As much as I may want to resist it, fall is certainly on its way – but I can’t deny that I’m excited about wearing my fall boots on a daily basis once again. While I have my eye on a bunch of the new fall boots on our site, I still have some pairs from last year that I’ll be rocking, as well. To update my old boots – and add variety to new ones – I love changing up the shoelaces in unexpected ways. Here are some of my favorite ways to do it.
1. Parachute cord.
While it may sound kind of strange, parachute cord is an excellent substitution for regular shoelaces. The benefit is that you can find it at the craft store in a ton of different colors, like mustard yellow and olive green.
I love the fall feeling that the green evokes. It’s subtle but still adds a nice change to your favorite boots!
Shown above is the Galveston Field Boot.
If you’re a crafter, you probably own a ton of ribbon. I like to pair mine with a cool pair of feminine boots like the Minimal Lace Up Heel, as it adds a little more girliness to them.
3. Suede cord.
Suede cord is another fun option that can be found at a craft store. I really like the workwear vibe it adds to a pair of boots — it totally changes up the entire look!
Shown above is the Jenson Slash Boot.
4. Twine and charms.
I’ve been using twine as shoelaces for years! I love how it adds a vintage, worn-in feel to a newer pair of boots. This time around, I decided to add a little feather charm to one of the laces, too. The twine was too thick to thread through the hole, so I just tied the charm to the twine with a little piece of thread and voila!
Shown above is the Admiral Ankle Boot.
Do you guys have any alternative shoelace ideas? Please share!
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