The transition from winter to spring can be challenging. With the weather going from 40 degrees to somewhere in the 70s overnight in some parts of the country like Denver, what is the perfect outfit? For me, the perfect outfit this time of year is a dress with tall boots. I love everything about this look. If done right, it flatters any height or body type. I know some of you are thinking…what? But this look is actually easy to pull off and is more attainable than most people think. The idea to write about it came when I was wearing this outfit and my assistant, Kat, asked me how she too could pull off this look.
So how do you pull off this very versatile boots with dresses look?
- Well first things first, you have to decide what the occasion is. What I mean by that is are you wearing this to work, to a date night, to cocktails, or to brunch? This is important because you have to match your boot style with your dress. For example, you will want to pair your DVF printed wrap dress with a nice pair of black suede pointed boots for the office rather than a pair of embroidered cowboy boots.
- Once you have that narrowed down, pick the ideal dress length. I think that a good rule of thumb is to make sure the skirt of the dress either hits you above the knee or gives a good amount of separation from the fabric to the boot (a good one to five inches of leg is ideal but there are always exceptions to the rule).
- After you pick the perfect dress, match it with a pair of boots that hits right under the knee. This will elongate your legs. Also, make sure your boots fit your calves! I cannot stress this enough. If there is a major gap between your calf and the boot, it will look sloppy and we don’t want that. We want you to look long, lean, and classy!
- Last but not least, wear the appropriate heel. If you’re wearing a work dress, wear a boot with a bit of a heel and preferably with a pointed toe. It will look more polished and put together. If you are wearing a spring dress and are a bit taller, wear a flatter boot. One suggestion I have if you are on the shorter side is to avoid wearing booties with a dress. This only cuts you off and makes you look shorter and boxier. Go for that tall boot instead! Trust me!