"It's that time of year again! Yep, we've officially broken out all our boots and don't plan to slip out of them until April — but as our morning-dressing routine has proven, that's a task easier said than done.
With endless options for boots that cover a little or a lot of skin, there's a different set of styling tricks for every pair. Luckily, we're here to give you a leg up (yeah, we said it) on the process. Prepare to rock all the boots in your closet (and then some), as we debunk the mystery of what to wear with the shoe du jour — at every height."
The Bootie — While other, taller boots might be too overpowering in a shocking shade, a bootie is the ultimate way to add a pop of color. Go bold and choose a tone that contrasts with the rest of your outfit, like this tangerine number from the Karen Walker runway.
The Above-The-Ankle — Admittedly, the middle of your calf can be an awkward place to fall. To prevent the look from being too rough and tough, try a silhouette that's classically feminine. Take a cue from Billy Reid's pencil skirts, nipped waists, and shrunken jackets.
The Knee-High — Toughen up your silky suits or matchy co-ords instantly with a knee-high boot. Simply tuck your pants neatly into the boot shaft, seen here at Gucci, for an instant edge.
The Above-The-Knee — Formal dressing in subzero temps is not as fun as your holiday shindigs should be. Don't let the weather get you down. Winterize your evening wear with a boot that keeps you covered — without taking away from your chic ensemble.