×

One Shoe, Five Ways: How To Wear Spring’s Below-The-Knee Boots

Though tall boots immediately conjure up images of fall dressing, designers are embracing below-the-knee silhouettes for spring ’16 as well. From denims to leathers, there’s a variety of boots that can be tailored to one’s personal style.

Below, we suggest five different ways of styling the hottest boots of the moment:

Down To Business
Tall boots are indeed a whole lot of look, but done right it can be worn to the office with ease. Try pairing a sleek, pointy-toe style — like this Balenciaga boot — with a graphic skirt and simple top. Keep the accessories light to avoid the look being too severe.

balenciaga knee high boot
BALENCIAGA leather boot, $1,375. Brooke Gregson earrings, Michael Kors top, Miu Miu bag, Christian Wijnants skirt, Stella McCartney sunglasses.
CREDIT: Courtesy Images.

Free Spirited
It doesn’t get more boho than a floral print. Etro’s flat laceup is a refined take on the everlasting trend. We could see it paired with a denim skirt and ’70s-inspired blouse. Keep the bag structured — you want some sort of modernity to tie it together.

Etro lace up boot
ETRO lace-up boot, $2,390. J.Crew skirt, Caroline Blechert earrings, Isabel Marant top, Chloe bag.
CREDIT: Courtesy Images.

Watch on FN

On The Town
Beware: The cage boot is not for the timid. Gianvito Rossi’s ultra-vampy lace-up style is a statement on its own, so keep the dress simple. A streamlined slip dress is always a classic. Have fun with the accessories, though, like a pop-art earring or metallic bag.

gianvito rossi cage boot
GIANVITO ROSSI cage boot, $2,745. Delfina Delettrez earring, Marc Jacobs bag, Maiyet dress, Jil Sander choker.
CREDIT: Courtesy Images.

Let’s Ride
Equestrian dressing pops up in designer collections every season. For fans of the look, Frye’s leather boot will forever remain a staple in your wardrobe. Pair with riding pants, a crisp shirt, and structured blazer. A fun necklace with horse motif? Why not.

frye equestrian boot
FRYE equestrian boot, $398. Smythe blazer, Hermes bracelet, Gunner & Lux necklace, Madewell shirt, Ariat pants.
CREDIT: Courtesy Images.

All About Attitude
You can have bad girl attitude — just don’t have bad style to match. Tom Ford’s denim and leather boot is the “it” boot of the season (Kylie Jenner is a fan). Pair with an a-line skirt, rocker vest and graphic bag. Add star stud earrings for rock-star confidence.

Tom ford boots
TOM FORD denim and leather boot, $2,690. Markus Lupfer t-shirt, Loewe bag, Acne Studios skirt, Saint Laurent vest, Erickson Beamon earrings.
CREDIT: Courtesy Images.

Want more styling tips?

How To Wear Lace-Up Heels: Spring 2016 Trends

How To Wear Mules: Spring 2016 Shoe Trend

Five Shoes To Wear On Job Interviews

12 Flat Sandals For Your Next Spring Vacation

Spring 2016 Women’s Trend: Playful Embellishments

Thorogood President Jeff Burns holding a Sponsored By Thorogood

All Work – And Now Play: Thorogood Launches Its Infinity FD Outdoor Collection

Thorogood builds on its legacy with its new outdoor collection, designed for those who play as hard as they work.
Learn More

Access exclusive content