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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.

#4: The Statement Boot

  • Mix it up and pick out a fun pair to make a statement

  • These could be a fun color, pattern, texture, or even trendy style (i.e. cowboy boots)

  • Textures even in a neutral color are another fun way to make a statement with, for example, leather in the form of crocodile texture can amplify any outfit

  • Such an easy way to mix up your look and have some fun adding an extra pop for an occasion, night out, trip, etc.

How To Style

  • Minimally bold - add a statement boot to your usual / go to all neutral outfit. For example, a fun color with a monochromatic look will make this piece stand out as the focal point of your look.

  • Professional chic - play with houndstooth pattern to your business casual look like a dress, blazer, boot combo

  • Western - play with a cowboy boot. Try to add a pair of fun western style boots to your wardrobe by wearing them with a puff sleeve mini dress or even add some cowboy style ankle boots to a look paired with wide leg denim.

#5: The Ankle Boot

  • Can't go wrong with a classic black/tan "bootie"

  • The "Chelsea Boot" style is classic

  • A block/shorter heel will maximize versatility

  • This boot option can be a good one to play with to incorporate a pop of white or pattern like snakeskin

  • A simple yet sophisticated way to spice up any form of attire especially with the upcoming holiday season

How To Style:

  • Dressed up - style with any length dress, a midi or mini will show them off the most

  • Classic - throw on a tan suede pair of booties with a pair of cropped blue jeans and a white button up

  • Comfortable - throw on a neutral ankle boot with wide leg pants and a high neck sweater / turtleneck

  • Professional - pair ankle boots with a good solid pair of work pants or dark denim and your favorite ruffled blouse

  • On-trend - ankle boots with the very trendy midi/maxi skirts. When wearing a skirt of any length, choose some ankle boots and a throw on a semi-loose sweater for added dimension.

  • Winter white - a great monochromatic option that involves some layering would be pairing sleek, white ankle boots with white straight leg jeans, a white sweater, and for a fun layer add a white button down underneath with the collar exposed! This look is perfect for a work trip or around the holiday season to truly embrace a winter wonderland feel.

Shop more boot options + fall/winter/holiday inspired looks in our app! Plus, if you want personalized picks per your individual preferences, budget, body type, & more - you can take the quiz in our app and book one of our virtual styling services. You'll get 1:1 time with a Pro who will curate looks & advice just for you!

Just have styling questions? You can also chat with the Prept Team in our app / text us anytime @ 855-582-3573


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