BOOTIES FROM THE BLOCK
While the summer weather might provide warmth, color and light, there is no doubt that fall is my favorite fashion season. Goodbye flip flops and tanks. Bring on the layers and textures! And with this fall fashion comes an onslaught of boots of varying styles. Yay! From thigh-highs, to ankle boots there is something out there for everyone.
I, myself, usually opt for a flatter heel, simply out of pure comfort, but that doesn't mean I don't still drool over footwear with a more elevated rear end. Right now, I'm really drawn to all the block heeled booties I'm seeing around. We often see the details of boots spent on the vamp / upper part of the boot, but with a lot of the block heel styles now we are seeing some of the attention being drawn to the heel and allowing it to shine. What I also love about the block heel is that it gives a more sturdy, grounded feel to a boot as opposed to a thinner stiletto style. There are so many stylish varieties that each have their own unique twists and flavor to them. I am particularly fond of the styles that really play up the heel by incorporating different materials such as acrylic, metals or quilted textures.
Here are some block heel booties (in a range of price ranges) I've found that I love...
A / ALDO - DESAREA / $140 - Love the graphic contrast of the black and white.
B / CHINESE LAUNDRY - ZANGA / $129.99 - You can never go wrong with a nice suede bootie
C / BLOWFISH - VERENA / $69 - The grey herringbone flannel of this gives it a cozy feel while the buckles and platform sole give it an edge.
D / ALDO - SARESEN / $140 - This style screams city-chic to me with the metallic heel and sleek shape
E / STEVE MADDEN - MAJESTIC BOOTIE / $170 - Similar to the Aldo Saresen, this snakeskin, clear heeled bootie exudes chic city realness to me.
F / ALDO - TAHLIA / $140 - Fringe for the win!
G / H&M - PLATFORM BOOT / 39.95 - This one feels very 'punk turned fashionista' to me with the lace up front and the platform sole.
H / MARC BY MARC JACOBS - MARNIE / $528 - Buckles, buckles, buckles. So punk. So fun!
I / ALDO - DESAREA / $140 - Classic black patent leather with a stacked block heel. Can't go wrong.
J / SOLE SOCIETY - FERRIS / $79.95 - Cut-outs, peep toe, stacked heel and soft suede. Ultra cool vibe.
K / CHINESE LAUNDRY - ZANGA / $129.99 - Loving the mustard color!
L / STEVE MADDEN - RASPY / $139.99 - The worn nubuck leather on this one feels very casual yet cool at the same time.
M / CHANEL - CHINE FELT SHORT BOOTS / $1,050 - Can't go wrong with Chanel!
N / JEROME C ROUSSEAU - COCO BEADED / $1,695 - The beaded detail on this is fab!
O / L.A.M.B - MARTINI / $395 - Interesting color combination of ox-blood and red.