1. Trusty ankle boot
I am calling this boot trusty for a good reason - it is a timeless go-to if well chosen and it will keep you warm and comfortable. The Chelsea boot is a classic style. I chose a pair in an updated graphite color that functions as a neutral and adds a little glimmer. The key to styling these boots is to keep the leg line slim.
2. Gentlewoman loafer
The thing to look for in a gentlewoman loafer is that it walks the androgyny line, blending masculine details with a feminine shape. These glossy wedge loafers hit all the right notes for me. I am loving the kiltie fringe on the tops and the gentle arch of the wedge. This is a versatile style that looks great paired with feminine pieces.
3. Elevated sneaker
The athleisure trend is showing no signs of letting up. Ease in with a cool pair of elevated sneakers. The tonal blues of these New Balance keep the shoes streamlined and sleeker than the average. Styling these for work is a bit tricky compared to weekend looks, which is like PB&J - they go together. For work, focus on casual Friday and balance them with a blazer.
4. Shearling clog
When I see these shearling clogs I feel all warm and can visualize myself sipping a hot chocolate. The furry edges mixed with the leather, wood, and little buckle give the clog, wedge, boot hybrid textural interest. For styling these, I would play up the coziness with lofty knits and layers, which works for casual Friday at work and lots of fun on the weekend.