How to Choose and Wear the Right Boots - BNL

How to Choose and Wear the Right Boots

We all have our fair share of winter shoes and boots, the basics and the trendy, but have you ever asked yourself which style suits you?

Thigh High Boots: these shoes are no good if you’re less that 170 cm tall. You’ll end up looking like you’re wearing full-on leather tights. A significant amount of your thigh should still show when you wear them, so the longer the legs, the better. Another determining factor for these types of boots is body weight. The thinner you are, the more they’ll suit you. If worn the wrong way, these boots will make any outfit look vulgar. These boots can be worn with jeans, shorts, dresses and skirts – preferably with sheer black pantyhose.

Knee High Leather Boots: Leather boots that reach right below the knee are usually tight and create a clear separation between the thigh and the calf. This contrast is not nice if you have big thighs. You legs will end up looking like chicken drumsticks. These types of boots are better for women with thin legs. These boots can be worn with shorts, skirts, dresses, jeans and leggings.

Scrunchy Suede Boots: These boots are perfect and stylish for all body types. If you have big thighs, the scrunchiness will add thickness to your calves and create a lovely balance with the rest of your leg. These boots can be worn with shorts, skirts, dresses, jeans and leggings.

Ankle Boots: The thing about ankle boots is that they can stop right above or below the ankle. As a result, the calves look short and stumpy. You can avoid this by staying away from ankle boots that end just at the ankle. If the boots end just above the ankle, make sure they’re not tight around your leg. It is best to pair ankle boots with pantyhose of the same color. For example, black ankle boots with black pantyhose; grey ankle boots with grey pantyhose, and etc. This elongates the leg and doesn’t define where the boot ends. These boots are best worn with skinny jeans, leggings, skirts and shorts (preferably with pantyhose).

Rain Boots: when buying rain boots, make sure they don’t hug your calves too tightly. Burberry rain boots are a perfect example of how loose the boots should be around your calves. These boots are best worn with skinny jeans or leggings.

UGG Boots: These are so comfortable and warm and great with any outfit, granted that you don’t wear them clubbing or to fancy dinners and occasions. Pair them with skinny jeans or shorts or a casual dress and you’re good to go. When worn with shorts or a skirt, make sure you’re wearing pantyhose. If it’s not cold enough for pantyhose, you’ll look ridiculous wearing UGG’s.

Most importantly, when is the right time to start wearing and stop wearing all kinds of boots? It’s simple, if it’s not cold enough outside, don’t wear them. The only boots you can get away with wearing during warmer weather and without pantyhose are the ankle boots.