The Betsey Johnson “Ariss”: Fall Boots for the Stylish but Practical

September 12, 2012 • By Erika

I love trying out all the crazy high-heeled boots in the spring and summer, but once fall/winter rolls around, I go for the durable, reliable, and practical styles.

It only makes sense to do so — I don’t want to be walking around in the cold in flimsy boots no matter how fashionable they may be! But, of course, if possible, I don’t want to sacrifice style for sensibility, so boots like the “Ariss” pair from Betsey Johnson really appeal to me.

The “Ariss” boots have the look of soon-to-be-favorite fall boots, complete with sturdy stitched leather soles and pre-distressed leather uppers. But they also avoid being called boring and basic, thanks to that cute oversized harness buckle at the side of each ankle:

Betsey Johnson “Ariss” Buckled Mid-Calf Boots in Taupe Leather, $149.95

These boots are for everyday wear and come with plenty of styling options, thanks to that roomy pull-on style. Wear it with leggings, with thick socks, or with jeans tucked into them. This pair indeed has both versatility and a dash of trendiness.

I’m drawn to the distressed taupe leather, but the boots also come in brown and black leather versions:

Betsey Johnson “Ariss” Buckled Mid-Calf Boots in Brown Leather

Betsey Johnson “Ariss” Buckled Mid-Calf Boots in Black Leather

These boots currently retail for $149.95!