This spring season calls for a classic piece that’s more notably seen in women’s wear. The riding boot is truthfully one of the most outspoken shoes of its kind. Easily paired with a pea-coat or, or chunky cardigan, the riding boot serves as one of those pieces that ads an element of effortlessness to your look. Effortlessness is a key component to consider in personal style. You never want your look to translate as though you’re trying too hard, or that you’re lacking any effort to meet the standards of great style.
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Gucci Riding Boot – GUCCI – ($1,200.00)
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It’s also equally important to remember the power and sex appeal a well-dressed man can exude. Half the time it’s not about your actual credentials or assets, but allowing perception to be an ally in attracting what you want. Perhaps G. Bruce Boyer said it best. “It is both delusional and stupid to think that clothes don’t really matter and we should all wear whatever we want. Most people don’t take clothing seriously enough, but whether we should or not, clothes do talk to us and we make decisions based on people’s appearances.”
Gucci Leather Biker Boot – GUCCI – ($1,400.00)
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Riding boots are best worn with short cut jackets and blazers, oppose to longer cardigans and trench coats. Wearing the full knee length boot with longer outerwear/knits can be a bit much. Because the riding boot is such a dominant piece, overlapping layers can clash. There’s a fine line between style and costume. The boot is a statement piece within itself, and easily pulls things together. So you don’t have to try too hard.
Adelaid Leather Pea Coat – AllSaints – ($900.00)
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For those of you who find the knee-length riding boot a little too overwhelming for your style senses, you can always opt for the ankle cut boot. These shorter cut boots pair easily with lengthy apparel, but can also be happily worn with cropped or short cut outerwear.
Trace Boot – AllSaints – ($340.00)