Let’s start by taking a look at what I’m wearing today. Hello, cute little Minnetonka boots! And shorts. Yes, really.
This is not a typical look for me — I’m not really a boots-and-shorts kind of girl. But I’m loving this, largely because it is so atypical. Boots! And shorts! Crazy!
When I was in college, fall was the season where you wore a big heavy sweater and boots (usually LL Bean Maine Hunting Boots) with shorts. Add a big scarf and some wool socks and it’s a totally cool-weather appropriate look.
For someone who is only barely legal to drink.
I’m all about wearing age-appropriate clothes, but I am willing to define “age-appropriate” pretty broadly. I don’t believe that celebrating your 40th birthday means no more shorts or bikinis or skinny jeans; instead, I think that what is appropriate for your age has more to do with how you feel in your skin — at 20 or 40 or beyond. When I was 20, shorts with boots scared me; I loved the idea but wasn’t sure I should be baring my legs like that. At 40(plus), I’m happy with my legs. Or maybe I’m just less concerned about what anyone else thinks of them. Either way, here I am, in boots and shorts. Crazy!
I’m a big fan of Minnetonka shoes; I have a pair of old school driving mocs that I wear quite literally all the time. They are easily the most versatile casual shoe in my closet right now — or they were until these cute boots showed up. Minnetonkas are well made of soft, sturdy leather; the construction is amazing and the styles are classic. Yes, even the fringe booties. Seriously.
What do you think — are the boots working with the shorts, or is there a better way to style these? How would you wear them?
Don’t forget: Enter to win your choice of Minnetonka Moccasins (women’s, men’s or kid’s) from Langston’s Western Wear! Contest ends October 14, and the odds are in your favor. And thank you to Langston’s for sponsoring this series — they provided the boots, but all words and opinions are my own.