It is officially August, which means two things. It means that white pants can go back into hiding, and school is quickly approaching. The back-to-school dilemma means that a shopping trip is in order. The problem, however, is what exactly do you buy. The answer is simple: chukka boots.
Chukka boots–sometimes referred to as turf boots–are ankle length boots that usually have two or three eyelets. They’re perfect if you’re in casual/formal purgatory. If you’re like me, you know that finding the perfect shoe for a business casual affair is a struggle. It’s nice to have a comfortable shoe that navigates the territory. This look is the epitome of fashion-forward business-casual wear:
It also integrates the look with a denim shirt and camo, two looks that are going to be big this fall.
Are you a little apprehensive about wearing boots? Chukka boots are the gateway into edgier boots. They are eye-catching, but avoid the bells and whistles of the Chelsea boot. Like most ankle boots, you can toss them on with any cuffed chino or jean, and watch heads turn. This look uses chukka boots to synergize a casual outfit filled with accent pieces
You still have a ton of decisions ahead of you, but now you don’t have to worry about shoes. Go ahead and buy a pair so you can finally toss your outdated Sperry Top-Siders. You’ll be glad you did. Remember, the chukkas you wear aren’t nearly as important as the confidence behind them.