Mischa Barton looking comfortable, casual and cute in high boots with fringe!
Riding boots. Suede with fringe. Over-the-knee. Never have there been so many kinds of boots from which to choose. Any boots this season look great over leggings or skinny jeans, so invest in a pair or two that you will wear all the time. The best part about boots is that they instantly make an outfit stylish and complete no matter what else you have on. See the photo of Mischa Barton above? Without those boots, her plain t-shirt and skirt would look completely drab.
If you feel inspired by a Bohemian-style look, try suede boots with fringe in any length from ankle to over-the-knee. These boots, that were also in style last season, typically come in black and brown shades. Check out this pair by Jeffrey Campbell if you like an ankle-length, moccasin style. My favorite part about these is the studs that make the boot unique. If you want a sexy look for night, you can’t go wrong with these by Michael Kors.
Riding-style boots usually come in a calf or knee-high length and are an instant way to dress up an outfit, for the day or night. My roommate has this leather pair by Cole Haan and loves them. She wears them during the day for a classic, sophisticated look. They would also work great for work with a skirt that hits the knees or for nighttime if you feel like skipping your heels.
Looking for a dramatic look? You may want over-the-knee boots. This pair from Chinese Laundry is my favorite, and what I wear almost every day. You can wear them high or fold them down for a scrunched style. I love the versatility of these boots, and they come in suede as well as leather. I wear these boots at day and night with leggings or tights and with a tunic or dress.
With so many options of boots, you can find a style that suits you. I only chose three of my favorite styles to look at, but maybe combat boots, ankle booties or “boots with the furrrr” are what you’re looking for instead. And if you’re still into the oh-so-comfy UGG boot, there’s a large variety of colors and patterns to choose from these days.