Ways To Wear Boots - Part 3
The final post in our Ways to Wear Boots series! We are wrapping up with some tips on choosing boot color and legwear.
A long-standing rule was to not wear shoes or boots lighter than your hemline, but that is no longer ascribed to. However, wearing boots only somewhat lighter does work best.
How To Wear Boots With Warm Tones
Warm Tones: For the lightest shades like tan, pair them with your brighter and lighter colors. A great midtone camel will pair well with almost any midtone warm shade. Colors like whiskey and tobacco go best with deeper warm shades, denim, and some warm reds. Bronze metallic goes well with brighter mid-tone colors and neutrals that need a pop. Chocolate pairs well with red and also denim, and can be worn as your black when you want a dark boot.
How To Wear Boots With Cool Tones
Cool Tones: Silver and gray work well with pastels and bright cool tones. It’s a lighter option than black and won’t weigh down the look. Wine and burgundy options pair well with mid-tone colors, gray, and navy. Chocolate pairs well with red and denim. And black works with most cool tones, but can look too heavy with lighter shades and fabrics.
What Type of Legwear Goes With Boots?
For your legwear, choose tights or hosiery that is the same color as either your hemline or the boot to elongate the leg and not break the line. And if the weather permits, it is fine to show a few inches of bare leg between the skirt and boot.
How To Wear Boots in the Spring and Summer
For Spring and Summer boot wear, choose booties in light leather colors (especially patent), open toes, or open/perforated leathers. And yes, your Western/Boho gals, you can wear those cowboy boots all year long.
Well, that’s it for our series on how to wear boots. I hope this helps you to make the right choices with one of our favorite types of shoes.