Who doesn’t love a quick and easy boot makeover? Today’s project is a ten minute tutorial to update the look of your old boots and give them just a little more personality and character.
This easy boot makeover was inspired by (yet another) shopping trip. Lately, I love going into high-end boutiques to get ideas for future DIY projects. I get a big kick out of recreating a high-end look from what’s already in my closet. It’s like shopping …..for free! This particular trip led me to the most beautiful, leather shoe store I have ever seen. Theses boots were layered with gorgeous contrasting suede lace, unexpected details, and the perfect amount of distressed leather.
After these shopping trips, I immediately begin taking stock of my closet and find pieces I can alter in some way. These boots have been sooo comfortable and have lasted several years already.
I bought them on JustFab for only $10.
Tip: Justfab always has incredible deals on shoes. Whenever I’m ready to update my closet, I save up and buy several at a time during a great sale.
Here are a few options that would work great for a tutorial like this from JustFab.
The DIY Boot Makeover
First, remove the existing lace from your old boots. Set the lace aside for a future project if you like.
Next, measure how long your old shoe laces were and then add about 12″. Cut a piece of Brown Suede Lace to this new measurement. Find the center of your new lace and begin re-stringing your boots. The extra 12″ will give you some wiggle room to wrap the suede around your boot and create some extra details you might not have been able to do before. The little details usually make the biggest impact after all.
Ta da! Now our boot makeover is complete and these $10 boots have a new personality, some more character, and look a lot more similar to the expensive ones I wanted in the boutique. I love how they turned out and plan to wear them even more now.
I love how the contrasting suede brings out the design details of these old boots. Don’t you?
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