Warmer weather tends to call for minimal layers involving open-toed shoes like sandals, but lately, we’ve been seeing boots take over, specifically dresses paired with boots. While dresses and sandals always make a go-to comfy outfit, influencers, celebrities, and fashion designers have increasingly enjoyed the dress and boots combo. Throughout Fashion Week, celebrities such as Zoe Saldana showed up with gorgeous dresses and knee-high boots. Dresses and boots are versatile and you don’t have to wait to wear your favorite combat boots until the cold weather comes around.There’s so much room to put your own twist on summer dresses and boots. Switch up your style with cowboy, thigh-high, or high-heeled boots; it’s the perfect way to step outside your comfort zone. Reach for something you wouldn’t normally wear and flaunt it. Use colors, patterns, textures, and accessories to elevate your outfit. Maxi dresses are often the “it girl’ summer dresses since they can be styled to look elegant or casual. Pair them with short or tall boots to show off some exposed skin. Furthermore, layer them with leather jackets or chunky cardigans to keep you warm on cold nights. There are so many possible combinations that dresses and boots can easily become your statement outfit for every season.
Spaghetti strap maxi dresses are both lightweight and flirty. They can be paired with tall cowgirl boots for the perfect cowgirl-style outfit. For example, this green maxi dress with white flowers is the ideal fairytale-esque dream dress that you could wear to a tea party. However, when combined with white cowgirl boots, it gives the entire look an elevated cowgirl vibe. Style the dress and boots with a fun white cowgirl hat to tie the look together and accessorize with gold jewelry such as necklaces and rings.
Belts are often underestimated when styling an outfit. Flowy dresses can sometimes hide your shape, so using a belt is a superb way to cinch in the dress and show off your waist. This black maxi dress with red flowers is stunning on its own. However, when paired with a grommet belt with a chain, it highlights the waist and adds an edgy touch to the overall look. Additionally, the black combat boots pair perfectly with the darker colors.
If you’re not a fan of wearing tall boots with maxi dresses, consider a short flowy dress instead. This brown floral patterned dress is perfect for brunch with the girls, as it’s comfortable, stylish, and suitable for warm weather. The hat adds the right amount of chicness. You could style this look with a traditional cowgirl hat or a braided straw fedora to add some texture to the outfit. Alternatively, accessorize it with silver bangles or a dainty necklace.
Adding timeless vintage pieces to an outfit can make it even better. Whether you choose to mix in vintage jewelry or a jacket you found at a thrift store, these pieces can add value to your look. This stunning cheetah-print dress pairs effortlessly with a vintage brown cropped leather jacket. The amber color of the jacket pops against the black and brown dress, adding contrast and texture. The black boots are versatile and match the black spots on the dress.
Shirt dresses have claimed their spot at the top of most fashionistas’ list of favorite dresses because they’re a piece of cake to style and always look put together and classy. For example, this shirt dress is layered with a light brown vest, cream-colored ankle boots, and a crossbody bag for a modish look that doesn’t need any additional pieces. If you want to accessorize, you can wear gold hoops, but the outfit’s simplicity is enough on its own.
Styling thigh-high boots can be challenging since they cover most of your leg. You need a dress that won’t hide the boots, but at the same time, you may want to show some skin. Short dresses work well with thigh-highs as they showcase the boots and give a peak of skin. This pink long-sleeve dress has a fun texture and doesn’t extend too low on the thigh, allowing you to see the transition from dress to boots.
If you prefer a casual outfit, this simple green long-sleeve dress paired with black boots could be right up your alley. The dress cinches on the sides, changing the length and providing a fun extra detail. The black boots complement the dress, while the black crossbody bag and sunglasses complete the look. If you want to brighten up the outfit a bit, you can easily swap out the black color for white.
Wearing different shades of the same color can really test your styling skills. You have to figure out which shades actually pair well together. This all-pink outfit is striking with the hot pink blazer, blush dress, and pastel pink boots. It pushes the Barbiecore fashion trend to the max, especially with those hot pink earrings. Even though the main color is pink, each clothing item stands out rather than getting overpowered by any one article. If you don’t like mixing various shades, use a single color throughout the whole outfit.