Sometimes style requires a bit of trial and error. I’ve been a fan of ankle boots for some time and have collected a few pairs over the years. While I’ve had no trouble styling them with skirts or dresses and tights, or with bootcut or straight leg jeans worn over the boots, it’s taken me a while to figure out how to make them work with skinny pants or jeans. I’ve found that unless pants are very slim and especially tapered at the ankle, it’s easy to get a bunched look.
Below, I’ve tried rolling the pant legs.
It’s a fun alternative, though it does shorten the look of one’s legs just a bit.
You’re probably wondering why I’m in boots and a sweater in the middle of August. We’ve been experiencing a very cool summer this year, and will probably have a very hot September and October before fall actually settles in. I love this linen blend sweater for transitional seasons: keeps me warm on cool mornings or in excessive a/c situations, but it’s not sweltering when when the sun comes out mid-day.
These ankle boots were purchased in Paris in 2012 at Zadig & Voltaire. I got them home before I realized there was an itty bitty skull on the right boot, since named Yorick. I’ve worn them quite a bit, and as you can see they’re looking a bit “rugged.” But I think that adds to their character, and enjoy having a pair I don’t have to baby (though I do treat with a water repellent spray every few months).
Sweater: Eileen Fisher, similar / Tank: Eileen Fisher / Jeans: Eileen Fisher / Boots: Zadig & Voltaire, no longer available, similar style / Earrings: Argento Vivo, similar / Bracelets: Stella and Dot here and here.
How do you style your ankle boots? Any tricks for wearing with slim pants?