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8 Boots to Lose this Fall

8 Fall Boots to Lose

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.

So You Creep? Let’s Keep That On the Down Low

Pink Slip Creeper Shoes

Pink Slip Creeper Shoes

Creeper shoes go way back…we’re talking the 50’s, far from the trend now donned by Hot Topic hipsters.

And though the name of the shoe alone reminds me of Radiohead’s debut single “Creep” when their experimental alternative rock took over the airwaves, I still can’t help but shudder when I see a chick sporting a pair with an A-line skirt.

Originally designed for soldiers to make navigating tough terrains a bit easier, these shoes found their way into London pubs, worn by the same men serving, sparking a trend.

Now creeper shoes, in all their rock n’ roll varieties with suede textured vamps in plaid or leopard patterns, have surfaced in wardrobes.

Mixing in these platforms with clothes like a colored skinny pant, maxi skirt, or high-waist short gives the impression of a whiny teen on their way to a Fall Out Boy concert (No offense: I <3 FOB). If you really want to edge it up, why not go for a pair of ankle-length moto boots with buckles, zippers, or even distressing for a perennial badass staple? Let's give this juvie style back to our kid sisters. Creeper shoes are getting the PINK SLIP.

Which Casual Friday Styles Are Getting the Axe?

Top 5 Casual Friday Misses

PInk Slip Fashion What Not To Wear On Casual Friday

Good ole Friday workdays often elicit a more casual than corporate vibe. Work flow may be slower, employees might enjoy longer breaks and lunch, and people usually slack off in the attire department (as people in the fashion know give those style perpetuators side eye).

Pink Slip is here to put an end to some casual friday styles that should quickly get the axe from you wardrobe. Although the Uggs and leggings look didn’t make the list of casual friday dont’s, we did make sure to include 5 top offenders that a lot of us have committed.

What Not To Wear on Casual Fridays

  1. Yoga Pants
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    First off, we can’t even classify yoga pants as a style, as they simply are what the name bluntly states–Yoga Pants–or a piece of clothing that you work out in. Sure the breathable, soft cotton garment may seem like the best toss-on-and-go option for casual Friday style, but this comfy exercise pant isn’t appropriate for the office. In the same vein as leggings, skin tight yoga pants that often double as a lint roller, aren’t appropriate for casual wear, let alone casual wear fit for the office.

    Try a dark wash, slim fit denim that will still offer the stretch and cottony comfort of a yoga pant, but will be more suitable for work.

  3. Low Cut Tops
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    We’ve all known the woman who shows up to the office with her enviable cleavage busting out of her low-cut stretchy blouse (probably some type of micro-fiber) and thought “can she tame those puppies!” We have to see women like this on the dance floor, at our favorite bars, or even at a sport’s game when we’re hanging out with our guy buds. The office space shouldn’t be one of those places. Not only is it distracting for women co-workers, it can bring on some unwanted and inappropriate attention from men. Let’s leave the twins for a girl’s night out and not casual friday at work. Keep it modest at work by pairing a camisole under that low-cut top.

  5. High Stilettos
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    Unfortunately high stilettos are not just a casual friday misstep. Some women come to the office sporting 6-inch platforms every day of the week. Unless your line of work involves a pole or serving drinks in an establishment with a pole, save the stilettos for being sexy outside of 9-5…including Fridays. A 3-inch pointy toe is a much more sophisticated–and nighttime chic–option.

  7. Message Tees
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    For the more casual women in the office, an oversize, frumpy, mom-tee (aka husband’s wrinkled sports tee) is totally the bane of every fashionista’s existence. But what happens when that frumpy mom tries to be cool? She dons a message tee. Save the “high-school snark” for pubescent teens and keep it simple with a classic fitted crew neck or v-neck with blazer.

  9. Open Back Tops
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    Last but not least, open back tops are certainly no place for work. If you’re thinking of doing a day-to-night look and you won’t have time to swap out your clothes after leaving the office, try pairing your top with a sweater, jacket, or blazer for a nice workday look. Just having an open back at work, no matter how casual the office environment may seem, could be too informal, especially if it reveals any undergarments.

Ankle Cuff…More Like Ankle Monitor

Pink Slip Wide Ankle Cuffs

Pink Slip the Wide Ankle Cuff This Season

Pink Slip Fashion wouldn’t be surprised if the wide ankle cuff trend were started by Lindsay Lohan herself. Now that we’ve hopefully grown from our fashion crimes, we can shake down our shoe wardrobes and lock up these pumps for good. Ok…ok enough with the metaphors.

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Trade in Your Maryjanes for a Pointed-Toe Pump!

Pink Slip Maryjanes this season and walk the line in the still trending pointed-toe pump!

Our once fave goody-two-shoes, it’s time to tell our Maryjanes to take a hike back to our Clueless fangirl days when Cher Horowitz confidently strutted her stuff in a pair.

Let’s pick up our stride in something a little more chic for fall with a pointed toe pick, be it in a cap toe design, patent finish, or adorned with a totally-in ankle strap!

Is Your Shoe Wardrobe Falling Flat? (That May Not Be a Bad Thing)

Pink Slip your platforms and high heels this season; they’re going out of style! Get low with your sweet and chic flats in all varieties instead: pretty pointy toes, bow-topped patent leather picks, lattice pattern peepers and many more.

Check out other comfy and on-trend low-to-the ground options at Elle.

Stomp Out THIS Platform

All hail to Jeffrey Campbell and his tough-girl shoes! Wait…there may be a new ruler to ascend the shoe throne and this pump is stepping on the little guys all the way to the top! 

Studded concaves are quickly being replaced by something more mod, chic, and dare-we-say, equally spunky. This season, PINK SLIP the Campbells and opt for a retro colorblock platform à la Giuseppe Zanotti to give height to your spring looks. 

Tip(sy) Tuesday Beauty Tips for Women: Removing Scuff Marks from Patent Leather Shoes

Pink Slip Fashion is ready to roll out this week’s Tip(sy) Tuesday! And you’re in luck because in honor of all this season’s celebrations, Pink Slip Fashion wanted to make sure this tip would be both applicable to your day-to-day lifestyle as well as your holiday part-aayy festivities. Let’s kick off the evening with some advice on how to fix shoe scuff slip-ups.

So, you’ve purchased an amazing pair of versatile red patent leather pointed pumps. You’ve worn them to work with that new blazer and wide leg trouser. Now it’s time to switch it up and toss on those glossy finish heels with your standout metallic dress for your job’s holiday party. You go to slip on this magical pair hoping to give your cocktail wear that extra pop of fab, and there’s a scuff mark!

This is where Pink Slip Fashion steps in (no pun intended) to help! Go grab that bottle of nail polish remover and a Q-Tip. Sparingly apply the solution to the cotton swab and ease away the scuff mark. You’ll be walking out stylishly in no time (though being fashionably late is still totally acceptable).

If you missed Pink Slip Fashion‘s last Tip(sy) Tuesday, check it out here.