4 Semi-Affordable Ethical Fashion Brands That Have The Best Boots
Beyond the fact I’m a minimalist who’s on a debt free journey, I use to focus on the fact that this lifestyle requires a lot of sacrifice. Meaning I’d spend so much time thinking about what I have to let go of that I forgot to think about the benefits of what I can actually add into my life. Yes, The Minimalists define minimalism as “the art of letting go.” However, minimalism creates the space to bring back more value in less quantity.
Right now, I have 3 pairs of black boots in my closet raking from dressy, high-heeled boots, on the go lace-up heeled boots, and my ride or die Dolce Vita low heel zip boots. Clearly, I have a favorite pair but the faded suede material with scraped markings on the heel are starting to look less like “character” and more like it’s time to get some new boots to sell the others on Poshmark.
One of my goals of 2019 is to intentionally take care of myself and that includes how I dress. I will no longer frivolously purchase stuff on a credit card (thankfully I cut up the card) to fill voids but to actually shop slowly and save up for shoes. Here are the 4 Semi-Affordable Ethical Fashion Brands with my top pics for boots:
1. Nisolo Boots
Semi-Affordable, Classic Style, Variety of Color Options, and Cash Back Worthy
The color is exceptional
I love the juxtaposition of the leather and wooden heel
Back zipper adds fun and easy to wear daily
Perfect heel height for day to night
Edgy and timeless Chelsea style boot
Perfect for everyday
Elastic panel is perfect for layering socks or tights
The contrast with Black and Brown adds dimension and “easy going” style
The pull on style is perfect for everyday
Good boot to wear year round
Low heel height when seeking a comfortable and polished look
WINNER: Definitely the Dari Boot. I love the color and I could wear this with a lot of outfits in my capsule wardrobe.
Semi-Affordable, Perfect Silhouette, Variety Of Color Options, and ‘Choose What You Pay.’
Love the pointed toe
Heel is the perfect height for day to night looks
Pebbled black leather adds a juxtaposition of edge and understated cool
Timeless silhouette for any style
Love the cognac color (especially with light or dark wash jeans)
Perfect transition boot from Winter to Spring
Chunky heel is easy to walk in
Elastic side panel makes layering easy with thick socks or tights
Buttery soft leather in a fun color
Perfect for Spring
A simple style which makes it easy for styling
Definitely a “fun” boot and can be worn everyday
WINNER: The Boss Boot. First off, the name and silhouette literally have me drooling as I’m typing this. I love this shoe and I want this for my birthday. This is me in a boot.
3. Bhava NY
Semi-Affordable, Most Style Variety, Boots For All Seasons, and Shoe Accessories.
Low heel with higher ankle
Perfect casual, everyday shoe
Neutral color for any outfit
Rounded, pointed shoe
Easy to walk in but not able to do more
High ankle and leather
Patent leather boots with contrasting rubber bottom
Comfort and everyday style focused
Sylvia Lace Up Boot $269
Lace up boots
Vintage and victorian style
Neutral yet unique color for everyday or Spring
Zip up style
WINNER: The Sylvia Lace Up Boot because I’ve been on the hunt for this victorian style boot that’s not more than $300.
More Affordable, Higher Heel, Different Material Options, and A Dressier Boot.
Tan, high ankle brown boot
Very high heeled boot
Good for everyday
Fun, read color for day
Suede material with tailoring
Rounded -pointed toe
Zipper backing with fringe
Black, leather boot
High heel good for evening or outings and also everyday
Zipper back with fringe
Rounded pointed toe
WINNER: The Black Perez boot that’s a high heel. I love that this is the leather and stitching on it. But I don’t think that I would wear this often enough to buy it.
I would shop slowly for The Everlane Boss Boot In Black (also, eyeing it in Burgundy) and Nisolo Dari Boot in Wheat. I love the fact that this is the best option for Fall/Winter and I hope that there’s more that I can buy in the future.