The Vintage Boot

posted by on 2013.11.15, under Collaborations




There are a few constants in life, and one of them being a pair of sturdy boots. Although many people associate boots with winter wear, after frolicking all summer long in breezy dresses paired with my favorite boots, I think it’s safe to say that they seamlessly work for all seasons. If there was one word to describes my style philosophy,  that would be “Juxtaposition”.  I’m a firm believer in melding  masculine with feminine, hard with soft, and dark with light. Which brings me to my obsession with pairing utilitarian boots with flouncier skirts and feminine dresses.  As I previously talked about HERE the importance of having a pair of black pumps , it’s equally as important in having the right pair of boots in your closet.  Nine West has a great pair of boots called the Turner.  It has the perfect amount of  utilitarian charm with a slight urban flair, encompassing everything that  you need to achieve that downtown effortless style.

You may recall from THIS video that I recently partnered up with Nine West to share some of my top picks for the season. Last time I shared a tutorial on how to style your basic black pump to work, but today i’m going to show you how to style your boots in 3 different ways HERE! Enjoy!


I love that first picture of you!!

Newborn Fanatic ( November 24, 2013 at 10:32 PM )

This video only enhances your point regarding the importance of boots. You’ll be happy you watched!

Kimberly ( November 20, 2013 at 11:47 PM )

Dear Chriselle,

I have a newborn so don’t’ have much time to go to the mall. I really love all the outfits and know you always post links which make is so easy to shop. But you only posted a link for the boots in these and I love all the outfits, so if you get a chance could you post links. Thank-you. Btw where you a model before you did styling. You look great in all the shoots and the photographer is amazing, too. Your sense of style really inspires me.

Scarlet ( November 19, 2013 at 8:39 PM )

you look absolutely gorgeous

Vilma ( November 19, 2013 at 12:51 PM )

Love, love the boots and every single outfit in the post!

xo, Alina

Style by Alina ( November 17, 2013 at 5:22 PM )

I just picked up a pair of vintage boots and I love them! I’m so surprised at how versatile they are!

Ros ( November 17, 2013 at 12:34 PM )

I LOVE this shoot! I wanna do something like this tooooo!!!

Christine ( November 16, 2013 at 8:52 PM )

I LOVE this shoot!

Christine ( November 16, 2013 at 8:51 PM )

I had a similar pair, but I sold it to Crossroads Trading because I never wear them. You look great in them though. I’m so happy to see you do so well with so many brand names. You seriously deserve it!


Maggie ( November 16, 2013 at 4:29 PM )

Where is the sweater in thefirst post from?

where is the sweater in the first pic from ( November 16, 2013 at 4:25 PM )

Your outfits are so pretty! This makes it cooler since I work at DSW lol ♥ Will you make a post in the summer about how to style boots?

Lei ( November 16, 2013 at 9:37 AM )

Love the 3d outfit!!! x

Rougeuse ( November 16, 2013 at 5:16 AM )

You´re so so so gorgeous dear Chriselle! <3

Simona ( November 16, 2013 at 2:31 AM )

Great boots! loved the first photo ♡


Joana Leite ( November 16, 2013 at 1:15 AM )

I love these looks! You have always done a great job about evolving the different styles you wear, but no matter what style, you always bring in a classy chic element and I love how you have defined that as your style, its totally you! I really like these fall looks, I have always been on the more urban hipster side and these looks TOTALLY <3 fit in on that! LOVE YOU CHRISELLE! love always, Autumn.

Autumn ( November 15, 2013 at 9:53 PM )

I really think our styles are so similar! I essentially live in boots not matter what season. I love how it adds edge to a cute skirt or denim shorts :)

Phuong P ( November 15, 2013 at 8:59 PM )

You look awesome in these pictures! I mean, you always do, haha. But the pose, outfits, and your expressions are really beautiful. :D I’m a boot and bootie kind of girl too, and it’s sooo nice to hear YOU say that it’s not wrong to wear it however and whenever we want.

Ellie@Fit for the soul ( November 15, 2013 at 1:26 PM )

Awww those boots are cute! Love vintage footwear so much and I too love mixing masculine and feminine styles, it creates more depth and contrasts ;) have a wonderful weekend!

New Post up…

Tsangtastic by Jenny Tsang ( November 15, 2013 at 1:13 PM )

So badass Chriselle! Rad boots.



Vivian ( November 15, 2013 at 12:28 PM )

    Thanks love these boot soo versatile! do you have a pair you love for fall?

    Chriselle ( November 15, 2013 at 12:46 PM )

I like the casual looks. The third one is definitely my favorite

-Maya Swan

Maya Swan ( November 15, 2013 at 11:22 AM )

    Love it too! So laid back and comfortable!

    Chriselle ( November 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM )

love it:) looks great!

laurina wong ( November 15, 2013 at 10:18 AM )

    Thank you Laurina!

    Chriselle ( November 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM )
monkeyshines ( November 15, 2013 at 9:01 AM )

    ;) xoxo

    Chriselle ( November 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM )

I love each and everyone of these looks.


Lindsay Truax ( November 15, 2013 at 8:59 AM )

    Im so glad you loved them all!! Thanks for stopping by !! <3

    Chriselle ( November 15, 2013 at 12:50 PM )

Love how versatile these boots are!! And trans-seasonal!
It’s a great constant to have!!



Eye Like Fashion ( November 15, 2013 at 8:57 AM )

    YES YES YES! I agree thats what I love the most about them as well!

    Chriselle ( November 15, 2013 at 12:50 PM )

Love those boots!

Fashion Snag ( November 15, 2013 at 8:30 AM )

Lovely Smile :D
Love the first picture you look young and happy and pretty


Valeria Mary ( November 15, 2013 at 8:28 AM )

    Aww so sweet of you to say Valeria! xoxo

    Chriselle ( November 15, 2013 at 12:50 PM )

I love how you’ve paired those boots with such different outfits! All casual but oh so pretty!

The slow pace ( November 15, 2013 at 8:11 AM )

    Glad you liked the outfits in this post with these boots!! Thanks for your sweet comment E!

    Chriselle ( November 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM )

You look so teenish with a beanie, I like it.

Tra Mi ( November 15, 2013 at 7:46 AM )

    ;) Thanks <3

    Chriselle ( November 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM )

Those boots go with everything! XO

Marija ( November 15, 2013 at 7:35 AM )


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