Ankle boots is one trend that needs careful consideration and planning because it doesn’t suit all body types and is not versatile enough to go well with all kinds of clothes. Even celebrities who are supposed to be fashion icons are not always assured of a glamorous look when they wear ankle boots. The fashion police has a love-hate relationship with this trend. It’s always a “delicate balance” between looking highly fashionable and looking like you’re trying too hard.
If you want to wear ankle boots and look great in them, follow these tips so you’ll be out of the fashion police line of fire. The safest, and most fabulous may I add, way to pull off this look is to wear a black jacket, preferably leather, with a pair of black ankle boots. This balances your look, creating a stunning uniform impact.
With skinny jeans. Your jeans should be tight enough at the ankles so that it fits comfortably and doesn’t ride up your boots. Choose dark-colored jeans to create a slimming effect especially if you’re a full-figured woman since ankle boots has the tendency to make your legs look shorter. If you’re a plus-sized girl, pair your skinny jeans and ankle boots with an empire-style shirt for a fashionable and sexy look. If you have particularly short legs, be more careful in choosing your outfit with this kind of boots.
With tights or leggings. Black ankle boots with matching black tights or leggings is always the perfect pair. The all-black ensemble makes your legs look longer and slimmer. A large shirt, mini dress or layered top will balance out the tight bottom look.
With short skirt or dress. Your skirt or dress should be short enough to fall at mid-thigh, creating a long and trimming effect for your legs. Pair it with black tights to make you look even slimmer, even adding drama and character to your whole ensemble. Totally avoid long skirts and dresses that fall below your knees when wearing ankle boots. This will make your legs look shorter and create a “frumpy” look. A-line dresses and skirts go best with ankle boots while pencil skirts are a big no-no.
If these looks don’t suit you, try to wear ankle boots with a pant short enough to show off your fabulous footwear when you sit down and cross your legs. It’s the easiest way to pull off wearing ankle boots – not to mention one of the most stylish!