Flip through almost any September issue of your favorite magazine—from ELLE to Vogue Paris—and we guarantee they all have one thing in common: featuring Saint Laurent’s F/W 13 boots. The amply embellished, grunge-inspired footwear struck a chord with all manner of fashionphiles—from editors to “It” girls—and is unquestionably the boot of the season.
How To Make Incredible $8,000 Embellished Boots For Only $50
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The ideal accessory to evoke the ‘90s trend, we set our minds to recreating the adorned boot ourselves. Read on for the easy step-by-step instructions.
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Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane Embellished Leather Boots ($8,000)
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Glue approximately ten studs to the toe of each boot. We used Lucky Brand’s Nolan Boots ($129).
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Cut out two rectangles of faux leather, each one approximately 5-inches long by 3.5-inches wide.
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It’s time to make the knot clusters! Using the thin chains, simply tie the two strands together to form a knot. Keep going until the chain strands are completely knotted. Using super glue, glue the chain clusters to the faux leather rectangle.
Tip: Leave bits of chain hanging off to create a purposefully undone look.
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Fill in the gaps where you can still see the faux leather by gluing on small braided bits of embroidery floss, small bits of lace, buttons, charms, chunky chain, and pearls.
Tips: Don’t be afraid to pile it on for a more dimensional look. Pull apart the embroidery floss and the lace for a frayed, grunge feel.
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Attach two strips of adhesive Velcro to the back of the leather rectangle along the right and left edges. Peel off the backing and attach the embellished leather rectangle to the boot.
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