Classic Fall Style with Johnston & Murphy Riding Boots
For years I’d stare into my overflowing closet each and every morning, and I’d wonder how it was possible for me to have so many clothes and still feel like I didn’t have anything to wear. Last year, I decided to finally do something about my little problem. I got rid of 75% of my clothes, shoes, and accessories. Yep, you read that right. A girl who writes about beauty and fashion for a living emptied out her closet. I threw away all of the items that were damaged or worn-out, and I donated everything that wasn’t my current size or style. The last step was selling or donating all of the items that I loved but never wore. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you like the aesthetic of an item if it isn’t comfortable or easy to style. I’ll admit that my closet purging experience was a little traumatic for my shopaholic heart, but the results were incredible. I was left with a closet filled only with items that I love and use on a regular basis, which makes it so much quicker to get dressed in the mornings. I was also able to see a distinct pattern in the items that I decided to keep. Each and every item that remained in my closet had three things in common: high-quality construction, a classic aesthetic, and a comfortable design.
Now I have an entirely different view on shopping. I resist the impulse purchases on trendy items and focus on investing in items that I’ll love and use frequently for years to come. The latest addition to my closet is this pair of Lyla Full-Zip Boots from Johnston & Murphy. These boots are my idea of perfection. The soft, two-tone calfskin leather design matches all of my fall and winter outfits, and the sheepskin lining and memory-foam cushioned insole keep my feet comfortable throughout the day. I’ve been pairing them with just about everything in my closet, but of course I love how they look with my go-to fall uniform: jeans, plaid shirt, sweater, and boots. I know that it’s a basic look, but it’s 100% me. I’ll never get tired of wearing this classic combination!
SHOP THE LOOK:
BOOTS: Johnston & Murphy Lyla Full-Zip Boots c/o | SWEATER: Target Style Pullover Sweater | SHIRT: Target Style Plaid Shirt | JEANS: American Eagle | HANDBAG: Rebecca Minkoff | NECKLACE: Baublebar Gold Tassel Pendant | BRACELETS: Baublebar Gilded Leo Cuff, Banana Republic Gold Link Bracelet, and Taudrey Fashionista’s Diary Bracelet Set c/o | SUNGLASSES: Express Angular Retro Sunglasses | NAILS: Revlon Cherries in The Snow | LIPS: Revlon WhimsicalI wear a variation of this classic look almost every day during the fall and winter months because it helps me stay warm and look pulled together with minimal effort. Seriously, this outfit is a total lifesaver in the mornings. I’m practically non-functional until my morning caffeine kicks in, so I love that I can put this cute outfit together while I’m still half-asleep. If you invest in one item from this outfit, definitely go for the boots. This pair of two-toned riding boots will give any fall outfit an instant style boost, and they’re so comfortable that you’re going to want to wear them every day. High-quality boots are an investment, but I guarantee that it’s money well spent. Unlike other boots that I’ve owned that fell apart after a few months, I know that my Johnston & Murphy boots will be a fall and winter staple in my closet for years to come. Two-tone riding boots will never go out of style, and this pair of boots honestly looks even better every time I wear them. Whether you’re looking for a new pair of boots or a great gift idea, I highly recommend checking out Johnston & Murphy. In addition to the Lyla Full-Zip Boots, I also highly recommend the Jeanie Wrap Boots! I just got them, and I can’t wait to showcase them on the blog later this week! For more fashion inspiration, don’t forget to check out Johnston & Murphy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube!
WIN A PAIR OF JOHNSON & MURPHY BOOTS
I believe that every woman needs to own a good pair of riding boots, so I’ve teamed up with Johnston & Murphy to giveaway a pair of my favorite Lyla Full-Zip Boots! Entering couldn’t be easier. Simply fill out as many entries as you’d like in the Gleam widget below, and I’ll be contacting the winner in two weeks. Good luck!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnston & Murphy. The opinions and text are all mine.