This week on ‘How She’d Wear It’ I’m covering riding boots. I practically live in boots and this is probably the easiest equestrian style piece to work with. Riding boots are essential in any closet but they’re especially important to those of us who live in rainy places where clomping through puddles is a regular activity. Jeans and riding boots are part of my every day uniform but riding boots also look great with dresses and skirts with tights.
The key to wearing jeans with riding boots is a clean line. Make sure to wear your skinniest jeans or ones with a good amount of stretch so the jean doesn’t bunch up around the top of the boot. My tip for wearing skirts or dresses with boots might be a personal opinion but this combo tends to look better if there is space between the top of your boots and the hem of your dress/skirt. When your skirt covers the top of the boots the look ends up being a bit too heavy and you want to break that up that space.
As an early birthday present Dan surprised me with a Coach purse and these Ivanka Trump riding boots that I’m in love with. The boots are so comfortable and the purse, which is the black version of this carryall, is a piece that will last forever. I literally wear this combination regularly, and I often combine it with another of my closet staples, a striped shirt. I have so many striped shirts that they’re pretty much my go-to for any casual occasion. Little details like the peplum on the shirt and the floral scarf take this simple outfit up a notch.
Riding boots with a feminine sweater dress is such a pretty combination – it makes me imagine a little girl pulling on her boots to go see her pony. Obviously white would not be a good choice if you really were visiting your horse friend but there’s just something playful about dresses with boots. You don’t have to be as careful as you would in heels. The coat is ladylike, as are these beautiful, delicate necklaces but the standout accessory here is the bag – a beautiful cross body leather saddle bag.
– Julia of Style and Cheek