November is officially upon us, even though Mother Nature is playing tricks with this 70-degree weather and I was walking around in a sleeveless turtleneck just this morning (how quickly my interest turns to obsession). I already packed away my open-toed shoes and sandals, so out of sheer laziness I’ll be wearing boots and sneakers for the foreseeable future, even if I’ll be getting a tan while wearing them.
Let’s take a look at some trends and staples.
I can’t really say for sure if this trend is here to stay. All I know is that every fashion blogger in the northern hemisphere has been wearing mid-calf boots since late August and Zara’s shoe section looks like a 1960s go-go dancer’s dressing room, so it’s safe to say the trend will last at least a couple seasons.
Proceed with caution, however. If you only knew the monstrosities I had to trawl through to find these relatively normal-looking options, I would probably get paid to write this blog.
This one probably wasn’t surprising, given the resurgence of everything 90s lately. Doc Martens are probably the quintessential 90s boot, but of course you can always count on your neighborhood fast fashion brands to replicate the trend at a more reasonable price point.
It’s almost laughable to call this a trend, because back home hiking boots are not a style so much as a necessity, so they’re perpetually “in,” much like flannel or the word “wicked.” However, a quick glance through almost any shoe retailer’s boot section indicates that the rest of the world is catching on. It will likely come as no surprise that I am heavily in favor of hiking boots; the more extreme the lumberjack vibes, the better.