October 13, 2014

In the world of style, the idea of matching your shoes to your accessories is pretty outdated. In fact, we typically like it when things like colored handbags and patterned heels, or wingtip shoes and printed socks, come together to make one really cool fashion statement. But when the details on a shoe or boot are SO good? They deserve to be partnered with an equally cool statement bag that reflects those amazing little extras. So, maybe your grandma’s advice wasn’t totally off the mark when she said matching your shoes to your handbag was Style 101. We’ve got the low-down on exactly how to pull off this look in a fresh, modern way.

Madden Girl’s Cooper is one of those riding boots you see and instantly want. Why? Cool studs, beautiful buckle details, and yes—it’s part of our wide calf boots collection (amazing!). But the element that really caught our eye was the angled zipper and that chicer-than-chic color detail. The Cooper’s three shades will complement jeans, leggings, and dresses galore, in addition to any cool blue, burgundy, or red bag you wanna rock. Check out how these Shoe Lovers styled their combos below!

Madden Girl Cooper Riding Boot $69.95 (Compare at $90!), Emperia Rikki Tote $49.95 (Compare at $78!), Urban Expressions Zipper Shoulder Bag $49.95 (Compare at $110!), Kelly & Katie Rhodes Zipper Crossbody $24.95 (Compare at $55!)

Gotta love a classic detail like quilting! It’s so timeless—a boot like this is guaranteed to be a staple in your closet for years to come! Want to make a big statement? Try a boot with all-over quilting details like the elegant AK Anne Klein black riding boots. Need something more subtle? We adore the Julia boot from Charles by Charles David! The back panel has a touch of the quilted detail, with a sleek silver buckle and block heel. To wrap it all together, add the perfectly practical yet stylish convertible backpack from Steve Madden—you just can’t go wrong with a multi-use black handbag

AK Anne Klein Klye Riding Boot $99.95 (Compare at $149!), Charles by Charles David Julia Riding Boot $149.95 (Compare at $229!), Steve Madden Flutr Convertible Backpack $69.95 (Compare at $88!)