Fashion

TAKE A HIKE

Lace up in Roots' peony pink boots

When ballet flats feel too prim and combat boots suddenly look severe, what is the modern traverser to wear?  Seeking comfort, but nothing too clunky, choose streamlined stompers that are in swing with fashion’s tomboy beat. Boots, once a winter/fall staple have become an all-season must have. These delightful pink petal desert boots hit just the right balance between sweet and sportif.  The super-soft brushed pale leather and tough sole play up two key trends for spring: pastels and utility-details.  Taking cues from Chloé’s spring runway, style them with a pair of slouchy woolen socks, roomy leather shorts and a hooded cape.  The look says urban explorer — perfect for those days when heels can hit the road.