I'm actually really loving the Frye boots available at Nordstrom for Fall 2011. I'm not a huge fan of the "rugged" boot, distressed jeans, flannel wearing, "lumberjack" inspired style...however, these are really fun for a casual step down this fall.
I understand pulling off these boots may be a challenge. Especially if you're like me and the only Urban Outfitters clothing you have in your closet is left overs from your hipster/fedora phase you went through 3 years ago. But trust me, it's easier than it looks! You just have to ease into the process...
1. Pick a style that isn't completely evolved into a classic Frye boot.
Frye 'Naiya Kiltie' Oxford
Ok, ok, I know that step was too easy and doesn't even count as rocking a Frye boot, but the 'Naiya Kiltie' Oxfords are such an incredible pair of shoes that I had to show them first!
2. Go for more of a classic riding boot structure instead of straight to the lace-ups.
Frye 'Dorado' Riding Boot
3. Or add in a heel...
Frye 'Harlow Campus' Boot
4. Pretty soon you can add in a few straps.
Frye 'Jane Strappy' Boot
5. Now you can opt for some serious Sh*t-kickers!
Just because you have a very "laboring" pair of boots on you feet does not mean you have to totally go for the light wash, holed up, cut-off denim. You can still wear a hot pair of skinnys tucked in to your Frye boots. You also don't have to full on rock the plaid. Try a chunky scarf, a classic James Perse button down, a structured bag, crochet leggings, an oversized sweater, or a slouchy hat! Your options are endless. The point of these boots is to dress them up (using statement accessories will do the trick) or dress them down and have fun with them.