It's been a week since I touched down at LaGuardia and stomped around the city for a few days. As much fun as I had, there's really no feeling like coming back home. An interesting dichotomy emerged from my travels, though. At home, I tend to go for a more relaxed, bohemian approach to style. After being in NYC for a few days and being surrounded by arguably some of the best street style out there, I realized that my love for all black ensembles and a more city slicker, minimal look will be worked into a lot of my new fall looks.
While my first look featuring my Ariat boots was distinctly inspired by the energy of SoHo, this outfit is more inspired by how the women of Knoxville might wear them. It's a more modern prep vibe than I might typically go for, but it's accessible and easy for fall. The boots add more polish than a pair of flat riding boots would. Overall, I think what's really working for me here is the color palette. I'll always be happy in oxblood and emerald.
As the temperatures dip further and further (however painfully slow that might come in East Tennessee), I know I'll be reaching for these boots often. I like that they are a bit different than the typical knee high leather boot that are ubiquitous on college campuses, but that I can still style similar outfits around them.