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Time for a wardrobe update
With the beauty of the ever-changing seasons comes the need to swap out our summer wardrobe to make room for warmer wear. Farewell flip-flips, bonjour boots! Karen Kwinter, Canadian Living's fashion and beauty editor-at-large, reveals what boots are on trend for fall and winter 2012.
"Cold and wintery weather always heralds the arrival of boots in our wardrobes," says Kwinter, "but for this upcoming season, boots are stronger than in seasons past." Here are four boot trends to look for this year.
1. Booties are king this season
"This fall, the king of boots is the bootie," says Kwinter. "Hitting generally just at, or slightly above, the ankle, the bootie has become a style mainstay," she explains
Whether you're comfortable in skyscraper-high stilettos or prefer something flat, this season's booties will offer something for everyone. No matter what type of clothing you have in your wardrobe, booties are flexible and can be easily worn with a variety of outfits.
"Originally conceived to be worn with trouser-style pants, the bootie is now a fashion statement that looks great with all skirt lengths and cropped pants," says Kwinter.
2. Knee-high, equestrian-inspired boots make a strong style statementâ€¨
Tall boots are popular during fall and winter, and it's up to your own personal sense of style to determine just how high you like your boots to be, whether that's just below the knee or just over it. It's all about what you feel most comfortable wearing.
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4. Rounded pointy toes are on trend
Natalie Bahadur is the senior editor of styleathome.com and a contributor to canadianliving.com.
You'll find the hottest footwear for the cooler months in our Photo gallery: 10 fall and winter boots we love.
To stay up-to-date with the latest trends, visit The Fashion & Beauty Blog.
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