Boots & Shorts: Country Outfitter

Boots are typically a part of every woman’s wardrobe. Despite humid southern weather, they are a year round staple in my wardrobe. I will pair them with dresses, skirts, pants, leggings and even shorts. They are stylish, and often functional since I live on a farm. My closet is full of riding boots, rain boots, cowboy boots, and even the not so
functional bootie.

Shoes are like jewelry; they can make or break an outfit. They can spice up even the most casual attire.

A good boot has the ability to accentuate your legs, and make your look taller and leaner. I always stand a little taller when I am wearing one of my favorite pairs of boots.

I have a “no holds barred” approach to boots. I will wear them out on a date, a night with my girls, while working on the farm, and even to church on Sunday. Boots are fun and versatile.
When I was a young girl my mother had a pair of black suede boots with fringes, I would cringe when she wore them. I was such a silly little girl; my Mom loved those boots, and she was comfortable in them. Who was I to judge her sense of style? I now attribute my love of boots to her.
I’m a tall girl, so it is easier for me to pull off a tall boot. This¬†Ariat Legend boot purchased from Country Outfitter ends mid-calf. You need to match your boot shaft height to your leg length and calf width. I always read the product description for measurements because photographs can be deceiving. A boot that is too tall or too short can actually make your legs appear shorter.

And don’t forget toe shape! The toe of your boot is equally important. Toe shapes include pointed, square, and round. Pointed toe boots can elongate your legs.

If you wear boots with shorts, you should select a boot and heel height that is flattering to the length of your shorts. The top of your boots shouldn’t be too close to the hem of your shorts (unless you are a stylish toddler wearing your favorite pair of John Deere boots).
These are just tips; you should choose whatever boot you feel comfortable in and will fit your sense of style.

Are boots in your wardrobe? Do you consider them seasonal wear or do you rock your boots year round?

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