I was thrilled when Payless asked me to partner them on a series of fall posts because they are my favorite retailer for budget-friendly footwear. (See my first post where I styled a pair of KangaRoo sneakers.)
Last week I went to the store to check out their fall lineup, and I ended up coming home with two pairs of booties. Booties are about the hottest shoe trend going this fall. Last year my eye was still adjusting to the look, and I admit I struggled a bit with styling booties. This year, I feel like they’re going to be my go-to shoe choice for fall.
I’ve been wanting a pair of black wedge booties, so when I saw the Rosie Wedge, I went right for it.
The low shaft makes them super easy to pair with your favorite skinny jeans. You can cuff if you like, but in this case, I just let my pant legs fall where they may.
These booties are incredibly comfortable. The inside is soft with no rough seams or edges, and the 3-inch heel is the perfect height. It gives you a nice lift without being hard to walk in.
I wore black skinny jeans with my Lush Crepe Blouse. I have three of these blouses, I like them so much. They’re affordably priced and come in a variety of pretty colors. In fact, right now they’re on sale for $25!!! For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
I have to wear a tank underneath, otherwise it is too lowcut for decency. The one I’m wearing is old and not a brand I recognize, but I have this one and love it. For one with skinnier straps, this one looks good. I like how they are designing these now to flatten the tummy without compressing the bust. Here’s one at Target for much less.
I accessorized with a mixture of silver and gold. My necklace is a silver pendant on a gold chain, so I feel like I can go either way with the rest.
For fun, I carried this leopard crossbody. I like how it pops against the burgundy and black of the outfit and gives the whole outfit a little sass.
I also wore my watch with the leopard watch band. My bracelet, ring, necklace and watch are all from Stella & Dot. Since I’m an independent stylist, I have a ton of their jewelry.
Here’s one more look at the boots. I like that hidden goring. It adds some interest, and it allows them to slip on and off easily without messing with a zipper.
This is such an easy outfit to throw on and go, and it’s great for wearing on those warmer fall days before it gets really cold. The colors scream fall, but the blouse is lightweight and has a nice drape so you don’t get overheated. The ankle boots are classic but on trend, and best of all, they’re comfortable enough to wear all day.
crepe blouse // black jeans (similar for less) // Rosie Wedge c/o Payless // leopard crossbody // similar gold hoops // pave sphinx cuff and ring, luna pendant, leopard watch via my Stella & Dot boutique
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