Slouch boots was one shoe trend that emerged above the rest this fall/winter season with a vengeance. Slouch boots appeared on nearly every designer runway, and of course, everyone was looking at the Saint Laurent’s crystal-embellished boot. But those beauties run around $10,000 a pair, in other words, simply something that I will only admire from afar. But, this has not stopped me from pulling off the slouchy boots trend at a very reasonable cost. While we are talking trends, let’s also throw into the mix, the color red. Inspired by female empowerment, this fall and winter season is all about power dressing in hot red.
Yes, I know you have seen your favorite bloggers rock their red boots. Or, you are simply bombarded with images featuring those gorgeous red boots, and you think that you need a pair of red boots yourself. But we know what happens; you love the trend and then, just before hitting the purchase button, your subconscious starts to rebel by asking the reasonable, hard-hitting questions. “How can I wear this?” “How many times can I wear this?” “Will this work with my everyday clothes?” “How much should I pay to play in this new trend?”
Well, I am here to show you that you should give the red boots a try. You can absolutely find some affordable brands that are also offering slouch boots. Steve Madden is selling it in a number of color, and is offering both a slouch boot on a stiletto heel and a more architectural take on the trend. High-street retailers, such as Zara and Topshop, have their own versions of slouch boots too, for under $50.
Of course, one of my go to places for affordable shoes and boots is DSW. I picked up these red slouch boots back in November 2017 during one of their epic online sales. I got these Indigo Red Fayen boots for $34, discounted from $69. I will be honest with you. These are not a high end designer. In fact, I had never heard of this brand before. But I wasn’t absolutely head over heels with the red slouch boots when I first saw the trend pop up, although I saw a lot of potential. However, I did not want to spend too much for an item that I wasn’t really sure how to style.
I have to say that once I received these boots, I was in love. They are amazingly comfortable. Might be due to the not so ridiculously high heel. I love the color, the fit, and truthfully, everything about these boots. I am very happy that I did not have to spend a lot of money on these, and that they have worked out wonderfully. Also, I have been able to wear these boot with so many various outfits.
This outfit features one of my favorite faux fur vests that I wear often in the fall and winter season. I picked up this Mossimo blue faux fur vest from Target two years ago during a Black Friday sale for $19.99. Of course, Target no longer carries it but I did find one on Ebay here, for $20 as well. I was immediately drawn to this faux fur vest because it was a unique color that I am used to seeing.
In this look, I paired my $20 vest and slouchy boots with this plaid shirt that I received from a fellow fashionable friend. I admit that I have a lot of clothes, but I am always purging. When I purge, I gave away clothes to other friends often or drop them off to my local thrift stores. I do believe that I have gotten some great karma out of my generosity, because when other fashionable friends are purging, they always give me a call to go through their closet. What is better than FREE!
I completed this look with these grey Free People jeans that I thrifted for $7.99. These stretchy jeans are comfy and perfect. If they didn’t cost $80 a pop, I would be tempted to get a few other color washes. However, for now, I will absolutely be on the look out for them when I thrift or the clearance rack.