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October 2012's Splurge or Steal - Black Riding Boots

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Black Riding Boots - Splurge or Steal for October 2012
October 2012's Splurge or Steal - Black Riding Boots

Splurge or Steal for October 2012 - Black Riding Boots

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Black Riding Boots - Splurge or Steal for October 2012

With the popularity of PBS's Edwardian drama Downton Abbey, the tweedy, horsey set and country life both have an influence on fall fashion for 2012, and designer Ralph Lauren even acknowledged the show as one of the inspirations for his fall 2012 collection. Equestrian boots fit right into this fashion aesthetic.

Boots make a fine alternative to shoes, especially during the cool-weather months of autumn and winter. When you choose boots in a fashion neutral color, such as black (pictured above), you're making a very practical choice because the mix-and-match fashion possibilities are endless.

Don't expect to find too high a heel on equestrian boots, although we do expect to have a heel of about 1 1/2 to 2 inches on traditional Western boots. Even with a relatively flat heel on an equestrian riding boot, a short woman can create a long, lean vertical line by the way she dresses. Looking a bit taller doesn't always have to depend on wearing high heels.

How to Wear Black Riding Boots for Petites

  • Wear black riding boots with skinny jeans tucked inside.
  • Wear black riding boots with black leggings.
  • Wear black riding boots with black tights.
  • Wear black riding boots with a knee-length, skirt. A pencil skirt is always a great choice.
  • Wear black riding boots with a dress and a tailored jacket.
  • Select black riding boots that have minimal decoration for the sleekest look.
  • Avoid black ankle boots in favor of riding boots that hit just below the knee.
Which pair of black riding boots is the Splurge and which pair of black riding boots is the Steal?

Find out by going to the next page.

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