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Q. I know I’m two years late on this trend, but I am in a desperate search for black riding boots. I’m 5’3, so I don’t want anything too tall. Please help!
A. It’s never too late to buy a pair of riding boots - they are a classic look that you’ll wear for years and years. In fact, it’s the perfect time of year to invest in a pair since many are on sale. Since you are petite, it’s important not to choose a pair of boots that are too tall. Look for a shaft (the height of the boot) that hits an inch or more below your knee. A shaft that is too high and close to your knee can visually shorten the look of your legs. You may have to try on several different boots to find the most flattering shaft height for you, but try a 14” or 15” height to start. Here are some options that are 15” tall or shorter:
Q. I loved Emily Blunt’s shoes that she wore to The Wolfman premiere this week. I’m betting they are way beyond my budget, where can I find a similar pair?
A. Emily’s gorgeous Sergio Rossi Gladiator Sandals are over $800, if you can even find a pair. Since gladiators return as a trend for spring, there are many options out there. While none are quite as stunning as the Sergio Rossis, I think the ZiGiny Women’s Diva Heel (right) comes pretty close. Here are some more options for you:
Q. I’d like to know how to look fashionable wearing Dansko clogs. They are so comfortable… but I’m transitioning from high heels and want that chic look. Is it possible?
A. Lucky for you, clogs are a big trend for Spring. Chanel featured them with virtually every look on the runways, including dresses, skirts and skinny pants:
Of course, the clogs shown on Chanel’s runway were hardly of the comfort variety, featuring high chunky heels. However, you can get inspiration from these looks to wear your Dansko clogs with slim-cut pants, jeans, shorts and flirty dresses.
Here are some variations of the classic clog for spring:
Q. I am interested in buying a taupe Korset bootie from Steve Madden, but I am having a hard time figuring out what to wear with them. Please help!
A. The answer to your question: anything and everything! Lace up booties are a hot trend this season, pairing easily with everything from jeans and leggings to skirts and dresses. The neutral taupe color you’ve chosen looks great with black, denim, brown, red, pink… In fact, we can’t think of a color it doesn’t look great with!