Have I mentioned enough times that I am in love these Dolce Vita boots? They are the perfect black ankle boot- not too dressy, not too casual and with a pop of brown. I have previously mentioned that I have been looking for a cheaper version of the same look and kept coming up empty. One day while browsing the Target shoe aisles I saw a simple black pair. They were the right shape, but a little plain.
Once I got them home, I started thinking about how to create the DV look with my Target boots. I realized I could add my own ankle straps with a few simple rivets and some faux leather.
The supplies I used were 12 sets of size small antique brass rivets and a rivet setter, three faux leather belts, a leather hole punch and some boots.
I cut up several faux leather belts to the lengths I needed to wrap around the ankles of each boot. I then used the hole punch to punch a hole near the zipper and riveted the first strap in.
I wanted the straps to cross so I started the first strap near the top and wrapped it around to rivet it farther down.
Then I wrapped a second strap and riveted each end.
You can see the difference already between the before and after. I added a third strap a well.
It was such a surprisingly easy project and made a dramatic difference in these boots. I just love the detail in these boots now and wear them all of the time. Not to mention they are such a low heel that they are great shoes for mommas and really comfortable.
I’ve been on a shoe makeover kick lately- what have you been making over? Leave a link in the comments- I’d love to see!