy. It's one of those that would work so well in the spring and fall!!!ReplyDelete
PS. I feel the same way about booties. I have quite the collection!!!
Thanks Jodie! Yea, we worry so much about what other people think of our clothes (well, me anyway) and I wore combat boots to church and women thought it was awesome.Delete
Such great boots, I can't blame you for picking them up. I find that it's the unexpected pieces that get the most compliments from people.ReplyDelete
The whole outfit is cute -- I love the mix of summery with fall.
Thanks Daenel! You are so right about the "unexpected pieces".Delete
Love this whole look, it's perfect for fall. Thanks for adding to my #linkup Jacqui xReplyDelete
Thanks so much!Delete
This is a great look for fall! I definitely think fashion rules are made to be broken.ReplyDelete
Thank you. I agree. I don't like fashion rules.Delete
I wish I didn't need boots. Flip flops all year round would be great. But, I still live up north. Sigh.ReplyDelete
Yes, that would be great. But for us northern gals, boots it is!Delete
Those are the cutest booties! Love how you styled this outfit! Such a beautiful color combo!ReplyDelete
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I jumped on the white bootie band wagon too soon. Mine were very affordable but make my feet look like barges!! Yours and the ones Bojana shared are so much cuter. Waaaaa. Love that you styled them a skirt. I hadn't worn my booties with a dress before. These link ups have me trying new ways of wearing things. Love the colors in your skirt and the deep fall color of your cardigan.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much. I'm sure they don't make your feet look bigger. They are probably just something you have to get used to wearing. I feel that way about my snakeskin print booties. I'm just not that comfortable wearing them.Delete
These are such cute booties! I love the extra buckles on them, adding some fun detail to them. I also appreciated you mentioning comfort because that's huge for me as well, since I am on my feet all day running around with the kids, I need to be able to last and not have sore feet at the end of the day. Now, I just love how you paired it with this hi/low skirt. The color is so rich and vibrant and perfect for a lovely fall day. Love, love, love!!!!ReplyDelete
thank you Bo! Yes, I won't wear anything that isn't comfortable anymore.Delete
These boots are too cute! I want these :) Wonderful Post! Have a great day!ReplyDelete
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I loved the booties, and the heel should actually make them comfortable. I have to get some booties like that, comfortable for everyday life! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you! They are one of my favorite pairs of booties!Delete
Those booties are so cute! I love the light color and the buckles and straps. You styled them perfectly!ReplyDelete
Fabulous outfit! I love the colours and the skirt is so pretty. I have some white booties like yours but have never worn them - I will try them with a skirt. Thanks for linking up!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! I hope you wear your white booties soon. They would go great with all your colorful outfits.Delete
Totally loving these white booties with your beautiful skirt. Awesome outfit! I’ve been on the look out for some white booties of boots (I love them both) for the last couple of months.ReplyDelete
Thank you! White booties are so versatile! I hope you find a pair.Delete
The gold necklace is the perfect touch with the warm colors of your outfit. I love the combo of mustard and burgundy!ReplyDelete
thanks for linking!