When it comes to stylish footwear, boots are probably at the top of the pyramid. Their high level of classiness, however, means that these pieces call for extra considerations in terms of picking your clothes. Do it wrong and your whole look will suffer.
There are several types of boots and each of them can be worn differently. Read on to get tips and guidelines from pro designers and fashionistas on how to rock every style of boot.
For ankle boots, Harper’s Bazaar recommends that you go with ankle-length pants as well or mid-length to long skirt. If you’re daring enough, you may also wear a short dress if your boots have high heels. Regarding the style of clothing, you’ll never go wrong with classic or vintage pieces such as jeans and collared shirts.
Just pay attention to the colors as well. In a blog post from Tootsa, the master of color Henri Matisse shared tips about color blocking which is an important aspect in combining different outfits. For white boots or other shades like grey, pair them with light colors such as sky blues. Conversely, boots with vivid colors should be matched with darker tones to achieve contrast.
In a piece by Glamour about the dos and don’ts in wearing boots, half-calfs are best to sport an equestrian look. You can wear slim jeans and a blazer over your top. Cowboy boots follow the same style as well, but you can ditch the blazer and just wear a long-sleeved shirt unbuttoned on the top for that rugged look.
Knee-length boots go great with a thigh-length dress, leggings or trousers tucked inside your footwear. Stylishly Me also suggested a short skirt and shirt tandem finished with a knee-length coat that matches your boots in color. The look is both casual with a hint of elegance from the coat.
Above the knee
This type is the hardest one to pull off over any other style, as it is the most eye-catching of all. The only trick is to keep the balance by wearing a low statement, short dress or simple top coupled with a mini skirt. Just remember that your biggest selling point here is your footwear so it should get most, if not all the attention instead of your clothes.
In terms of designs and materials in terms of boots such as leather, suede or fur, you can experiment with different wardrobe pieces or follow the classic pairing styles. Leather may be worn with a leather or denim jacket to achieve a biker or rocker-chic image; fur coats will match fur boots well; and so on.
Finally, no matter which style you choose, the goal should still be comfort and to exude confidence. Walk with those boots like you own the street and you’ll exhibit class and style with much ease. If you have more tips to share, don’t forget to leave your comments below!
Author Bio: Azia Alyson only has two things on her mind: what to wear and where to shop. She’s been writing contributions for various publications – all in an effort to help everyone become his/her own style icon.
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