Boot Up

The leaves are changing colors, the weather is getting cooler, fun holidays like Thanksgiving are coming up, and soon we’ll be ringing in a new year. The thing that gets me all warm and fuzzy about this “most wonderful time of the year” is that I get to wear (and buy) boots!!! Boots are a great accessory and can really pull an outfit together.

 Here are some tips on how to wear some of the top boot silhouettes.

 Ankle Boots

Ankle boots look best with skirts, skinny jeans, or a pair of boyfriend jeans with the cuff rolled up. The key with rolled up denim is that you want to expose the ankle, or wear socks so that the jean does not directly hit at the top of the boot, which is right at the ankle. This could give it an unflattering look.

Ankle boots look best with skirts, skinny jeans, or a pair of boyfriend jeans with the cuff rolled up.

Mid Calf Boots

I love mid-calf boots, but the problem with these boots is that they tend to make you look shorter because of where they cut at the leg. But, that doesn’t mean that anyone under 5ft 4” can’t wear these boots. Wear a skirt above the knee with tonal tights and pair this with mid-calf heel boots. This will help to elongate the leg and not make you look shorter.

Also, watch where the height of the boot hits your calf. If you have skinny calves its best that the boot hits just under your calf so the focus can be on the leg. If you have wider calves it’s best that the boot hits above your calf so that the boot doesn’t appear to be tight.

Wear a skirt above the knee with tonal tights and pair this with mid-calf heel boots.

 Tall Boots

Almost anything goes with tall boots. Skinny jeans, boot cut jeans, skirts, you name it. If you are petite I’d recommend wearing a shorter / mid length skirt. If you’re long and lean, go for a pair of cowboy boots with a long and flowy skirt. The other great thing about knee boots is that they now come in a variety of calf widths making them accessible to all shapes and sizes. A tip on how to keep from having your jeans get untucked, first tuck your jeans in your socks, then wear the boot over them.

Almost anything goes with tall boots.

Wishing you all a happy boot wearing season!!

Posted on November 18, 2013 .