Airy high-ankle boots are just what mild winters call for (I’m not a meteorologist, just an optimist), and this paneled and mesh-trimmed pair by Versus is just what my newly refreshed wardrobe called for. On top of it: this oxblood color is the shade of the season. There’s a good reason it’s so popular. This amazing splash of deep merlot can fit right in with your wardrobe to give you an edgy look, without throwing everything into disarray.
To see how versatile these are, here are two totally different ways to wear them. Sequin sparkle makes for laid-back, after-dark glamour (or a controversial day look), while a bondage-influenced pinafore dress is subtly racy. Add Repossi’s cuff-styling earring to either mix, and you’ve got something really directional.
Versus Ankle Boots
On Ssense for $925.
Repossi Black Silver 3-Row Berbère Earring
At Barneys New York for $1,795.
1. Karl Sequined Shorts
On Net-a-Porter for $250.
Carven Button-Down Shirt
On My Theresa for $309.
Acne Mape cropped lizard-embossed leather jacket
On Net-a-Porter for $1,200.
2. Kenzo Wool-Blend and Leather Dress
On Net-a-Porter for $710.