Style Guide: Boots

Boots are officially back in season. Boots vary by height, style, material, heel, and more…so how do you find the right ones for you!? Let’s talk about:

  • Boot styles to know

  • Key considerations when styling

  • How to style each different type of boot

  • Inspiration & tips for fall boot styling

#1: The Knee-High Boot

  • An option to elevate literally any outfit and elongate your silhouette (especially one with a heel will have give a taller/slimmer effect)

  • Typically found in leather, vegan leather, suede, or a more statement pattern/material (i.e. snakeskin)

  • Ideally you have a couple pairs to rotate. You cannot go wrong with a classic black or tan, opt for white or a color for some edge and more of a statement

  • A thinner heel gives a more feminine, sophisticated feel; a thicker heel/wedge is slightly more casual and adds comfort

  • A slouchy option gives a more cool, effortless vibe

  • A straight gives a more polished feel

How to Style:

  • Casual - over a pair of your favorite fitted leggings/jeans and a loose sweater

  • Dressed up - pair with any dress show a little leg for a more feminine/sexy feel with a mini or midi/ maxi for more classic even boho feel and more coverage

  • Sleek monochromatic look - show off your figure and pair black leather/suede knee highs with black denim and a black body suit (the key is mixing textures to pull off this look)

#2: Over The Knee (aka OTK) Boots

  • Sure to be a statement piece and make your look standout

  • You can find these in leather/suede in most every neutral color

  • Style with a pair of leather leggings or pair with a shorter knit dress

How To Style:

  • Sleek & sophisticated - pair with faux leather leggings and a sweater french tucked

  • Preppy - pair with leggings / fitted denim & a white button up (even a sweater or sweater vest over the button up)

  • Comfortable - pair with leggings / fitted denim & a longer flowy sweater

  • Sexy - pair with a fitted mini dress showing a little leg or leggings / fitted denim & tight long sleeve or a simple square neck bodysuit. Incorporating a bell sleeved can be a fun way to accent the tightness resembled by the boots and jeans or legging combo

  • Chic - pair with a sweater dress with some knee high boots and add a belt if you want a cinched waist effect.

Style #3: The Combat Boot

  • A more casual boot approach

  • Slightly over the ankle so it differs from an ankle boot

  • Great for women on-the-go that want to incorporate a little edge into their wardrobes

  • Opt for a classic neutral black/tan/brown

  • Play with a style with embellishments/metal detail (I.e. buckles) for a more bold, edgy feel

  • Pair with tighter denim/leggings and top + a coat or mini dress

How To Style:

  • Edgy but feminine - pair with a mini dress

  • Comfortable - pair with tighter denim/leggings and flowy sweater

  • Casual - pair with a black legging, fitted neutral long sleeve top and a shacket / flannel (wear it over unbuttoned, or around the waist)

  • Adding layers and different dimensions to your combat boot look can help enhance a casual fit to a more put together look wherever you are headed. A piece to try out if you're considering the layering route would be a classic leather jacket or even a puffer coat. Additionally, you could add a scarf for a pop of color as well.