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Fashion on campus: the ankle boot

When asked what advice she would give to students who shared a similar fashion sense and style, Emily had a few things to say: “Honestly, I recommend looking up styles that you like and taking that. I do a lot of online shopping because I find it’s easier to look at everything because I get overwhelmed in stores … I miss a lot of things I would have loved wearing.”

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As of this week, The Cascade‘s fashion column is being rebooted to involve UFV students on campus who are enjoying the fall styles this semester. Say hello to Emily Cantera, who has been attending UFV for five years now. She is currently majoring in marketing with a minor in communications. When first observing Emily, one cannot help but approve of how well put together she is, and the way she carries herself is enviable. Wearing a teal jewel-toned blouse underneath a charcoal grey blazer and skinny black dress pants, Emily was the perfect candidate for the new fashion column. The items that stood out the most on her ensemble, though, were her cute brown, laser cut high heeled boots.

When asked how she would describe her style, she didn’t hesitate. “I like to be comfy, but I also don’t like to look like I just got out of bed,” Emily said. A typical outfit for roaming around campus includes a flannel shirt, leggings, pull-on sweaters, and of course, her ankle boots. She found them online and made her purchase through Amazon. “I saw these booties on Pinterest and thought, ‘Those are the most adorable things ever! And I want them …’ I love them, so I bought them,” she said.

The boots Emily wears are an excellent example of the growing trend for fall boots. Easy to dress up any outfit and incredibly comfortable, ankle boots are not new to the fashion market, but have been revamped in new looks such as jewel tones, flat or high heeled, with suede and leather being the most luxurious option. The word “boot” simply means to cover the feet and lower leg. They have come in various lengths and heels, such as wedge, stiletto, flat, riding, etc. Through their various shapes and forms, boots have prevailed as a long staple for fall and are reminiscent of English riders and aviators during both World Wars, and are perfect for keeping your feet dry when it rains (which happens constantly here on the “wet” coast). A staple since ancient times, the boot has grown into a fashion statement that is still standing strong today.

When asked what advice she would give to students who shared a similar fashion sense and style, Emily had a few things to say: “Honestly, I recommend looking up styles that you like and taking that. I do a lot of online shopping because I find it’s easier to look at everything because I get overwhelmed in stores … I miss a lot of things I would have loved wearing.” She also pointed out that doing research is crucial to finding out what will suit your body shape the best. And with her effortless chic style, it is easy to see that online shopping is paying off in spades.

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