Boots for the Dressed Down Girl

Lindsay Ferrier
Beauty & Style

BootsYesterday, I gave you some great fall boot options for looking all dressed up. Today, I'm devoting a whole post to dressed-down boots, because you're going to see a lot of them this fall and they are FABULOUS.

The look is distressed, utilitarian and even a little... dirty.

Perfect for a mom on the go, right? I mean, FINALLY, a shoe that's supposed to look like you just got back from an extended little league football practice!

This J. Crew model is a perfect example of the look- Wear your distressed boots with jeans and instantly, you look totally on top of the trends!

Want to see some ideas and affordable options?

You know what to do!


















First off, here are a few boots I love that give you a great idea of "the look." J. Crew's interpretation of the trend is on the left, Anthropologie's is on the right.

Both sets of boots are a little beyond my own budget, so I'm going to give you some less expensive options to choose from...


RoxyThis Roxy Desperado Boot (Swell, $79) is an excellent option for the price... It's the epitome of 'distressed!'


SpiegelI also love this Distressed Harness Boot (Spiegel, $89), which offers a more grown-up version of the look.


DeliasThese Rebels Sam Suede Boots (Delias, $39.99 on sale) are a true bargain- They were originally $99.50! They also come in blue and black.


TargetOr stop by Target and check out these Merona Kamischel Suede Lug Boots (Target, $39.99). I just might have to go this week and find myself a pair!

Hanna AnderssonClog boots are a super hot casual trend right now as well. I bought a pair like these Swedish Clog Boots (Hanna Andersson, $120) a few years ago and LOVE them. You'd be hard pressed to find a better price on the look. 


Charlotte RusseYou could always opt for a motorcycle boot, which is a more urban, edgy version of the trend. I love these Studded Motorcycle Boots (Charlotte Russe, $50), which also come in brown. Plus, if you buy one pair of boots right now at Charlotte Russe, you get a second pair for $10!


DSWOr get the real thing with these Harley Davidson Phoebe boots (DSW, $99.95). Tattoos will run you extra.

So, which boot do you prefer? Will you wear this trend? You should- I've found you some great deals, and shoes like these never really go out of style!

Images (top to bottom): J. Crew, J. Crew, Anthropologie, Swell, Spiegel, Delias, Target, Hanna Andersson, Charlotte Russe, DSW


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