Rules of Thumb for Boots with Skirts

You want to wear your new skirt. You want to wear your favorite pair of boots. But can you pull off boots with skirts?

There are a few general rules of thumb for wearing boots with skirts, but remember: Rules are always meant to be broken. If you've got the attitude to pull a look off, then don't pay attention to this list!

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If you're wearing a miniskirt, you can still wear boots, but you have to be careful about both the height of the boot and the height of the heel. If you're trying to avoid looking too tarty, skip the stiletto thigh-highs unless they're long enough to completely cover your thighs under the skirt.

If you want to dress down a miniskirt, consider wearing your piece with a pair of flat motorcycle boots. The mid-calf length allows you to show off a considerable amount of leg without looking too garish.

If you want to dress up a mini, then consider a pair of ankle booties, a la Sofia Vergara. The look is super trendy right now—add a pair of patterned tights for texture and comfort!


Knee-length skirts
Pairing knee-length skirts with boots can be kind of tricky, depending on the height of the boot. If the boot reaches up to the exact placement of the hem, it's probably going to look a little dowdy. If there is some calf showing—and you'll be able to tell if it looks good or not—then you're a little more likely to look leggy.

It's generally safest to go with shorter ankle boots.

Warm weather warning
You can probably pull off a number of boot/skirt combinations, but if it's blazing hot in the middle of summer, you might want to switch out your suede for a pair of flip-flops. Boots are hot, but you don't want to end up being the silly person who is, well, too hot.

See how Hollywood's most stylish celebs are wearing their boots:





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