Boots can be worn with just about anything, but you will need a few different pairs since, just like shoes, not every boot is appropriate with every outfit. So where do you begin?
Knee-High Casual Boots: Unlike ankle boots or mid-calf boots, knee-high boots work on any women of every height and body type. The taller the shaft of the boot, the longer you leg looks. Whereas mid-calf boots tend to cut your leg in half (visually, that is).
If you are prepared to splurge on a pair of boots that will last for the next 20 years and never go out of style, consider something from Frye. The Campus Boot is very well constructed out of soft, rich leather. These are casual boots that can be worn with a cotton dress and tights, leggings and a tunic or over skinny jeans.
For fall, I extend the life of my white denim by adding my camel color Frye boots which pair well with any neutral: black, brown, charcoal, olive and navy.
Knee-High Dress Boots: For work, date night or a party, every woman needs a pair of dress boots. Black is the most versatile color for a dress boot and should be delicate, not chunky – think pointy toe with a kitten or stiletto heel.
Cowboy Boots: You don’t have to live in Texas to sport a pair of cowboy boots. The way for us Yankees to incorporate cowboy boots into our every day look is to steer clear of pairing them with other western wear and jean jackets.
Wear your cowboy boots with flare or boot cut jeans, but keep your look modern by wearing an embellished tank and belted cardigan. Or, pair your boots and denim with a hip length silk tunic.
When the weather is mild, I like to wear my boots with knee length dresses, a wrap sweater and bare legs. (Just make sure to wear ankle socks so you don’t develop blisters on your heels).
Ankle Boots: Everyone can pull off an ankle boot – it just depends on how you style them. For some people ankle boots can be paired with tights or leggings and worn with a dress or skirt. For others, who may be a bit less daring, they are a nice alternative to a black pump when worn with slacks or jeans.
This fall, break out your boyfriend jeans, roll the legs to a Capri length and add a pair of ankle boots. It’s a daring, but fun look for a night out on the town.
Boots are an investment. Even the least well made boots are expensive. So, rather than buy the least expensive boot, look for the most well made boot that falls within your price range.
And, since boots are made for walkin’ make sure to try them on and wear them around the store before making a purchase. You don’t want to spend your hard earned money on a pair of boots that only see the back of your closet.