Aug 9, 2016

Choose the Perfect Ankle Boots Every Time

When it comes to creating the perfect outfit, footwear is important. Your choice of shoes or boots makes a huge difference to whether your overall look works or not. If you think about it, you will know what I mean. How many times have you seen an elegantly dressed woman spoil everything by wearing footwear that is too heavy for her outfit? I know I have seen it, or something similar, quite a few times, and suspect you have too.

One of the most common mistakes I see is people wearing the wrong type of ankle boot. As a result, I thought a post to guide you through choosing the right style for your outfit might be a good idea.

Ankle boots and dresses

OK, first let’s deal with the elephant in the room. Can you wear ankle boots with a dress? Well, my answer is yes, but you do need to be careful.

In this situation, it is especially important to choose the right style of the dress or skirt. You also need to make sure that your boots will be seen as appropriate for the occasion.

For example, if you are wearing a sophisticated, tailored dress or skirt suit, a pair of close fitting, fine leather ankle boots with a low stiletto could actually work. But, this style of boots would not look good paired with a floaty, light summer dress.

This picture of K.T Tunstall is a great example of how to wow with ankle boots and a skirt. When you are trying to pair this type of footwear with a dress, you just need to be careful.

By far the best way to find out what works for you is to go shopping in your lunch hour to try on a few and see what looks good with your work outfits. Some boots finish at the ankle, others an inch or so above. You will be surprised what a difference an inch or two makes to the overall look, so try all options.

Ankle boots and trousers 

Where ankle boots come into their own is when you want to wear jeans or trousers. In that situation, they pretty much always look great. However, you still need to be a bit careful about which style you buy. If you are wearing jeans you can generally get away with the more masculine styles. For example, heavy sole boots. But, be careful because these would not look right with a pair of trousers made from a lighter fabric.

Must have ankle boots for your wardrobe

As you can see for the most parts ankle boots are a versatile style of footwear. They are comfortable, generally well made and nowhere near as expensive as full-length boots, so they have a lot going for them. I would even go as far to say that they are a wardrobe must haves.

When it comes to styling black ankle boots are the best, they are extremely versatile, and will go with many different outfits. Therefore, if you are on a tight budget, and can only afford one pair my advice would be to buy a black pair.

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