So you’ve (finally) put away your Havaianas and neon wedge sandals, yet the thought of stepping into last year’s boots (again) doesn’t exactly make waves on the enthusiasm board. And needless to say, purchasing a new pair of Chloe studded leather booties (or even the knock-offs at Zara) isn’t an option. We feel your situation! Which is why we’ve rounded up some wow-worthy outfits to rework those old boots into the current season rotation.
Bring Your Old Boots Back Into the Fashion Rotation
Midi Skirt, $49.99 from Victoria’s Secret
Okay, we’ll just say it. We are obsessed with high-heeled booties! They’ve become our go-to shoe for everyday office attire. Swap out your pumps for a dressy ankle boot to bump up the bold factor of a pencil skirt and cowl neck.
Tinley Road Sweater Dress, $89 from Piperlime
And while you still can, pair those booties with bare legs and a sweater dress. Once the fall chill kicks in, opaque tights are the optimal layering option.
Valentina Boot, $89.95 from Sole Society
We realize this one’s not so much a game-changer as a no-brainer, but tall boots worn with skinny jeans is the uniform de rigueur. It’s an effortless answer to those early-morning moments when the coffee hasn’t infiltrated the brain. Perfect for the school run.
Knee-length Scarf Print Skirt, $19.80 from Forever 21
Don’t limit touches of rock ‘n’ roll to rebel-loving leather! Bring the chic to studded booties with an ornately-adorned pencil skirt. Watch date night sizzle with success.
Cap Sleeve Cable Knit Tunic, now $14.99 from Style & Co.
For a Saturday-morning shop session, the simplicity of a tunic with leggings gets an injection of sophistication when finished off with a sleek riding boot. If your tunic happens to be in it-shade oxblood, then you’re already one step ahead.
Midi Skirt, $52.77 from ASOS
Though somewhat demure in its statement, the midi skirt is anything but boring when paired with our favorite high-heeled bootie. Or switch in a knee-high style to polish the look with perfection.
We are loving the ‘60s styles that came down the S/S 13 catwalks! Ready to work that trend now? Pair your knee-high boots with a long-sleeve shift dress for a modernly modish vibe.
Add extra sheen to a slouchy boot with skin-hugging shiny leggings and a sequin sweater. Sunday afternoon never looked so bright!
Hue Slouchy Leg Warmers, $16 from Nordstrom
When the cool breeze really sets in, take it up a notch (literally) with a pair of leg warmers. They’re the dash of soft and cozy that’ll accessorize any pair of boots.
Paisley Print Blouse Dress, $79.50 from Loft
For the boot that goes with everything– neutral ankle-style–options are aplenty! Go boho in a printed sheath.
Dittos Dawn Skinny Jean–Croc Print, $99 from Urban Outfitters
Or keep casual in colored jeans. The neutral tone of the ankle boot anchors all kinds of prints and textures in solid style.
Three Dots Printed Leggings, $88 from Neiman Marcus
And no matter what you wear, there’s nothing wrong with showing a little skin! Especially when it’s peeking out between your booties and pleasantly printed leggings.
How will you style your old boots to feel fresh?