We have Balenciaga to thank for the return and subsequent sock booties crush that has emerged this past fall and winter season. That's alright, I for one enjoy crushing on high-end designer styles, especially when they're rapidly made available at a not so high-end designer price!
Sock booties, especially those with slim or even stiletto heels are undeniably an elegant change from the clumpy block-heel, wide ankle booties of the past few years. The pump style shoe and sexy ankle hugging fit of this boot is certain to girly up an outfit instead of giddy-up your winter look!
Not surprising, sock booties will undoubtedly continue into spring. Now that they're being made in a plethora of less expensive fabrics, designers can afford to experiment with colors and designs! As a result, lighter weight materials, soft colors and of course bright white can take us from jeans and sweaters to spring skirts and dresses!
I have plenty of giddy-up booties in my closet from past years that are not worn out yet, but I really wanted to play with the new styles and colors this season. Being budget conscious, it's difficult to acquire lots of complete new looks each winter since everything from clothes to shoes and boots are more expensive due to the winter "B's" - Bigger and Bulkier!
A pair of black sock booties, reasonably priced from Zara found their way into my possession earlier in the season. Made with a knit fabric and pewter tone sculpted block-heel, they were my first pointy toe boots since I can remember, maybe ever - the pointy toe has also hit the style trend like a freight train coming through!
Once I had a taste for these, I was hooked! A red pair wouldn't go amiss. I found a stunning pair of buttery soft red leather sock booties at Nordstrom by Lewit - they were costly although well worth it... I'm sure!
Upon a recent mosey to Target for detergent and other dull necessities, a slight detour through the ladies' clothes section seemed only fair to brighten the monotony! A pair of bright red boots over in the shoe department was giving me the eye through the twinkling jewels of the adjacent accessories, and like a pin to a magnet I was over there in a snap!
The brand "A New Day", introduced to Target in recent months is lifting the bar for on-trend pieces, both in clothes and shoes. The materials used, depth of colors and designs have been impressive thus far, incorporating detail that is often left out from less expensive brands in general.
The form of the shoe, the shape of the heel and the overall style of these booties cannot be faulted. The material is a sort of vinyl on the outside rather like a Prada handbag. It's soft to the touch with a suede effect on the inside. They fit true to size and magically turn my big ol' dogs into cute puppies! What's more, they can be wiped clean with a wet cloth!
Given how pleased I was with the red pair, I had to throw caution to the wind and get the white ones too. It was easy to justify at this low price!
I recently saw this pair above at Macy's for $99. Upon very close and meticulous examination, I concluded that my $37.99 white booties from Target looked equally as good, perhaps slightly better!
What with all the fun these sock booties have conjured up, my giddy-up boots have remained in the closet this whole season!
You can shop these boots I'm wearing and other favorites via the picture links below!
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The opinions stated in this blog are my own and formed from a direct result of wearing these boots... often! You can shop the boots and other favorites from this post via the thumbnail pics above. These are affiliate links which means I may receive a small percentage of sales made. This does not cost you anything. The price is the same whether purchased via this website or at the store itself!
Karen Serino is a life and style blogger, sharing fashion, fitness and fun for youthful women in their forties, fifties and beyond.
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