Hello from London! I’m currently visiting my sister in the UK, and in between snuggles with my adorable nephew, I couldn’t help but notice some of the awesome street styles when we’re out and about. Here are some good ones that even us Yanks can pull off. I’ll provide a few more of my faves later, but my first is an oldie but goodie from the grunge days: Lug soles.
Holy 1990s! Lug soles are back in a big way, and I must admit, with sleek black leggings or skinny jeans on, they are quite flattering. The trick is selecting the right amount of lug. You want people to think “that looks cool” not “she looks crazy”. Too much lug, especially in contrasting colors can make you look like a Lady Gaga wannabe. I suggest if you want to go out there with the trend, keep your outfit low key. Here are some examples of this throwback trend that hits that sweet spot.
The first from Nordstrom has a budget-friendly price point, plus it has a sky-high lug sole that Lady Gaga would be proud to rock. These are a hybrid-sandal, cut-out boot style, so you can wear as you transition to fall weather and once it gets chilly, add fun tights for warmth and a pop of color.
Classic with a Twist
Aldo always has cutting edge styles, and this one pairs the classic lug sole boot style with a little bit of bling. The oversized gold zipper adds a dimension of luxe to an otherwise utilitarian boot. These boots were featured on Project Runway, so they must be doing something right!
The last pair from Heels.com turns the gilded look up a notch while maintaining that lug sole boot silhouette. These can go dressy or casual. Let the gold shine with a simple pair of black skinnies or tights with a leather skater skirt. These have been sold out a few times due to popularity, so check back regularly to score yours for a great price!