Boots can be warm.
Boots can be cool.
Boots are comfortable.
Boots are stylish.
Boots can elevate an outfit.
But, the wrong style boot will ruin your styling efforts.
Here are some boots do’s and don’ts.
If you are less than 5’2 or have wide calves, do not wear mid-calf boots because…
When a boot hits at the widest part of your lower leg it will visually make it look wider and your legs look shorter.
I couldn’t find a photo showing how bad this can often look, as retailer’s websites won’t display wide calves with mid-calf boots, but this look is often seen with Ugg mid-calf boots.
Most women want to look leaner and taller, so mid-calf boots are not our friend.
If you have wide calves…
Use search filters when online shopping for wide calf boots and look for boots with stretch fabrics versus all leather.
If you can’t find knee-hi boots to fit your calves, then I strongly suggest trying wearing ankle boots. I live in these style booties and they tend to visually lengthen and thin out legs.
This pair by Blondo, are waterproof and very similar to a few that I own.
If you’re petite in height and don’t have wide calves, then go for knee hi boots as another option.
Above all…Remember, these boots are made for walking.