I recently had a reader send me an email with a styling question, and let me tell you, I was deeee-lighted. Helping people with their styling conundrums is one of my favorite things to do. I encourage you all to send me an email with any and all of your style questions and I will do my best to respond and highlight an answer in a blog post.
So, the lovely Rachel purchased this pair of Sam Edelman Petty Booties at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this summer. These low-profile suede booties with a slight Western flair to them and a stacked heel are super popular this fall, and she wanted some advice on how to wear them. So, I knew off the top of my head that these boots look great with cute little flippy skirts, but being that its not exactly skirt weather, I had to dig a little deeper.
Not that you can’t still wear these with skirts during the fall—just add a great pair of tights, or even layer the tights with a pair of heavier weight scrunched socks for a great layered look. Or, be daring at night and pair them with bare legs and an attitude for a cool evening wear look.
But, for something more fall and winter appropriate, let’s talk pants…
Now, I suppose you could wear these boots with a pair of boot cut or flare jeans, but then no one would get to see their full glory. I think the best pants to pair with these booties are skinny jeans—especially those of the ankle length variety. They allow you to see the whole shoe and showcase them as an integral part of the outfit. Plus, the skinny leg helps balance out the heavier shoe and the stacked heel gives some height to your casual wear. If your skinny pants are longer, you could roll them up above the ankle or tuck them into the boots, but I love the cropped skinny jeans look with them best of all.
If you want to go all out, try pairing this suede Western bootie with a pair of leather leggings – colored or not – for a trendy and bold fall look.
I hope that helps you figure out how to best wear your booties this fall, Rachel!