Just because the weather is starting to warm up doesn’t mean you have to stop wearing your favorite pair of fashion boots. After all, boots are made for walking, not winter. While this is a common misconception in the fashion world, it’s a rule that is made to be broken – we’ll allow it. If you’re new to this trend but are willing to give it a go, you’re probably trying to figure out how to transition this cold-weather staple into something you can wear all year round. With our expert fashion advice, we’ll help you (and your boots!) pull a double-duty for the seasonal shift.
From pairing them with flowy sundresses to slipping them on with white cropped pants, little booties are quite versatile. Ladies, it’s time to pull your boots out of winter storage, and kick off those sandals.
Here are four styles of boots you can wear year-round:
1. Suede booties
Contrary to popular belief, suede isn’t only for winter. So if you don’t have a pair of suede booties in your shoe collection, we strongly advise you purchase some. Suede goes with everything, and it can be easily dressed up or down. Wear them with a pair of colorful cutoff shorts and a tunic blouse. For a night out pair this footwear with one of your favorite hi-low skirts, a fitted camisole and a jean jacket. Just be sure the booties are waterproofed before stepping outside. You don’t want all the spring showers to ruin your new shoes!
2. Bohemian booties
Take it back to the summer of love and slip on a pair of distressed bohemian booties. Wear them with a causal sundress, throw on a fringe vest and a floppy hat, and you’ve got the perfect summer look. You can even wear your bohemian booties with a pair of gauze palazzo pants that fall right at your ankle. Booties adorned with fringe also exude a bohemian vibe and look great with asymmetrical skirts. Another way to rock a bohemian getup is to slip your favorite pair of skinny jeans with a flowy peasant top. Roll your jeans up a few times so they are cuffed at the bottom. This will draw more attention to your booties.
3. Leather booties
Leather booties may not be as breezy as sandals, but with the right pair of moisture-wicking socks, you’ll feel cool as you dance beneath the hot sun. Toughen up a flirty sundress with a pair of leather booties and vintage jean jacket. There are endless possibilities between boots with dresses but here’s a good rule of thumb: The higher the boots, the shorter the dress can be, and vice versa. Now, we aren’t saying you have to stick to this rule because a maxi dress looks just as chic with a pair of boots. We have faith that you can make any dress/boot combination work.
4. Cowboy boots
Ah, the classic American look. Cowboy boots are an staple every woman should have in her closet. After all, who said you have to live in the South to be a cowgirl? No matter the boot height, they will look great with a pair of jean shorts and basic tee or a patterned sundress. Cowboy boots are quite casual, so keep that in mind when you’re planning your outfit.