29 October 2011
A Furry Jambu
I’ve heard that furry ankle boots are all the rage (does anyone still use that term or is that just proof how out of it I am?) this fall, so of course I jumped on the bandwagon when the nice people at Jambu offered to send me a pair of boots to review.
I’ve typically shied away from this style before as I always thought ankle boots + short girl with bulky legs ≠ a good look. But I’ve seen so many great iterations of the furry ankle boot that I just had to try it.
Jambu is known for being comfort shoe brand that uses partially recycled and reusable compressed rubber on their outsoles, plus recycled materials for their packaging. I’ve worn Jambus before and can say they are super-duper comfy. But as you gals know with more comfort shoe brands, style is not typically the most important factor. So what I appreciate about Jambu’s winter collection is that most of their offerings are not only cozy-looking but are taking a nod to on-going trends.
Pros about the Sophie boots I am wearing? They are comfortable and completely on-trend this season. I literally do not feel like I am wearing heels. In fact, barring anyone pointing and laughing at me, I think I may very well be able to conquer some trails in these babies. And even though the faux fur does not extend into the interior of the boot, I still think my toes will remain nice and cozy when it gets cold outside. Nothing bad to say about the apparent quality of the boots right out of the box except that the faux fur could use some fluffing!
Cons about the Sophie boots? I’m not sure this is a good look for me – both physically and because I don’t think I have the swagger to pull it off. And I don't know how to style them. Plus I wish the faux fur was removable somehow so they would be more versatile in case I wanted to wear these boots under jeans. And I am undecided about the metallic leather toe and heel point, I think we may borderline be entering moon boot territory here.
You can find Jambu boots at most major retailers, or online on places like Zappos or Endless.
So any help would be appreciated - how would you gals style these boots? And what cold-weather trend are you looking to rock this fall/winter? And how the heck do you "fluff" faux fur?
Sweater: J.Crew shawl collar poncho (sim printed here, cardigan here, toggle here)
Top: H&M (worn here - sim here)
Jeans: F21 ankle skinnies (worn here - sim here)
Necklace: c/o Simply Livly via Etsy
Bracelet: F21 rhinestone tiger (sim here, more subtle here)
Shoes: c/o Jambu sophie