Whether they are flat, mid, or high heeled, ankle boots continue to be a stylish fashion trend these days. While care must be taken in choosing the right boot so as not to create an unflattering silhouette, this style of footwear may create the right finishing touch for many outfits. By considering the following tips, these boots may add style in a very flattering way.
For women with shapelier calves, it may be best to avoid wearing ankle-high boots with a cropped style of leggings, as well as shorter length tights. These looks tend to make women look shorter than they really are, while adding bulk to the legs. So go for the full length leggings or tights when sporting this footwear.
A great classic combination is to pair ankle boots, whether flat or heeled, with long skirts. A long, full skirt may have the most dramatic effect, but narrower skirts may look good as well. Whichever style you choose, the object is to have the leg completely covered. If the skirt of choice does not reach the top of your ankle, try adding a pair of coordinating tights to achieve the desired effect. While short skirts may be a little more challenging when paired with shorter boots, it can be done. It may be best to wear skirts that are slightly above the knee or even shorter, but in a fairly narrow style. In this scenario, the object is not to appear as though you are wearing a costume for figure skating.
Virtually any style of full length pants may look great when paired with ankle-high boots. This look may give the appearance of added height and cover the ankle without the bulk that is present when pairing full length pants with taller boots. The big no-no here is tucking the pant legs into the boots, which creates an extremely unflattering balloon-like effect.
For an investment starting at around fifty dollars, there are many styles of short boots to choose from. From low to high heel to platform, the variety currently on the market is virtually unlimited. Just remember to avoid the aforementioned pitfalls when pairing your ankle boots with certain wardrobe items, and you will be able to add style and punch to your wardrobe.
You might even be able to find a decent pair of ankle boots that you can pair with a sports duffle bag. Ankle boots are so versatile and stylish that you can go just about anywhere in them, even the gym.