Back to Black! I made a few note-worthy additions to my shoe collection over the month of February. I've been in one of those slumps where I've become bored with my tried and true basics. Don't get me wrong, by no means am I getting rid of the Doc Martens and Vans Slip-Ons that I hold so dear to my heart, I'm just freshening up my comfort catalog! Keep reading for some cool ideas on how to up your everyday shoe-game while staying true to your established aesthetic.
Breakdown, where-to-buy, and more images after the jump!
Converse Chuck Taylor: Black Gloss Rubber (Available here)
Picked these babies up just in time for April showers! Made of vulcanized rubber for durability, these are the perfect sneaker to protect your feet from winter melt and spring showers all in the same breath. This is the 2nd version of rubber Chuck Taylor to be released by Converse. The main difference I noticed between this and the original is they've swapped out their regular rubber sole for a sole made to match the upper, making them a bit more streamlined. They're lined with a super soft jersey which adds comfort and helps with perspiration as well. If you are a Converse collector, these are definitely a pair to invest in!
Frye Carson Chelsea: Black Leather (Available here)
This is actually the first chelsea boot I've owned that wasn't some sort of trendy platform take on the style. These Frye boots are made of a gorgeous antiqued lamb skin leather and are leather lined which means I can expect them to break in beautifully. They feature a roughly 2 inch stacked heel, fitted ankle and leather pull-tab. These boots are probably the priciest I've ever included in a #SHOECRUSH post, but The Frye Company are known for making boots that last for years when taken care of properly. As a self-proclaimed bargain hunter, I believe it is okay to splurge on something that you know you'll make good use of. With classic construction and high quality leather, these are the kind of boots that can really stand the test of time.
Frye Sabrina 6G Lace Up: Black Leather (Available here)
Another pair of Frye boots! These are extremely comfortable and are made of super soft buttery leather that molds to the shape of your foot. These are a more feminine alternative to Doc Martens or your go-to combat boot. You still get the same vibe but with a bit of added height and a more tailored silhouette. They complete any 90s inspired look and will be perfect paired with denim cut offs on warm evenings. They are cool and relevant but not too trendy which means that like with a pair of Docs, you'll be able to continue wearing them for years.
Jeffrey Campbell Gwauviel: Black Leather (Available here)
I usually steer clear of anything mid calf since a boot at that height is not typically the most flattering on a shorty like me. I'm only 5'4 so ankle boots and platforms are my friends. The Jeffrey Campbell Gwauviel boot however, is fitted in all the right places and dips down gradually in the back to lengthen your legs rather than shorten them by cutting off at an awkward spot. These are the perfect boots for late nights out on the town with their reasonable but statement making heel height. They are fitted enough at the ankle to pull boyfriend or mom jeans over top or pair with thigh high socks and an LBD!