If there’s one type of footwear that’s typically associated with the fall and winter seasons it’s boots – and for good reason!
Women’s boots are perfectly suited to cooler temperatures, rain, snow and the other weather-related issues of the season, but they’re also chic and stylish. That’s a win-win, right? While boots and booties are versatile enough to be worn with almost any outfit, the shoes pair with jeans for a classic and timeless look. But what are the best boot-and-jean combinations you can go for this season? Take a look at some of our favorites:
Ankle boots and cuffed skinny jeans
Why we love it: Skinny jeans for women are trendy, but they’re also flattering on every body type and with a variety of different tops. This season, there’s one major fashion-forward way to wear slim jeans with ankle boots, and that’s to cuff the hems of the pants right above the top of the booties. Adding a cuff shows off the booties in a cute and casual way. Go for slim-cut jeans in a rich fall color or an attention-grabbing print to make the outfit even more fun.
Where to wear it: Don ankle boots and cuffed skinny jeans almost anywhere, from shopping on the weekend to going to happy hour with co-workers after a weekday. In fact, if your office is relatively casual, colored or printed slim jeans and ankle boots with a blazer or blouse can be a nice work outfit as well, great for easily transitioning from a day on the job to an evening out.
Knee-high women’s boots and boot-cut jeans
Why we love it: Wearing tall boots over jeans is one of the most timeless combinations, and it’s a good choice for all-day comfort, whether you’re running errands or heading into work. Make the look a bit more casual with distressed jeans, or opt for nice, dark-wash pants and women’s suede boots or a genuine leather pair for an ensemble that’s a bit nicer.
Where to wear it: The riding-boots-and-jeans combination may be a bit casual, but it’s a good choice for almost any informal occasion. If you’re going to the grocery store, grabbing lunch with friends or taking your kids to a school function, this is a comfortable and effortlessly stylish ensemble.
Booties and wide-leg jeans
Why we love it: This year, wide-leg pants a la the 1970s are back in style. What’s great about this trend? Wide-leg jeans are ultra-flattering on curvy and triangle-shaped women, since the wide bottoms of the pants balance out curvy lower bodies, for a perfectly proportionate look. If you love the flare jean style, wear a pair with some heeled booties and a fitted or structured top. The heeled booties will lengthen your legs, while a fitted shirt or sweater will balance out the wide pants.
Where to wear it: For a business casual or smart casual office, try booties and wide-leg pants with a structured blazer on top. This on-trend outfit is good for a multitude of casual occasions, though, so don’t limit yourself.
Over-the-knee boots and slim jeans
Why we love it: Over-the-knee boots are another seasonal trend – they’re great for making an exciting style statement without feeling like you’re out of your comfort zone. Pair over-the-knee boots with slim jeans, and wear a chunky knit or tunic over the combination to keep it pretty and seasonal.
Where to wear it: Over-the-knee boots are a fun and funky choice, so wear them out in the evening or to an informal event with a cool leather jacket or colorful handbag. Whether it’s a colleague’s birthday dinner or a shopping trip with the family, you’ll get tons of compliments.