When I think of comfort shoes, I always come back to my cowboy boots.
They’re broken in, scuffed and stretched, and they mold to my feet the way really good quality leather should.
Unfortunately, they stop at the largest part of my calves, and proportion rules dictate that to be a no-no. I’m already fun-sized as it is and cutting me off at this unfortunate point of my silhouette just makes me look visually shorter and stumpier.
Usually, I can mitigate this by going monochrome and wearing similar colored bottoms. Or I just wear them under boot-cut jeans and enjoy comfort over aesthetic. But this really limits me to only wearing pants with these boots. And I don’t do limits.
So today, I’m playing my Woman of a Certain Age card and I’m throwing style protocol out the window. I’ve always loved the look of a flirty dress toughened up with a pair of cowboy boots and I’m going for it. I’m also ignoring the voice in me that always screams “Christmas tree!” when I pair red and green because if I’m going whole hog on the comfort dressing, I want to swallow myself up in a boyfriend cardi and this one is my fave.
This may not be my most fashion-forward ensemble and it may look a bit dated – 80s grunge meets 90s incongruity? – but it’s Friday and I actually want to smile when I stride today.
:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – Ross
Cardi – Old Navy
Boots – Ariat
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Fashion Friday @ All Things Chic