As fashion trends come and go each season, I’m confident in my personal style to know which items are best for me embrace or ignore. My fashion sense is classic with a bit of edge, and I tend to go for modern pieces that are inspired by menswear and incorporate cool accents. Let’s just say I knew instantly I couldn’t swing the pastel chiffon trend popular this past spring and summer (even though my sister thrives on romantic fabrics and colors and tried to convince me otherwise). However, as the 90s grunge throwback re-appeared this fall, I was ready to incorporate more style pieces that resembled the simplicity and classic look of the 90s (without looking like the 90s, of course).
Chelsea boots are certainly not new to the fashion scene but because I am fairly short, I always thought that that Chelsea boots made me appear stumpy and even shorter. With the 90s trend in full force, companies have been re-releasing chunky boots and high heeled Chelsea boots in a variety of designs. I scoured the internet for about a month trying to find the perfect pair and splurge for the season (the research is the best part!).
I wanted a pair of chunky Chelsea boots that mimicked masculine footwear and incorporated an edgy vibe while also offering comfort and price affordability. The examples above all made my shortlist, but I ultimately decided on purchasing the Bucharest Booties by Bussola from a local store in Brooklyn NY. Retailing at $120 from DNA footwear, the Bucharest Booties elongate the stature with comfortable 4 inch heels and still evoke that 90s Chelsea boot style (similar style available here). So far, the Booties have held up wonderfully and the great craftsmanship should help this pair be a staple in my shoe ensemble.
The right pair of chunky Chelsea boots can look stylish on anyone - whether paired with skinny jeans, a dress, or (lazy-day) leggings, chunky boots are practical, hip, and comfortable.v
Stay Pretty, Mackenzie M.