The minimalist simplicity of a classic black boot resonates with everyone. When it comes to fall fashion fundamentals, a comfortable, chic look starts from the bottom up. From ankle length to over-the-knee, we pair them with everything from skinny jeans to a sleek cocktail dress for a downtown-cool vibe.
We recently sent fashion blogger STYLE'd Avenue (@Meg_legs) two pairs of classic Clark boots. Here's what she had to say about how to style and some basic boot tips...
STYLE'd Avenue Tips
What details do you look for in a black boot?
When shopping for the perfect fall boot, I tend to gravitate to the ones with a buckle or some detailing.. something that stands out and grabs my eye. I also love a good solid black boot, but it has to have the perfect shape!
What's the best style/length for where you live.. Salt Lake City?
It depends on the style and look you are going for! Since it gets chilly early September, I tend to ease into the shorter ankle boots. Once the snow falls, I transition into the tall, knee length boots, perfect for winter weather.
When does boot season start for you?
I wish boot season was all year around. I'm definitely a boot lover but if you want to go along with the seasons here, people usually bring their boot collection out in late August and early September.
What length is most important for outfit pairing?
I love pairing a tall boot with a skirt or a short boot with a good pair of skinny jeans. This season you'll see a lot of the tall boot with a mini skirt for fall, which I have totally been loving!
What’s your favorite outfit to wear with a black ankle boot?
I love pairing a black ankle boot with skinny jeans. A good pair of distressed black denim with a simple shirt and my favorite leather jacket, and if the weather is in my favor – throw on a scarf with a beanie.. Voila! My favorite fall look.
What’s your favorite outfit to wear with a black knee high boot?
I’d pair a knee high boot with a comfy pair of leggings, a baggy shirt and a scarf or a longer coat. You can also keep it simple with leggings, a short sleeve top & a fedora hat to accessorize.
How long does your boot collection last in your closet?
Ahh…. that’s such hard one for me! If you looked in my closet I might even have a pair or two from high school (ha ha), just because I loved the design or they have some nostalgic meaning to them. But in general, I would say no more than 2 seasons!
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Clarks Women’s Gelata Italia in Black Leather w/ Black Snake