As cliché as the phrase might be, we want our wardrobes to work smarter, not harder. That means shopping thoughtfully for pieces that complement each other and offer tons of variety as far as styling is concerned. For this reason, the dress-and-boots combination will forever be a favorite for anyone whose agenda is having pulled-together looks that require minimal energy.
The pairing of dresses and boots is about as easy as wearing jeans and a T-shirt but feels slightly more elevated. Some quick and simple combinations include Westen boots with sweet, smocked minis or lug soles with a '90s-reminiscent slip dress, but the options extend well beyond these. Ahead, we’re breaking down 10 foolproof, adaptable examples of how to wear boots with dresses.
Over-The-Knee Boots and Swing Dress
Even if you’re not the twirling type, a swing dress will make you want to give it a go with its playful, bouncy hemline. The best way to complement this silhouette is with a flat, tall, and minimalist boot—anything with a spindly heel or delicate is a bit too obvious for our taste.
Printed Booties and Shirtdress
A crisp shirt dress is timeless and great for most professional settings, should you need that. We suggest pairing it with a chunky, printed bootie that’ll add a bit of pizazz to the timeless style.
Two-Tone Boots and White Dress
You probably already own one part of this dress-and-boots look. To achieve it, pick your favorite lightweight white dress and give it a unique spin with vintage-inspired colorblock boots.