It’s easy to see why style mavens are obsessed with G by Guess – the hip, adventurous branch of the iconic Guess brand is both fashion-forward and accessible. As the weather cools, you’ll be stashing your flip-flops and putting on warmer footwear varieties, and G by Guess has you covered with daring lace-up boots and sleek shooties – ideal for the chilly fall and winter months.
When the temperatures drop, damp or snowy conditions might tempt you to choose function over fashion, but halt in your tracks – the Barb Lace-Up Boot in espresso has you covered on both fronts. Its rugged aesthetic features distressed faux leather; a cap toe; and stitches and studs for a dash of glam, while offering traction on the outsole and a cushioned footbed for comfort. Wear yours for weekend walking with a pair of tucked-in skinny jeans and a cozy chunky-knit sweater.
Day to Night
Transitioning from day to night can be tricky, but a well-chosen shootie – think a cross between pumps and low-cut boots – solves the problem. Rock the Talka Bootie in black faux leather at the office, and then walk in style to happy hour. This dressy shoe features a 4.5-inch heel with a 1-inch platform for comfort, plus a sleek, strappy design and cushioned insole. Slip these on to finish either a pants or skirt-with-tights look.
Channel your inner rocker with a pair of black lace-up combat-style boots for a laid-back night out with friends. Assemble the outfit with distressed blue or black skinnies, and add a band T-shirt or flannel button-down topped with a moto leather jacket. This retro but ever-cool footwear style also works with an above-the-knee floral dress when the weather eventually warms – a perfect balance between tough and feminine.
Pretty and Polished
Dinner and a movie with that special someone calls for just the right outfit – and of course the perfect pair of shoes. Nab the Tenya Booties and start piecing together a variety of date-night looks. The black leather shootie has a pointed toe and cupped 4-inch heel to elongate your legs. Slip into dark flare-leg jeans and top them with a cami or blouse and a figure-hugging blazer for both warmth and style.
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About the Author
Stacey Kole worked for five years as managing editor of the international style and pop-culture magazine Savvy, where she traveled coast-to-coast covering all things fashion and beauty. In addition to daily writing and editing duties, she interviewed and penned cover stories on such celebrities as Avril Lavigne, Julianne Hough and “Twilight” star Ashley Greene.