Breaking out of winter means veering away from the all-black outfits—or at least adding a pop of color to the all-black outfits. Layered necklaces and belts are always a solid addition to any neutral outfit, but booties are even better. It may just be my love for shoes talking, but booties can make your ordinary outfit into the outfit.
My first styling tip is to pair these Song Bird booties with a leather skirt and an oversized, white tunic. The leather paired with the booties incorporate strength into the look, while the tunic softens things up. Rules are made to be broken; the rules about not mixing patterns has been abolished and so has the rule that leather only goes during the winter months. Lightweight leather pants and skirts for spring should never be turned down—faux leather, of course.
For those of you who are following trend reports, denim on denim is delicious! Rockin' these booties with a neutral, knit shirt tucked in to a pair of cropped jeans, topped off with an embroidered jean jacket will let your inner badass shine. Don't let the opportunity go by! Check out Chinese Laundry for your next pair of shoes.