How to wear low boots
I do not know how it is where you live, but here in Paris, it is raining.
Not that we did not have enough this year (flood in June remember), but I actually am quite happy that it is going to be autumn. When seasons are not happening when they shall be, I feel odd.
Anyway, parisians are going to take their lowboots/ankle boots out of their closets.
Which is one of my favorite kind of shoes ever.
They make every thing look slightly rock.
With their help, you can save an outfit from looking too clean or too tacky.
They are quite easy to adopt actually.
I think almost everyone has a pair in their closet.
But maybe you always wear them in the same manner?
Here are some alternative options.
I. What low boots for me?
- Chunky calves
Prefer to wear ankle boots that are below the ankle bone.
You can also go for boots that are significantly wider than you calf to create the impression that your calves are thinner.
- Thick ankles
I recommend the low boots to not be ankle hugging.
- Small legs
Prefer boots that are under the ankle.
Heels would be more flattering
- Super long legs
Prefer boots that climb higher on the calf
- Skinny legs
Pay attention that your low boots are not too wide compared to your calves
II. How to wear the low boots
- With a mini skirt/dress/shorts
A mini skirt/dress may look tacky or too dressy when worn with pumps or sandals.
But with well picked low boots it won’t.
2. With a midi length skirt/dress
Midi skirt always have this retro style. Breaking their classic lines by replacing pumps or sandals with boots make them look more modern.
If the skirt meets the booties, this is very flattering for everyone because it does not split the calves in several parts.
If you are showing some skin, the longer and leaner your legs are, the easiest it will be for you to pull this style successfully.
3. With an ankle length skirt/dress
Ok, the above outfit is a lot, but the boots really help the long dress to walk the street.
4. With 7/8 or full length pants
THE 2016 way is to mix them with rather high low boots and show no skin in between.
This is very flattering for everyone.
And the cropped jeans version is everywhere 🙂
So is the big roll-up
But you can also show some skin in between (no matter how high the bootie and how low the pants are).
When it is very discreet, you can cover the “hole” with nice socks in order not to be cold.
When you show no skin at all, there can be two explanations.
Either the pants are wider (even just a bit) and they go on top of the booties.
Do not try to stretch slim jeans on top of booties, it will look like you are going skiing.
Or the pants are slimmer (and you tuck them in).
In that case, beware to avoid inelegant folds and fluff.
If the pants and boots are equal width, it can create a “no ankle effect” that is not very flattering, even if you are a well-dressed hottie.
Lastly, you can of course, wear your booties underneath larger jeans in a manner that you do not actually see they are booties ^^
My shopping selection:
- Black leather boots
- Superhero gold sparkly boots
- White leather with transparent heels
- Pointy black leather boots
- Pointy brown leather boots
- Flat black leather and suede boots
- Natural leather boots
- Shiny tight black leather boots
- Boyish flat black leather boots
- Pointy flat black leather boots
- Feather like black and white printed booties
And you? How do you wear your booties?