Jeans and boots are a no brainer but what about all of the other ways we can show off our fall footwear? Each boot style pairs best with different types of outfits and we need to know how to make the most of those pairings. Check out our fashion inspiration for how to create new looks with boots that will keep you from feeling bored of the same old shoe routines this season.
1. Ankle Boots and Palazzo Pants
Ankle boots are one of the most comfortable types of boots so it makes sense they would pair well with the most comfortable type of pant! Palazzo pants are great for work but they can also be made to work for after hours. To style a casual look with palazzo pants try pairing them with your favorite ankle boot or bootie. One with a slight heel will ensure that the hemlines of longer styles of these pants are still clear of the floor but shorter styles will also let your boot become the mainstage! To recreate this pairing try the Slinky® Brand Printed Cropped Palazzo Pant with the Diego di Lucca “Shorty” Leather Harness Ankle Boot.
2. Slouch Boots and Leggings
Slouch boots are a fun style for fall but need to be paired with something more structured to truly shine. That’s what makes leggings a natural choice for slouch boots. It creates a sleek silhouette that gives contrast to the textured layers of the boot. To recreate this look try pairing the LYSSE Tight Ankle Legging with the”Parka” Suede Slouch Boot by Vince Camuto. Take this idea a step further by layering a short circular skirt on top of the leggings that will help to accentuate the boots more.
3. Over-the-Knee Boots and Pencil Skirts
Over-the-knee boots are daring and exciting to wear but they require a little extra outfit planning. If worn with the wrong outfits they can look costumey or downright indecent, but there’s lots of ways to wear these boots and look high fashion. For an outfit that walks the line between sexy and sophisticated match an over-the-knee boot to a long pencil or tube skirt. Make sure that the skirt’s hemline covers the top of the boot for formal gatherings, but for off-hours a coy side slit in a pencil skirt will show off the boot and just a peek of leg to make the outfit more alluring. To recreate this look try pairing the Vince Camuto “Filtra” Over-the-Knee Stretch Boot with the Hal Rubenstein The “Laurel” Tweed Skirt.
4. Western Boots and Maxi Dresses
Western boots aren’t only for those living the ranch life, they are one of the best boots for fall. Although they work great for visiting pumpkin patches, taking hayrides or cozying up next to a fire pit, they can also look good for going out. Try mixing up western boots like the Diego di Lucca “Longhorn” Embroidered Leather Boot with different dresses in your wardrobe, especially with maxis. The long, sleek style of maxis helps to give western boots a little extra polish. For monotone maxis, a colorful western boot can also work the other way around to enliven a drab look. Try playing up that country charm a little further by adding a sweet shawl like the Colleen Lopez Leather and Crochet Shawl with Fringe Trim as an accessory.
5. Moto Boots and Feminine Frocks
Moto boots can be intimidating, just like the motorcycles that give them their namesake, but these tough shoes have a soft side too. Give moto styles like the Metro Moto Boot by Naturalizer a completely differently feel by pairing them with a feminine frock. The mix of opposites creates a powerful but pretty look. It’s also a great way to style dresses that are more formal for a relaxed setting. Top this look off with the Colleen Lopez Faux Leather Jacket for a finishing touch.
What’s your favorite boot and how do you style it?