I know for some of you it’s getting warmer where you live and we are all tempted to pack away the winter boots and pull out our flip-flops but why not rock all your cute boots into the spring/summer season with cute dresses and skirts?! Especially with all the mullet dresses (short in the front, long in the back). I just had to share this diy I made because I was so happy with how easy, cheap and functional it turned out. First, I found this great pair of brown LEATHER boots at a local consignment store for $8.00!! How could I not take them home with me?! I loved how comfortable they were but as soon as I got them home and tried them on with an outfit I knew they were missing something….
I have seen so many beautiful boots online and in magazines with funky buckles and straps so why couldn’t I just add my own straps?! And let’s be honest…. weren’t the boot straps just glorified belts?! These were the types of boots I was inspired by.
So I went in search of two belts that were similar in color to my boots. With belts being such a must-have accessory these days, you can buy cheap belts at so many stores. Ardene’s, H&M, Forever 21, Urban Planet or Suzy Shier. Anyways, I was looking through the belt section of a thrift store one day and came across this interesting piece.
I’m not sure what it was?! A harness? A backpack strap? A leash? Let’s just hope it wasn’t previously owned by a fan of Fifty Shades of Grey because that opens up a whole other possibility for this piece. haha Anyways, I knew all I had to do was unstitch the center piece and wa-la. I had two identical belts in the right color.
Then, I simply wrapped them around my boots and ta-da! From beautiful to boot-iful! Just what the doctor ordered. The best part is you can take them off any time, or switch them up. Maybe a patterned belt, contrasting shades or add two different belts to each boot for more of a statement piece. Let me know what you come up with!
These boots were made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do…. ~Nancy Sinatra