I may love makeup and jewelry and manicures, but my everyday style is definitely more tomboy than ladylike. At least, the Madewell version of tomboy style that includes cashmere and dresses.
Basically, I prefer to look effortless and chic while feeling comfortable and casual, which is why I couldn’t help but click on this Refinery 29 article, This Season’s Must-Have Show is (Gasp!) Actually Practical.
Trendy and sensible? Yes, please!
According to the website, hiking boots — with their heavy, treaded soles and thick laces — are making a resurgence. They’re like the Birkenstocks of the cold weather months: kind of ugly, super comfortable, and very practical.
want need a pair. Preferably with bright red laces.
If you’re looking for ways to wear hiking boots when you’re trudging around the city and not up on a mountain top, take a cue from these nine stylish ladies. It seems you can’t go wrong with cuffed skinny jeans, chunky sweaters, and plaid.
I also love how black boots lend rugged appeal to an otherwise sexy outfit like a short skirt or a sleek dress. Just be sure to pair them with black tights for a monochromatic look on the bottom.
Which of these outfits would you wear? I think I’m partial to #1… or #3… or maybe #6…
Bonus! Shop 2o pairs of my favorite women’s hiking boots here:
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What, my purple Ahnu hiking boots didn’t make the cut? 😉 I see a LOT of black lace-up boots with leggings and tights over here. It’s a great look!
You’re a trendsetter!