I own loads of pumps and sandals, but consider boots to be my favorite type of shoe. This is partially due to the fact that I am much comfier when I can wear socks, and boots make that possible. But more than that, I feel my sassiest, sexiest, and powefulest (shut up, it’s a word) when I’m wearing a fabulous pair of tall, heeled boots.
And I am going to make damned sure I can keep that sassy, sexy, powerful feeling going all summer long. Who says that every summer day must be a sandal day? Not I!
However, I think that wearing boots – especially tall boots – can be a bit tricky during the summer months. And since I don’t want to look all summer-on-top, winter-on-bottom I’ve been giving some thought to how I can keep my boot-based looks seasonally appropriate.
1. Short boots: Tall boots rule my world, but shorter ones are automatically more summery since they cover less leg, so some exceptions will be made during the warmer months. These slouchy suede boots are ideal for summer wear. Similar boots would work beautifully with casual shorts ensembles and floaty floral dresses.
2. Light-colored boots: Many, MANY of my boots are black. And while I think that booties in black may be seasonally appropriate, I probably won’t pull on my knee-high black pairs this summer. Instead, I’ll opt for grays and tans, which keep the overall look lighter.
3. Cowgirl boots: Cowgirls continue cowgirling all winter long, but it’s during spring and summer that cowgirl-wannabes like me feel most comfortable donning our Western garb. Boots included. And cowgirl boots go beautifully with skirts, dresses, shorts, and all manner of lightweight summer attire.
Some women can’t imagine covering their toes when it’s warm outside, but others jump at any chance to don closed footwear during the summer months. It rains, there’s wind, offices are air conditioned to the point of causing frostbite. And if you worry about the state of your pedicure or the amount of stubble on your legs, boots can provide a welcome respite.
Will you be wearing boots this summer? If so, do you agree that shorter and/or lighter is the way to go? Or are you happy to wear big black boots year-round? Have you bought any new boots expressly for summer wear?