THE BLOG
10/20/2014 05:51 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

These Boots Are Made For Gawkin'

Boots are so badass. They really are. Boots are powerful. Like mustaches. I like the whole boot ritual. Opening the box, sliding those babies on my feet (which I wish were a tad smaller). I test drive every possible bottom- first the mini, then the skinny. Then, I look in the mirror-turn to the side, pose, and say out loud,"You are such a badass, Alona."

This season I am all into the treads. Here are 5 pairs of boots that will make you feel like a badass. I've also put all the looks mentioned below on my Pinterest page.

1. Jeffrey Campbell Mulder Platform
I like to mix style like elegant with punk or say preppy with the 70's. With these boots, I need to keep it soft since my angled features on my face and personality are very bold, so I'd pair them with soft leather skinnies and an asymmetrical cashmere.

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Check out the look here.

2. Hunter 120mm High Hell Rubber Ankle Boots
Honestly, I could not be bothered with rain accessories-coats, boots, umbrellas or hats. I think they are stupid. But, because this isn't always about me, here is a cool tread rainboot, I might wear if, say, I lived in monsoon climate. I would pair those babies with a hat because I'd be bitchy (it's wet out!) with a hat so I can be anonymous. Underneath my raincoat, I'd need to be comfy, so a tee is key.

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Check out the look here.

3. Rachel Zoe Luna Boot
These boots are a mix of pure sex and honesty. Kind of like Californication's Hank Moody character played by David Duchovny (call me?). I would not wear these boots with anything except nothing or a tailored tweed coat.

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Check out the look
here.

4. Sam Edelman Verena High Heeled Chelsea Boot
I'd pair these booties with a narrow long fall skirt (preferably in black) and a Risto intarsia sweater-preferably tucked in.

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Check out the look here.

5. Vagabond Lily Platform Ankle Boot
I kept going back to Urban Outfitters and visiting these shoes. I could not buy them, but I visited them often. There is this schoolmaster in the 50's shoe thing happening here, but with the lace ups and the platform, the punk comes emerges. Pair these with a plaid mini and a sleek Fedora hat. This is THE second date outfit of the year.

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Check out the look here.

Send me some pix of you in your boots @brandinista on Instagram or Twitter. I hate to fetish alone.

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