Is your boot collection stuck in another decade, or even worse, LAST SEASON! Pink Slip Fashion is here to make sure you ditch any wardrobe fads that could be holding back your inner fashionista. Here are 8 fall boots to lose this season and stat:
1) The Jeffrey Campbell platform bootie was all the rage two seasons ago and was more than a fall staple; it became a year-round wardrobe must. Now that we can sit back and laugh at our fashion faux pas, it’s safe to say this thick-heeled platform was more than a little silly looking! Not only does it shorten your leg line with a stumpy design, they also are uncomfortable to wear. This boot is definitely OUT. Replace with a simple wedge bootie that has a zip side or buckle trim.
2) Pink Slip Fashion loves a little sparkle, but on a UGG? No WAY! Pre-teens going to ballet may still find these stylish, but if you’re too old to play with Barbies, this shoe is a definite toss. For a bit of glam, try a boot with a metal trimmed heel.
3) Moccasins mixed with booties never seemed like an appealing fashion idea, unless you were Pocahontas. Things from other cultures that were made questionable with the help of American society (i.e. chop sticks as hair accessories, Native American headdresses, and kimonos), should be re-evaluated. Fringe can still be stylish, just with a modern update. Go for something fun like a bootie with fringe side trim instead.
4) Ombré hair may be on the up and up for fall, but this fade-out-color fad has drip dried out of our wardrobes. Doc Martens, or similar style shoes, are cool and still have a following but let’s not get too crazy with how they’re designed. Ditch the bubblegum pink ombré, or any ombré for that matter, and don a statement print for nod-worthy street style.
5) A slipper-style heel poorly executes the whole idea of fashion meets comfort, mainly because this hybrid isn’t fashionable! Not only does this clog-like design scream Orange County housewife who has no concept of winter weather, this boot can easily fall into the trap of being terribly styled with, dare-I-say-It, the JEGGING. Just stick to a riding boot, especially when pairing with leggings or skinny leg denim.
6) The high-heeled boot that reminds us of The Matrix can go in one of three style directions: military, street punk, or goth. All of these styles meet the characteristics of trends that once had edge. Now this look is being phased out for a more sleek shoe silhouette. Adding tough-girl appeal to your style can be as easy as incorporating an unexpected design element like mixed textures, studs, or a lace-up front. Leave these boots to Trinity and update your boot collection for this movie season.
7) The construction boot was popularized by the brand Timberlands and was in style circa the early 2000s–even Timbaland felt so inspired to make the brand his stage name. Now, they’re simply dated and the only people that can get away with wearing them are in fact construction workers. No matter how strong your urge is to take on a hip-hop persona, don’t revert to this 00’s fad. Leave it in the dust with the hard hats and neon orange traffic cones. A flat ankle boot is a great alternative to this style, as it boasts a clean, accessible design without losing its cool.
8) Lastly, a more feminine take on the latter style trend, the heeled construction boot in all it’s light brown, suede glory, is just as dated as its mate. Similar to the wedge sneaker, taking a typically masculine style and outfitting it with a heel is trendy for that moment. As of fall 2014, the construction boot with and without the heel are fads meant to fade. Stick with the classic boot design in non-construction brown to give day-to-day looks a fresh finish.