"Super-Cute Casual Boots for Fashionistas"
Minnetonka Boots are some of the cutest types of casual all-season womens fashion boots you can find and they complement anyone who has a casual personal style. These moccasin boots aren't as snuggly as UGGs, but at least you can wear them during the warmer months without looking ridiculous!
These American-made boots have been adorning the feet of Hollywood stars, Victoria Secret babes to even celebrity babies, from Vanessa Hudgens to Sienna Miller, Kate Moss to Rachel Bilson.
Kate Moss is an example of someone who has been wearing the moccasin boots for many years regardless of how 'hot' they are for the season. She is definitely
not a slave for fashion and is more into creating her own style.
Courtesy of: Kate Moss via Bauer Griffin, Big Pictures Photo, Hollywoodsbest.net
I think the main reason why celebs are favoring these moccasin boots is that they look good and feel good. And because these boots are very lightweight compared to UGG boots, it allows you to wear them in any season!
Pros About Minnetonka BootsMinnetonka has been making footwear and shaping moccasin shoes reputation for over 60 years. They make some of the comfortable and stylish moccasins from the best glove tan leather.
Here are the reasons why I think moccasin boots are some of the best footwear out there:
Comfortable:The way Minnetonka has constructed the insole is awesome. The insole itself is made of cushioned material and even if you plan to spend all day wearing them your feet will not get tired or ache. They simply don't feel like normal boots at all.
Trendy:They're eye catching! Many of the styles have layers with fringes (such as the 'Calf Hi Fringe' spotted on Rachel Bilson) but you can also find simple moccasin boots that are versatile enough to go with everything.
Inexpensive:Almost all of their fringed boots come in at around $100, so if you order a pair you'll still have some money to invest in the perfect pair of skinny leg jeans to tuck into them.
Variety of styles:They come in a variety of styles, from knee high to short ankle boots, basic designs to styles embellished with braids, metal accents, faux fur or fringes.
Retire from your UGG boots
Perfect for Spring and Fall Transition
They look fabulous for Spring; with a pair of denim shorts, a long flow tunic dress and even a casual mini skirt!
An example is the Hi Calf Minnetonkas without fringes. It will transition well into Fall
with a denim jacket, sweater dress, leggings and grey skinny jeans.
Types of Minnetonka Boots for WinterIf you want a pair that will stand the snow and icy cold weather, you might want to try their Sheepskin Pug Boot which is thicker.
Sheepskin Pug Boots via Zappos
They remind you of UGG boots but I personally think they're better because they're cuter and feature the wonderful assets of moccasin shoes.
Sheepskin Cuff Boot is also another example of great womens winter boots, featuring faux fur details at collar, vamp and heel counter.
Sheepskin Cuff Boots via Zappos
They're poofy and look best on longer legs. And they're sure to keep your legs warm.
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How to Look Good with Moccasin Boots
However Minnetonka offers a wide range of moccasin boot styles, and not every style will flatter everyone. So to save money and time,
always keep your body figure, shape of leg and height in mind when buying a pair of Minnetonka boots.
Keep it simple if you're short (around 5'4 or below)
Most of the boots with double or triple layers of fringes make your legs look like wiggly human dusters which drags down a short body frame, making you look smaller. Basically, if you're short you should choose a pair that is sleeker with less frill and fringes to avoid overpowering your short stature.
You'll also look your best in Minnetonka styles that sit snugly to your legs and that skim over your calves.
Less frill = Versatile
Simple Minnetonkas can be worn with prints, various color combinations and some trendy garments. This versatility enables you to wear them with the rest of your wardrobe, So if you want to balance out your outfit and look super-chic with moccasins, then opt for only one fringe layer or no fringes at all.
The 3 and 5 layered fringes are eye-catching and draw attention away from a fabulous dress or worse, competing with the rest of your outfit.
How to wear Minnetonka Boots if you have full/muscular/short legs
If you want to look your best, avoid wearing them with a contrasting colored bottom - especially if the boots hit your mid-calf, which is around the widest point of your lower legs. This will only highlight your full legs and visually shorten them.
The best way to style them is to blend the bottom (skin tone, hosiery or pants) with the color of the boots. For example dark brown with black or dark blue. Tan with bare legs.
If this is not an option opt for high shafted Minnetonkas that skim past your mid-calf, or simply wear something on top that will draw attention away from your legs :)
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