I've told you how to wear tall boots. You pair them with skinny jeans and leggings. That seems simple enough, but there many "don'ts" that can come up. I introduced tall boots to one of my clients this week and she had many questions, inspiring this post. Time to lay out the no-no's of boots.
1) Don't Wear Tall Boots with White or Light Jeans/Pants
I don't believe there are items that can only be worn in one particular season. I say dress for the weather, not the season, but I am a big believer in having the pieces of your outfit fit within the same weather pattern. White jeans says sunshine, tall boots say cold, rain, chill. Putting a heaving boot with a light colored pant doesn't flow.
2) Don't Wear Tall Boots with Capri Pants
The boots have very little fabric to grip with a Capri pant, making it prone to riding up and out of the boot to create a sloppy squishy appearance.
3) Don't Wear Tall Boots With Boot-Cut Jeans
Boot-cut jeans were made to be worn over ankle boots. Not to be stuffed into tall boots or pushed over tall boots. It will over flow out of the boot, or create odd angles from within the jean.
4) Very Few Dresses Go With Tall Boots
A tall boot says rain and chill while a cotton flirty skirt or dress says sunshine. Don't mix them. Instead pair those tall boots with a textured or thicker pencil skirt or sweater dress. Note: it is best to wear a heeled boot with the pencil skirt. For a sweater dress, if the tone is elegant, a heel is best, but a slouchy sweater dress can go with a flat boot.
5) If You Can Fit Your Hand Inside Your Boot, Skip It
You don't want to be able to fit a small kitten inside your boot. You want your leg and your pants to fit inside your boot and nothing more. What I do for my clients and myself, I measure the calf at its widest part and then use Zappos's advanced search to look for boots using those measurements. For instance, my calf measure 13.5 inches, so I click on the 13-15 inch options.