How to Wear Ankle Boots With Skinny Jeans, Leggings, or Shorts – Tips for Older Women
by Christina Gregoire
I can show you tips for how to wear ankle boots with leggings, skinny legging jeans, dresses and, possibly, shorts. Short boots for women are fun and versatile.
High Heel Ankle Boots for Women
Let’s start off with a disclaimer. I only wear heels. Unless I’m off to the dog park or on vacation, I’m probably wearing heels, so I know more about stilettos and stacks than flats. And, you should know that the following fashion rules are only guidelines, as there are usually exceptions to every rule. You are the artist of your own wardrobe. Be creative.
Best Ankle Boots for Skinny Jeans and Leggings
I prefer any type of high-heel boot to most high-heel shoes because a boot with the right fit will stabilize my ankle. This makes boots and booties easier to walk in than pumps or high-heel sandals.
In my opinion, ankle boots look great with skinny jeans and leggings, as long as the jeans or leggings are tucked in. Most of the time, your booties should be the same color or the same shade (same darkness) as your jeans or leggings.
And, cropped leggings with booties only look good on women with very long legs.
Most of our fashion faux pas stem from seeing a trend on a tall, catwalk model and thinking it will look good on regular women like you or me. However, most females are neither anorexic nor 6 feet tall.
Modern ankle boots were originally designed to be worn under trousers, because most knee-high boots interfere with the silhouette of a woman's pants. So, flat ankle boots and high-heeled ankle boots are perfect when worn with any straight-leg, flared, or boot-cut jeans or trousers.
If your pants are wide enough to fit easily over your boots, you can do whatever feels most comfortable. However, I prefer the artsy look of skinny jeans tucked into boots. It's more trendy.
Wearing Ankle Boots With Dresses
It’s a little tricky to wear ankle boots with a short dress, so here are my rules...
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