Utilitarianism is in. What is great about this trend if that it adds a subtle manly appeal to an ensemble. It reminds me of the time when Elizabeth Smith Miller wore pants--the first woman to wear it. In my previous entry, I mentioned that I love boots and booties. I wear them even during summer--no, not the knee-high ones, I am still in my sanity. But, why not? I remember Levi's ad in the Philippines that said: Which is better, a bikini in winter or a denim jacket in summer? Jacket in summer! So guys, welcome to another edition of the Splurge, Save and Steal:
Alexander McQueen 'Biker Jacket' zip bootie, $1,115 at Neiman Marcus. You can unbutton its "collar" to make it into ankle boots. Totally utilitarian.
Fendi 'Gothic Romans' suede lace-up boots, $860 at Net-A-Porter.
Christian Louboutin 'Mamanouk 120' suede booties, $454.26 previously $948.52 at My Theresa. This is currently sold out but you can add it on your wait list. If you could not wait though, here is another option:
Stuart Weitzman snake-embossed leather peep toe bootie, $395 at Neiman Marcus.