With the weather being unusually warm for this time of year, ankle boots may very well be your savior in winter footwear. Now that you’ve finally gotten your hands on your favorite pair, you may be wondering what to wear with ankle boots to really make your look stand out. The good thing is when it comes to deciding, the possibilities are practically endless. Here are some suggestions for what to wear with ankle boots this season.
What To Wear With Ankle Boots:
1. With Jeans
Jeans are the staples in every person’s wardrobe, so chances are you’ll be wearing your ankle boots with jeans at some point. This leaves you with an abundance of choices – skinny jeans can be tucked for a slim, elongating silhouette, or rolled/cuffed to expose a bit of your skin and ooze that nonchalantly chic vibe.
Don’t exclude your vintage straight and bootcut jeans – they also make great looks with ankle booties. This is so Kate-Moss!
2. With Midi Skirts
Ankle boots generally pair well with skirts that sit above the knee, which makes midi skirts the perfect choice. A midi skirt can be worn with a plaid shirt for a casual look, or with a long sleeved sweater for a more formal look – whichever you prefer, ankle boots are a good choice to complete the look.
The length does matter, it ultimately determines the visual length of your legs. Nude boots are usually rather forgiving, whereas darker colors break the line and tend to look heavy. So the best way to style your unforgiving boots, if you happen to have some, is to wear them with a skirt hitting above the knee.
Another trick to visually elongate your legs is to wear tights that match your shoes.
3. With Leggings, Of Course
Love them or hate them, leggings are great for pairing with almost any shoe type, and ankle booties are no exception. A sleek, put-together look is guaranteed.
4. With Socks
Sometimes all you need to complete the outfit is a small detail. If you want to add a bit more sophistication to your ankle-boots outfits, then this detail is socks. Easy to pull off, affordable, hip – you’ve got to try them with your booties.
5. With Dresses
For those concerned with the shortening effect of ankle booties: the effect is minimized when the skirt is above the knee and creates a long leg line. Although most women prefer flare skirts that make ankles look smaller and more delicate, tight bodycons and straight shift dresses are good options, too.
6. With Shorts
For an ultimately urban look, pair your favorite shorts (not necessarily denim!) with ankle boots. Short shorts worn with heeled ankle booties make great party outfits – bold, sexy, yet incredibly comfortable, whereas denim shorts in combination with chunky heels work well as an everyday outfit. If your shorts are rather tight, opt for light flowy blouses or loose sweaters for balance.
7. With Culottes
Both culottes and ankle boots tend to shorten the silhouette, so watch out! Make sure the stolen height is compensated with high heels or, oh well, naturally long legs. It might not be the easiest combination to rock, but the result justifies the effort:
It seems ankle boots can be worn with practically anything, and that is really so. In fact, they are one of the most versatile and universal shoe type for women. No matter what shape/height you are, there is always a way to pull off that pair of booties.
How do you wear yours?