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Wearing Boots in Summer


 

What I wore: Glassons white jersey sundress, Zara charcoal cardigan, Fake Stella and Dot necklace (thrifted), Barbara Bui grey suede pull on boots.

I love boots - the way they make your legs look, the warm and dry feeling, the stylish way they make me feel just dress up enough in all situations (work, dressy or casual), but of course the hot humid Christmas weather of Auckland is really too hot for boots.

I've had grey and tan boots on my wishlist for a while, and when a designer stylist friend did a wardrobe cleanout to finance her next designer handbag, I nearly tripped over myself to snap them up!  Of course in my rush to figure out what to wear with my beautiful new boots I stumbled across this great Fox in Flats article on how to wear boots in summer - and so today's look was inspired! 


As you can also see my hair is really growing out quickly (a bit like the weeds in my garden!) - first ponytail attempt seems to have gone well today.  I'm looking forward to trying out more ways to style it with the length.

In summary here are my top tips;
  • Boots are highly versatile and look great with pants, tights and dresses, leggings or skirts. 
  • For summer try them with sundresses, shorts or even maxis. 
  • Try sticking to lighter coloured and shorter boots for a more summery look - which tells me I really do need tan or beige ones now.
  • TIP: Be careful about the length of your skirt vs boots - make sure you have enough skin showing to keep it all in balance. 
  • Too little can make you look shorter and dumpier (obviously too much and you could look like a lady of the night!)
I now own six pairs (but there's always room for more):
  1. black leather square toe, high heel (Overland 2008) - $300
  2. black leather riding boots, small boot heel (Michief Shoes 2009) - $350
  3. maroon PCU pointy toe, ankle height, stilleto heels (No. 1 Shoe Warehouse 2007) - $30
  4. black fake suede booties, round toe, low stilleto
  5. black brushed leather chelsea ankle boot, flat (ASOS 2012) - $70,  and most recently
  6. grey suede pull on, fake wooden square heeled (Barbara Bui 2nd hand) - $80
How many boots do you own?  Any other links to inspiration for wearing these grey boots would be much appreciated!

LInking up today with the amazingly resilient Two Thirty Five Designs