It’s no big secret. I am petite! Not just petite, like really short!! If I wasn’t over age 8, I’d be stuck in a booster seat. Haha! So no, I don’t do flats or wear sneakers as my everyday footwear. I actually used to wear high heels everyday! But after having kids, it just wasn’t practical for me. Instead I found a good compromise with boots. I’ve always loved boots – but my collection was for Fall and Winter! Boots of all styles have become my wardrobe staple. It might seem weird to some people that I wear boots year round in Southern California. I make it work by choosing light neutral colors for Spring and Summer. My fashion style is minimalist so I have a limited color palette of greys, blacks, neutrals and pops of color in usually purple or pink. I choose quality over quantity but when it comes to shoes more is more!! 🙂 We are going to Europe this summer so I’ve been feverishly scouring the internet for the perfect capsule collection to pack. My walking shoe is going to be a pair of ankle booties so it’s important for me to pick one that is not too high and wide enough in case my feet swell up from the heat! The booties also have to look cute mosty with shorts. I’m going to share with you my current Spring ankle bootie picks for 2020 and my previous picks that I still love today! Since Fall/Winter is pretty much over, now is a great time to shop and score great deals!
First up, are Toms’ Deia Ankle Boot in Grey Seude/Felt. I love the contrast of fabrics! Toms shoes are usually comfortable and of course I love that with each purchase they donate a pair! The heel is 1″ and they are slip on. I got mine on Amazon for $60 but price will vary depending on where you buy them and your shoe size! Click here to buy!
Next up, Report’s Oberson Twin Gore Ankle Bootie in taupe with snakeskin embossed pull-tab. I love finding boots with a little bit of flair to them and these fit the bill. The heel is 2.5″ and they are slip on. I got them at an amazing price of $45 at Nordstrom Rack! Click here to buy!
Lastly, are Bella Vita’s Henley II Bootie in grey snake print. Again, I love the contrast with the leather and snakeskin print plus the silver buckles. These have a 1 3/4″ heel and side zipper. I got them at Nordstrom for only $58! Click here to buy!
These are all short heeled since I am looking for something that will be comfortable for vacation. However, my absolute favorite boots are from Rag & Bone. These are the styles that I wear during Spring and Summer. Unfortunately, they are no longer in season but check their website https://www.rag-bone.com for the latest styles! Be sure to treat your brand new suede shoes before wearing them. I use Ugg’s Water and Stain Repellent for Sheepskin and Suede. Let me know if you wear boots during summer, too, and how you like to style them with your oufits!
Rag & Bone Ashby Ankle High in stone suede.
Rag & Bone Harrow Bootie in grey suede.