I’ve never been the type of girl with tons and tons of shoes. I typically keep one pair of flats, one pair of functional heels, something formal, and wear them until they’re torn up. Shoes never registered as accessories to me until I found this pair of Rampage Wrecker boots.
I took a chance on these on several levels. They were the first shoes I’ve purchased online, which can be hard when you’re a half size (depending on the brand, I can fit into size 8, 8.5, or 9). On top of that, cowboy boots can be hard to incorporate into an otherwise classic wardrobe. But alas, I can’t resist a good sale— or free shipping— and when I found these on 6PM for $21, I didn’t think twice. Plus, I justified the purchase by adding in some plain black flats since my pair had worn down.
Since the Wreckers stop above the ankle, they’re a lot more versatile than your typical pair of tall cowboy boots. I typically wear them with leggings, or I’ll roll up the cuff on my jeans to define my ankles and elongate my legs. While they don’t make a loud statement, they still add attitude to an ensemble. The studs add a contemporary rocker feel, too. They pull simple clothing combos– like a sweater and skinny jeans– together into an actual outfit.
One of my goals lately has been to experiment with my personal style. These boots were a way to dip my toe into something new. Of course, now that I’m starting to appreciate the importance of shoes to an outfit, I want to go out and spend mucho dinero on more… but my lack of storage space keeps me in check (thank goodness). But, I am inspired to start stepping outside of my comfort zone and start curating my closet with clothes and accessories that express more of my personality.