We developed a major girl crush after spotting street style standout, Elaine Welteroth, near a Spring Studio show in Tribeca. As Teen Vogue’s beauty and health director—and a fellow California gal—she sure knows how to throw an outfit together. Known to change up her style depending on her gig, Elaine’s current “teen renaissance period,” as she calls it, really suits her. For one of her NYFW outfits on an absolutely freezing day, she layered a coat, 2 jackets, and a sweater dress without adding bulk—what is this sorcery?! And then she capped off the look with bright accessories. Hello, bunny iPhone case and orange-you-cute beanie.
But of course, her shoes are what sealed the deal for us. So much so that we decided to feature the Balenciaga Ceinture Boots as our “Shoes for Tues” pick of the week. The Ceinture features rock-and-roll double buckles and sexy side cutouts. Reminiscent of Doc Martens, Balenciaga aptly calls their boot a “punk spirit high derby shoe.” Describe it however you want. All we know is we need a pair of these beauties ASAP.