Let’s face it: when the weather cools down, boots are a wardrobe essential. Not only do they look great, they keep your feet warm and cozy—it’s a win-win! While ankle booties have been in the spotlight for the last few years, rest assured that tall boots are a classic staple that won’t be going out of style anytime soon.
Here’s how to wear tall boots this season.
Pick Your Tall Boot Style
The first step is to find your style. Tall boots come in a plethora of silhouettes, so where do you start? The “classic” tall boot hits about an inch or two under the knee and comes in various heel heights from a flat sole to a sky-high wedge. If you want to try a new tall boot style, opt for one that hits mid-calf or over the knee. Alternatively, switch things up by choosing an autumnal hue or a new texture like suede.
Find the Perfect Tall Boot Fit
Like your favorite pair of jeans or go-to tee, fit is as equally important with a pair of tall boots. They should fit comfortably through the calf and opening with no bagging at the ankle. If you have athletic calves, try a boot that features elastic goring at the top or has a wider calf size. Petite girls can wear tall boots as well; just make sure they’re the right height for your leg length.
Stylist Tip: Consider your wardrobe before you purchase a pair of tall boots. If you plan on wearing your tall boots with jeans, make sure you have room at the opening and through the boot shaft to accommodate the thicker fabric. If you’re primarily wearing your boots with tights or leggings, go with a closer-fitting style.
Style Your Tall Boots with Everything
You can rock a pair of tall boots with your favorite dress or tuck your jeans and leggings into them for a more casual look. A good pair of tall boots will take you from work to weekend and anywhere in between.
- Transition your summer dresses and skirts to the cooler months by adding a pair of tights and tall boots. Patterned or colored tights will introduce texture to your looks.
- Leggings and tall boots are a classic pairing, so slip some tall boots over your most comfortable leggings. Add a chunky sweater and utility jacket for a head-to-toe fall ensemble.
- Dress up your boots with a sleek pair of dark wash skinny jeans, then add a printed blouse and solid blazer. If skinnies aren’t your silhouette of choice, you can also tuck bootcut jeans into your boots.
If this talk of tall boots has you ready to pull out your favorite pair or add new boots to your rotation, we’re here for it. Take your style quiz, order a Fix, and ask your stylist to include a new look for your boots or a new pair of boots for your fall and winter styles. You’re never required to schedule more than one Fix at a time and shipping and returns are always free.