Wearing boots is pretty similar to how you would style your outfit with dress shoes but there are differences you need to know. Dress boots, ankle boots, and alike all have a rugged quality in them since they are made to be tough. This should be reflected in your overall outfit and we have some tips for you to accomplish this.
It Starts With The Boot
The exact choice you make in boots will reflect how you are able to style it. For example the chelsea boot has a simple, streamlined classy appearance. It doesn’t look like a boot you’d take hiking or would want to get dirty. Thus you can wear more formal clothing with it easily. Something like a chukka boot has the capability of being dressed up or down though with its casual demeanor. With this being said, our first tip is to address what boots you have in your collection first and what look you’re after.
Formal vs Casual
If you are seeking a formal appearance then dress boots, chelsea boots, and ankle boots will all do the job. You’ll want to stick with a classic colour such as brown or black like you would with dress shoes. Trousers are hard to pair with boots unless you go with chelseas which have an easier time. Your best option is to wear jeans as they will match any boot you own. Wear a dress shirt with a sweater and tie over top and you have a formal outfit you can sport to work or wherever needed.
Boots have the incredible ability to be classy and casual at the same time. Casual ensembles during the fall and winter are the best opportunity to break in a new pair. Dress boots with jeans, a heavyknit sweater, your preferred jacket, and a scarf is a rustic look every man looks good in. Even something as simple as a t-shirt and jeans will look great.
Here are some boots we offer at Pierro Shoes if you are interested in getting a new pair yourself: