Strolling down Newbury Street this past Saturday, it was for certain that fall was here. A faint hint of cool air along with a steady stream of students was a sure sign that summer was officially over in Beantown.
Another, more fashionable symptom to the end of summer are boots. A barrage of them were on display: in the windows of Cole Hann, Camper, Steve Madden, John Fleuvog and Aldo among many others; boots of all shapes and sizes filled storefront displays.
Also apparent on passersby, was the trend to pair this season’s booties, calf and knee grazing boots with shorts, skirts and minimalist mid-thigh 70s inspired dresses. Looks were streamlined and finished with flashes of suede, leather and the occasional dash of metal.
An essential addition to any Boston boot collection is a pair of the ever popular and practical Hunter Wellingtons. Hunters are a fashionable and functional year-round investment for Boston boot-loving ladies who want to look chic while walking in an autumn rainfall or shoveling slushy snow come Christmas. Paired with tucked in dark denim, or adding a splash of color to black leggins, Hunters work well with casual clothes. But they also make for a memorable statement when worn with more formal attire, such as just-above-the-knee dresses and sparkly minis.
The Tannery at 711 Boylston St (near Exeter St) is one shopping suggestion that offers up a solid selection of this season’s styles. From the original knee boot to the short calf boot, Hunter has a variety of looks that will appeal to both urban and suburban fashionistas. Hunters come in everything from classic black to silver, with flat, gloss or quilted finishes. This season features the Carnaby Boa Tall boot that has a textured exotic animal print.
In a few weeks time, as the temperature drops, the pairing of boots with shorts will switch to pants, with perhaps an umbrella accessory. Rain or shine, this season’s boots trends offer up a style for every taste, temperature and pocketbook.