September 29, 2015

It’s time for me to share with you my deepest and darkest secret: I have pairs upon pairs of the cutest ankle boots (or booties) lying at the bottom of my closet… that I have never worn. You may think I’m crazy (and no, I don’t have a shoe collection large enough that I have extra pairs to spare), but the reason being is that I just don’t know how to wear them. When I see a fashionista who makes her bootie + outfit combos look so ultra-amazing, I want to immediately run out and buy a new pair of my own. But frustration sets in when I just can’t get it right. What do I do with the bottom hem of my pants? Am I supposed to wear socks inside my boots? Can I wear booties with a skirt to the office?

Have you been there, too? Well, things are about to change! I’ve done a little bit of research, a little bit of experimenting (the fun part!) and I have come up with five ways we can rock our booties like the stylish bombshells we are!


TUCKED   Tuck your pants into your bootie to give the illusion of an elongated leg. Most jeans are not fitted enough at the ankles, so opt for leggings to make this look successful. I never thought to try it with leggings before!


ROLLED HEM   Rolling or cuffing the bottom hem of your jeans keeps your ankles from looking wide and shows off the slim area of your leg. This look works best with skinny jeans.


LAYERED SOCKS & LEGGINGS   This is a bit more difficult to pull off, but makes for a great fall look. Don’t layer socks over your jeans, though, it will only cause bulkiness and create that wide-ankle effect that we don’t want!


WITH A SKIRT & TIGHTS   Use the same monochromatic colour of tights, skater or pencil skirt, and booties to make your legs look slimmer. Try black with black, brown with brown, or grey with grey. Add a fun, patterned top to brighten around your face and add a pop of colour to your outfit.


WITH A DRESS OR PENCIL SKIRT (SANS TIGHTS)   This is the perfect look to help ease your transition from summer to fall. Keep the hem above the knee to elongate your leg line. Choose a neutral bootie to avoid your outfit from being too dramatic on the bottom. You want to keep their eyes up, so everyone can see your dazzling smile!


CC Style Tip: Stock up on a couple pairs of neutral coloured booties, and at least one vibrant pair. The neutral booties will mix and match with multiple outfits, while the vibrant pair will add a pop of colour to an otherwise drab ensemble. 


Which bootie inspiration will you wear tomorrow?




Steve Madden Wahtagh Bootie, Town Shoes :: Kate & Mel Outside Zip Block Heel, Town Shoes :: Groiviel, Spring Shoes :: Cobb Hill Bethany, Quark Shoes

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