I would not consider myself a shoe person. I don’t like shopping for them, I don’t like wearing colorful or bright ones, and you won’t see me wearing pointy heels unless I absolutely have to. When I think about how I want to spend my money, it’s usually on things like Martha Stewart iphone apps and polka dot shirts, not shoes. But I’d be lying straight to your face if I said I didn’t dabble in ankle boots every so often.
Pretty much the only shoes I wear are boots of the ankle variety. I just love them. They speak to me. They say “Janelle, we GET YOU. We understand you. Let’s be together forever.” I mean, I can’t really say no to that. Laced, Chelsea, motorcycle, heeled, faux Isabel Marants, you name em, I love em. But my love for shoes starts and stops there. I don’t care about any other kind, really.
So with that, my essential shoe is 100% the ankle boot. Thanks for completing my life. See examples of ankle bootage here, here, here, and here.
From left to right: Steven Pembrook Bootie (old), Madewell Biker Boot, Jeffrey Campbell East Village Bootie (old), Madewell Laced Boots (old), ASOS Adelaide Boot, Madewell Billie Boot
See more essentials here!
We all have those clothing items that we’d wear every day if we could. Don’t you dare deny it. Oh if I could, I’d wear a combination of this outfit every damn day. But you’d probably think I was a weirdo, so I reign it in and only wear it about once (okay twice) a week. Not this exact outfit in particular per se, but a version of it. Sure, I’ll add some extras into the mix like a button-up shirt under the sweater or a colorful knit scarf or maybe even shorts instead of the jeans.
But for the most part, I like it just like that – simple and unfussy, easy and boyish. It’s ME and this is what I’m comfortable in.
My uniform is as follows:
a crew neck sweater (I prefer this Everlane one)
+ perfectly worn denim (these Madewells are similar to the ones above)
+ Wigwam socks (the comfiest of comfy socks)
+ ankle boots (these Chelsea versions have been in heavy rotation lately)
And yes, it’s about to get hot in LA so my exact uniform will be sidelined for a bit, but don’t worry, I have a summer version of it and although I’m sure you can guess what it is, I’ll share my summertime uniform soonsies!
What’s your uniform combo?