Sandals and open-toe shoes are great, but nothing compares to a pair of good-old leather boots. There is something about a boot that pulls an outfit together — dressed up, casual, or anywhere in between - no matter how much we enjoy a wonderful pair of sneakers. Boots typically thrive more in the fall, but this spring-summer season, don’t hide your love for boots. There are plenty of weather-appropriate ways to wear them during the warmer months. Boots are a good way to freshen your summer look, from adding them to your go-to denim shorts look to dressing down your typical heels-and-dress outfit combo. To help you slip into your boots, we're sharing some tips for inspiration.
The key is to lighten the weight and material and reduce the shoe's height to make it something you can wear without stifling your legs. Think Chukka, Chelsea, and Combat boots. Despite jeans being a safe bet with boots, you don't have to deny by default, suggests Michel. Chinos, joggers, and lighter shaded cargo pants will offer a young, spring-ready look. You can also pair a muscle tee and boots, with distressed denim or chino shorts to create a hip music festival look. Shorts with boots might seem an odd pairing, but it can work, read more about it here.
Step out of insulated shoes and into simple suede and Portuguese calfskin leather. These boots are also unlikely to cause your ankles to sweat. Short rain shoes in a Chelsea boot form will save your style (and feet) on warm, humid days.
Our Scout boots are a savior for the whole year. They are almost the gold standard of civilian-friendly, fight-style shoes, but they look as rugged as you want them to. Hell yeah, you can wear these all year long.
While the light tan color is ideal for brightening your wardrobe, gray is a good option if you are looking for an alternative to tans and browns. It's not as serious as black, but it still looks great with any outfit.
Made with a genuine leather midsole and heel counter, hand-laid cork footbed, hand-shaped stacked leather heels and Genuine Goodyear Welt Construction, these boots are power-packed to walk with you to all your summer soirees and travels.
In any and all business-casual circumstances, this one can be readily used. Plus, through fall, it will continue to work for you. These Chelsea boots offer a laid-back take on the classic boot. Featuring minimal stitching and a casual boxed toe, this boot can transition from day to night. The water-resistant waxed Portuguese leather ages handsomely, revealing a stunning patina over time, while the Vibram half-sole and heel protector ensure the boots will last season after season.