For all the cranking I do about wanting to take my focus elsewhere and not obsess over clothes , here I am, again. I am working my way through my closet this winter and wearing anything that strikes my fancy - experimenting and being careful with accessorizing. Some fails, some wins. I have 3 pieces that are nagging at me - to the point where I'd like some help with styling ideas. 2 were NAS lemming buys (this is a problem area for me : I jump on board with the enthusiasm on the forum and buy things that I normally wouldn't. ) and one was an impulse fun-buy.

1. Marc Fisher faux reptile low-cut bootie. Good fit, perfectly comfortable, but I NEVER wore them. Put them on yesterday with a pair of bootcut jeans and felt very meh about the whole look. Granted, the bootcuts weren't full-length (it's winter here and snowy , after all) and maybe my coat of choice was wrong (see teddy aviator below ) but the whole thing was not right . What can I do with these boots ?? I think it's the low-cut aspect I can't figure out. What bottoms would make them work better for me? I don't own a black winter coat that isn't a puffer, and this teddy jacket, while being equally warm in tone, made me feel very western-trucker-ish when worn with these western-ish boots.

2. faux leather waterfall front jacket. (find below is in black, but mine is a cool grey) Good fit, perfectly comfortable , but again I have worn it exactly ONCE since August. I think it's a colour issue. Grey isn't a great colour for me , I've come to realize, and if I wear it as I usually would (with a cool-toned or black top and jeans or black pants), the whole look is blah and boring. How can I ramp this one up?

3. Zara faux leather shorts - not expensive, but still! Love them, they fit well and are pretty cool, but all of I sudden I'm stalled. Had them since September and have never worn them. Ugh. I can't figure out what to do for footwear. I have one pair of higher shaft boots, but they are a bit wrong here - still below my knee. Can I wear these with tights and ankle boots? I don't want to buy any more winter footwear right now, and I did get rid of my OTK boots last year . Thoughts ? Ideas?

thanks in advance for your help - much appreciated!

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