I own plenty of pumps and sandals, but consider boots to be my favorite type of shoe. This is partially due to the fact that I am much comfier when I can wear socks, and boots make that possible. But more than that, I feel my sassiest, sexiest, and most powerful when I’m wearing a fabulous pair of tall, heeled boots.
So I make damned sure to keep that sassy, sexy, powerful feeling going all summer long. Who says that every summer day must be a sandal day? Not I!
However, I think that wearing boots – especially tall boots – can be a bit tricky during the summer months. No one wants to look all summer-on-top, winter-on-bottom, right? So here are some tips for keeping your boot-based looks seasonally appropriate.
Short boots and booties
Tall boots will always hold a special place in my heart, but shorter ones are automatically more summery since they cover less leg. These black boots may seem a bit dark, but since they hit at the ankle and are balanced by both black and pale gray in my outfit, they feel seasonally appropriate. Ankle boots of all types work well in summer, especially with skirts and dresses.
Many, MANY of my boots are black. And while I think that booties in black may work for warm weather, I don’t often pull on my knee-high black pairs in the summer. Grays, tans, taupes, and even cognacs in both tall and short styles keep the overall look lighter.
Cowgirls continue cowgirling all winter long, but it’s during spring and summer that cowgirl-wannabes like me feel most comfortable donning our Western garb. Boots included. And cowgirl boots go beautifully with skirts, dresses, shorts, and all manner of lightweight summer attire.
Some women can’t imagine covering their toes when it’s warm outside, but others jump at any chance to don closed footwear during the summer months. It rains, there’s wind, offices are air conditioned to the point of causing frostbite. And if you worry about the state of your pedicure or the amount of stubble on your legs, boots can provide a welcome respite.
Originally posted 2010-06-01 05:29:00.