Boots are a wardrobe staple that just about everyone has in their closet. A great pair, when made correctly, can last you years and years, which is part of the reason why they are so popular. However, when it comes to the type of boots that are most popular, that is where you will start to see people differing.
Most of us can agree that you can’t have just one pair of boots – you need different pairs for different outfits and occasions. With these 7 types of boots, you will never have to make an “emergency” shopping trip for the right pair:
The Fashion Must- Have Knee-High Boots
Boots that go just to the knee are a sleek look for just about every personal style. They come in a plethora of colors and materials that can be simple or extravagant. If you are going for more of the riding boot style, you should definitely aim to get something brown over something black – but the black quilted versions are absolutely stunning.
If you can only invest in one kind of boot, these are the ones to go for.
Statement Cowboy Boots
This one might seem like more of a niche group instead of a boot that EVERY woman should own, but that just isn’t true. Cowboy boots for women are way more versatile than they’re given credit for, while typically worn for more casual events (unless you’re living in the southwest, or are attending a western wedding) they can be paired with most things you already own, skinny jeans, boot cuts (obviously), skirts and dresses of all varieties, leggings and more. While usually beautifully stitched, patterned and adorned, they’re a great statement boot that’ll help your otherwise boring outfit pop while you’re out and about doing your daily business. They come in so many different kinds of varieties, it’s hard to choose, but once you find the pair you love, they’re worth the investment because they’ll last for years.
The Practical Winterized Boots
Winterized boots, like the recently popular Duck Boot, aren’t necessarily the cutest thing that you will ever see – but they are a practical piece of fashion for the winter months. Boots with thick tread on the bottom will help you from sliding around during frigid times, and the thick soft material on the inside will keep your socks from getting wet.
To look best, keep them away from boot cut jeans or flares and go for something slim – it is also totally acceptable to just wear these to the office and change into something different.
Always Chic Heeled Boots
Whether you get them to the ankle or to the thigh, boots with a heel are always going to be in style. Lower booties are perfect to pair with skirts or dresses because the heel is a lot sturdier than the heels on stilettos. For higher boots, nothing is more classic than the pointed black boots with a thin heel.
Be careful about materials and the construction of shoes that have a heel – you don’t want to go after shoes that look cheap or tacky, as they can ruin an entire outfit.
Funky Ankle High Booties
Whether you go for the flat variety for comfort, the shorter, chunkier heeled option for stability, or retro-fab skinny heals, ankle boots are the perfect way to show off your legs. You can pair them with a skirt or skinny jeans, and they will almost always be more comfortable and fashionable than sneakers or sandals.
Be careful about where these come up to, especially if you are on the short side, as they can make your legs look even shorter. Be sure to pick the ankle high booties that best accentuate your leg length.
Chic Rain Boots
Sometimes it rains, it’s a part of life, while some dread the rain and others love to dance in it, either way there’s no point in ruining any of these other boots because of this weather pattern. That’s why every woman needs to own a good pair of rain boots. In the past rain boots were more of a utility boot, however they’re done a bit of growing up in recent years, and are almost as chic as the other boots on the list. No longer having to look drab, while it’s drab out. Match your umbrella or your raincoat if you live in an area that gets a lot of rain, or buy a simple pair in black to match your wardrobe. If you want to go that extra mile and really don’t want the rain to get you down, there are even ankle-length rain boots out there that you can hunt down.
Boots with Edge – Combat/Moto Boots
Now, this boot might shock some people on the list. If you want add a bit of edge to your otherwise dull wardrobe, combat boots or motorcycle boots have been trending away from hardened biker or emo girls and trending towards being a fun and edgy way to spice up your outfit. They go with just about anything and add a touch of attitude and a hint of grunge to every style. They’ll add a nice contrast to a loose and flowy summer dress or skirt, or fit right in with your boot cut jeans. You can also find combat boots that have lace or glitter if you want to soften them up a bit. Combat boots have been classed up a lot in the last few years. Sure, they are still edgy, but they are also far more accepted than they used to be.
No matter what, boots are integral to everyone’s wardrobe – it doesn’t matter if you like to be fashion forward or you just want to be comfortable.