September 26th, 2016
March 2007 Vogue

Desert Boots & Wallabees

My daughter cleaned her closet this summer and tossed out a pair of desert boots. I grabbed them and have been wearing them in lieu of sneakers while running around. Made me think of this Vogue story from 2007 by Mario Testino—maybe it’s time to bring back the Desert Boot and Wallabees (and here)…


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Long wool blazer


Jamie panelled silk dress


Lila hooded checked wool-blend duffle coat


Sinclair sucked silk-crepe blouse


Collins draped silk skirt


Point-toe navy suede and leather chelsea boots


Doris cotton-gabardine trench coat


55 leather knee boots


Color-block ribbed merino wool turtleneck sweater


Nirvy studded leather sandals


Avery oversized belted two-tone cotton twill trench coat


Scare Crow suede ankle boots

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  • Love them. I wore them all through the 70’s and have always had a pair on hand.

    KathySeptember 26th, 2016  10:09 AM

  • So 70’s unisex cool.

    KarenSeptember 26th, 2016  10:35 AM

  • Love. I have several pairs of Robert Clergerie’s interpretation of the wallabee and they always find a place in my suitcase when traveling. They are so comfortable and work with so many looks.

    Karima | A Note On StyleSeptember 26th, 2016  10:42 AM

  • I’ve always been a fan of the chukka 😉

    joannawnycSeptember 26th, 2016  11:23 AM

  • They never went away in my book — I have three different pairs =) So comfortable and a step up from sneakers. But I agree, they’re fabulous with this season’s neutrals.

    C.MicholSeptember 26th, 2016  11:48 AM

  • Funny. I was just telling my sister how much I love her wallabies. Her’s are birks and I don’t think they make them anymore so thanks for the link.

    LilahSeptember 26th, 2016  11:49 AM

  • Love Clark’s Originals

    That's Not My AgeSeptember 27th, 2016  4:24 AM

  • You’ve started a trend! Love them. So chic.

    Lisa EastmanSeptember 27th, 2016  6:57 AM

  • I was thinking the same thing!! I was at my boys’ school yesterday and saw so many of them on the girls and it made me remember this same Vogue story. I love the story so much then I wrote a letter to the editor (it was published )

    CharlotteSeptember 27th, 2016  7:39 AM

  • Love both boots, especially the Wallabees. Any suggestions on how to wear them? Straight legged jeans is the only thing I’ve seen lately..

    MarnieSeptember 27th, 2016  9:41 AM


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