Campus Style: Break out the boots

By Jillian Greene
Columnist

The leaves are falling, which means it’s time to break out the boots. Throughout campus, men and women alike can be spotted sporting a variety of boots. Here are my thoughts on each style of boot I’ve seen on campus.

Over-the-knee boots with a flat heel can be comfy and cute. (Twitter.com)
Over-the-knee boots with a flat heel can be comfy and cute. (Twitter.com)

Booties:
You can’t go wrong with booties, whether they have a high, medium or flat heel. This style of boot is definitely one of those staple items you should have on your shoe rack. Sometimes you just want to show off more of your outfit of the day, and booties are the perfect shoe for that.

Over-the-knee boots:
Usually I associate over-the-knee boots with a little bit of a heel on the bottom. But this year, I’ve been seeing more and more over-the-knee boots with a flat heel, which I love because heels can be torturous at times. We’re also seeing more of a suede material rather than leather in this style of boot. The suede style has become increasingly popular amongst millennials. I guarantee you could walk into any store today, whether it be a department store such as Macy’s, a boutique in Princeton, N.J., or an outlet store like Nordstrom Rack, and find this style of boots with a range of prices.

Rain boots:
Rain boots are my newfound love. There are so many different designs and colors to choose from when it comes to rain boots today. If you’re looking to spice up your outfit on dreary, overcast days, you can start by putting on a fun pair of rain boots. When shopping for a pair of rain boots, you can choose between a classic color or opt for one with polka dots, bright colors, stripes, flowers, etc. I’ve also seen rain boots of all heights, but I can’t take my eyes off of the little booties that come up a little past your ankle. They’re definitely going on my Christmas List this year.