Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Styling tips for boots with trousers

1. DO pair boots to go under trousers when they are not very fitted and the silhouette of the boot cannot be seen.

Boot essentials: Basic Black
Boot essentials: Basic Black by Caroline Grant. [Background image: Magnolia x Loebneri "Merrill" by Anna Knights].[Style: Ladylike with a Twist].

Clarks Kenza Alaska Boots / Alexander McQueen Jacket / Super Trash Tenis Top / Gérad Darel Trousers / Burberry Haymarket Medium Bowling Handbag / Mawi Triple Cobra and Box Chain Necklace / Stella McCartney Foil Print Scarf / Céline Leather Opera Gloves.

Clarks Lowrie Asha Brown Boots / Hobbs Corby Coat / Michael Kors Shimmer Sweater / Burberry Prorsum Tweed Trousers / Orla Kiely Punch Wallflower Handbag / Target Merona Brown Buckle Felt Hat / Aspinal of London Gloves / Mango Animal Print Scarf / Kate Spade Posey Par Statement Necklace / Estée Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Red Tango/ Revlon Nail Lacquer in Valentine.

2. DO hem trousers to go with the heel you have chosen. Half an inch from the floor is the shortest you should hem your trousers, to get the maximum elongating effect of the combination. The effect of shorter lengths is to make the trouser leg a sort of bell that chimes against your leg.

3. DO pair Victorian boots (those with a low heels, a tapered toe, and laces) with cropped trousers, provided the trouser leg covers the top of the boot. DON'T allow a gap between your cropped trousers and your boots, it will look as if you have outgrown them.

Boot essentials: Victorian boots
Boot essentials: Victorian boots by Caroline Grant. Hispanitas frequently creates menswear boots. [Style: Urban Tweed].

Hispanitas Cordones Boots / Burberry Prorsum Herringbone Jacket / Komodo Max Fair Trade Cardigan / Conleys Culottes / Radley Stables Handbag / Hobbs Faux Fur Hat / Dior Earrings (vintage) / Therapy Knitted Snood / Joan Shepp Cable Knit Leather Gloves / Marni Brooch / Estée Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Red Tango/ Revlon Nail Lacquer in Valentine.

4. DON'T tuck straight or wide trousers into your boots: ONLY slim or skinny trousers can be tucked in, or you are in for a Robin Hood moment.

Boot essentials: Bad Weather
Boot essentials: Bad Weather by Caroline Grant. Söfft boots are well made, well quality, and comfortable. [Image credits: Vintage Ride Bicycle by Elli at etsy]. [Style: Quirky Menswear].

Söfft Bianca Boots / Vila Kann Coat / Ted Baker Celo Corduroy Cargo Trousers / Witchery Fine Rib Boat Neck Top / Hispanitas Cuero Handbag / Karen Millen Leather Jeans Belt / Black Navy Cashmere Purl Stitch Beret / Joan Shepp Cable Knit Leather Gloves / Zara Flower Scarf / LineaLux Multistrand Coral Necklace/ Jamie Joseph Chalcedony Ring.


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