Not all boots are meant to be black; there are other colors that you can actually wear. I know a lot of people, me included, wear black because it is the safest color to pair for whatever you have in your wardrobe. How about giving the other colors a try like the taupe boots?
According to Wikipedia, taupe is a dark tan color in between brown and gray: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taupe. After that very brief description of this color, let us now look for the pair that you might like. I decided to give this color a try and there was no turning back. I have an ankle-high suede taupe boots that I got myself last year. I think I even have worn out these boots more than my black ankle-high ones!
My pair looks just like this Isabel Marant taupe boots that Miranda Kerr is wearing (I wonder why I don’t look like Miranda when I wear those boots. Lol!). Since the boots have brown hues, it is still easy to pair them up with the neutrals, pastels and some of the bold colors.
May I suggest this taupe boots that I have found at Resultly app. The boots are from Nasty Gal. Jeffrey Campbell created it for the label. The boots has that sexy rugged appeal.
With these shoes, you can wear it with your maxi dress if you will be heading out of the city for some countryside sightseeing. Probably wear your denim or floral shorts with this boots the next time you go hiking or maybe camping out with your family.
In case your teenagers have been bugging you to buy them their own boots, after seeing their favorite teen stars wearing this fashion trend, you can start them off with this color too. They can choose from the wide variety of taupe boots on this site: http://www.result.ly/Search/taupe%20boots. This will be a good break from their black school shoes and sneakers. Let them be creative with how they want to style their outfit and their boots up.
Or better yet, take this opportunity to bond with your daughter(s) and tell them that you can search outfits in the Internet once they have picked the style and design that they want to buy. With that, you can also guide them or at least have a view on their style of dressing and be in touch with what is the current trend with teenagers these days.
Taupe like black is universal and for all ages, I mean even the men in your family will love this color too so give it a try and tell me the results.