Every fashion-savvy woman knows that nothing haunts you quite like that must-have item that slipped through your fingers. It happens — you see something you love and then “sleep on it,” only to see the dreaded words “sold out” when you try to add it to your cart. Luckily, we don’t often have those moments (see our credit card statements as proof), but when they do arise, you can be certain that the item was from one of our fave fast fashion meccas. We learned that lesson the hard way with one particularly gorgeous pair of velvet boots that dropped last fall (we remember it like it was yesterday). See (and swoon over) them below.
THE ONES THAT GOT AWAY
If you were one of the many early velvet adopters who tried to get their hands on these Zara High Heel Ankle Boots last year, you probably already know that Zara has yet to bring them back this season. (To be fair, they’ve got plenty of other perfect-for-fall shoes to stock your closet with.) But fear not — we’ve scouted a doppelgänger pair at Old Navy to save the day. Oh, and did we mention they’re a total steal at just under $45? Plus, every seasoned shopper knows that you can save even more at Old Navy with their promo codes (YAS!). (Photo via Zara.com)
OUR NEW OBSESSION
Your eyes aren’t fooling you. In a true moment of style serendipity, we happened upon these Old Navy Velvet Ankle Boots in Blue Steel ($45) and almost passed all the way out. Could it be? Did we get another chance to claim the boots we knew we were destined to own? The answer is a resounding yes! Bonus points go to Old Navy for recognizing the amazingness that happens when you combine velvet, ankle boots and this season’s go-to shade of smokey gray into one gotta-grab-now shoe.
They’re next-level, right?! Now, how about a little outfit inspo to go with those seriously cool new kicks? We’re all over it.
HOW TO WEAR THEM
Colombian-born fashion and style blogger Carolina Hellal knows exactly what we’re talking about. Take a page from her style handbook by pairing these velvet beauties with jeans and a breezy white blouse for the easiest fall outfit ever. Add on a silk scarf accessory, as it’s the quickest way to take your look from basic to bangin’ in a flash.
Croatian beauty blogger Petra sported our new wardrobe MVPs with another fall essential — a silk embroidered bomber. Looking for a way to transition these statement steppers from day to night? Try them with outfits that have shades of dusty rose, hunter green or royal blues for an unexpected pairing that *slays.*
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