I am fairly new in my attempts to, I don't know what to say, wear clothing and accessories which may be considered legitimately 'current'. I don't even really remember how I landed on this forum, but I found it an interesting read and have been loading and reading it daily.
So I feel more knowledgable about jeans now, between here and Authentic Forum, and some of the 'looks' that are currently in style, but one thing really continues to confuse me. Boots are just way, way over my head.
I don't understand what makes for a currently stylish boot. I have read this thead a dozen times and have hunted for other threads about boots, but it's not clicking for me. I bought a brown Jump 'Tim' boot from Endless and I do like it, but now I'm really at a loss for a black boot. I was thinking it should be a shorter, uh, pull on black boot. Ankle boot. But I don't know what the heel should look like, or how shiny it should be, or if zippers are tacky, and that elastic stuff is definitely tacky.
I live in Saint Louis, MO, which seems remarkably conservative for a city of 6mil, but it's in the mid-west. I've found an Aldo store and some boutiques, but the selection seems awful. Many square toed and many white boots, which I see people wearing, but also look like uncomfortable garbage.
The Jump 'Tim' boot really seems about right, but I am at a total loss for an ankle boot. Please advise.
PS - I am on a budget. It makes no sense for me to really splurge on an item of clothing as I know no one who would even begin to catch what was going on there. I care about how the item looks, not the brand. Brand stamps seem tacky, anyway.
PPS - If anyone from STL reads this forum, share me some tips, please!