Me: What do you think about women's boots?
Mr. Branflake: I don't like them.
Me (who has at least ten pairs): Why not? You don't like my boots?
Mr. Branflake: I like your boots, but some boots that women wear are just strange.
I asked him to elaborate and I loved his (very male) response:
"Boots dominate an outfit so much that they really need to be the right kind of boot. You also need to have the right kind of outfit."
I never thought of it that way.
So what are the "right kind of boots"? Here are his thoughts on each genre:
~Uggs or some kind like them: The weather needs to be cold. Extremely cold. Frigid.
~Leather boots: Only for going out at night with friends.
~Casual, flat boots: Cute with a casual outfit.
~Thigh high boots: Never.
Then I showed him a bunch of boot photos (bless his heart) and I asked for his commentary on each one. Even though he felt uncomfortable at first I think he really enjoyed doing it. Here goes:
No. Absolutely not.
The combination of the casual sole with the fancy lacing just looks weird.
No again. The buckle is too much.
And the suede borders on casual while the heel is more dressy.
The two looks should not be combined.
Triple no. The color and the heel are too much.
Besides that, the sole does not match the shoe in terms of casual to dressy.
Yes, initially. The casual heel with the slouched look is paired well.
Although the shape throws me off.
Yes. I like this one. I like the dressy nature of it with the heel.
I like how it's streamlined and sleek.
I would never change my style for anyone but I think it's always interesting to hear what guys think about what we wear. And since my hubby's a math person here's the breakdown:
Are you a boot person?
When I began showing him all these photos he dramatically held out his hand in the "stop" gesture and said "Wait. I think I need to be rubbing your shoulders while we look at these." Swoon!
PS... Blair from Wild and Precious did the sweetest feature on me today.