Have you ever held a style belief about yourself, only to prove yourself wrong? That's the story behind these boots. I swore I could never wear riding boots. My large shoe size makes me shy about any flat shoes, and my comparatively small ankles mean boot calves are always way too big. I'm so happy how wrong I was though because these boots are awesome. I may have purchased them on a whim, but they are one of the best staples I've ever added to my closet. I wear them several times a week, they keep my feet warm and are super comfortable. I wore them with an olive sweater and blue gingham shirt for a full day of errands on Saturday. I gathered more riding boots under $200 for you guys below. If you don't have a pair in your closet yet, you might be surprised how much you wear them!
Sweater: J.Crew, $28 (similar, similar, similar)
Shirt: Gap, $30 (similar, similar, similar)
Jeans: H&M, $32 (similar, similar)
Boots: Michael Kors/Macy's, $225 (same, same, same)
Purse: Karen Millen, gift (similar, similar)
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot 1, 2
Approx. dates: Sweater is 4 years ago. Purse is 3 years ago. Shirt and jeans are 2 years ago. Boots are a few months ago.