I have been guilty of wearing the cognac, brown, tan and black booties for years on end. Never really branching out of that color palette. But this is the year to step outside your comfort zone and try the hot trend of white boots. Whether they’re a white combat boot, a Chelsea boot, or even a fun white cowboy boot, this trend is everywhere. It’s been slowly creeping into the fashion scene and I feel like they’ve made their formal arrival for fall 2021. Now is the ultimate time for white boots. And for good reason.
They’re a nice update to your boring tan boots and classic black picks. But this year they seem to come in so many options that there’s something for everyone’s personal style. Which is why I’m convinced they’re here to stay for a while. I find that these boots give an edgier look to any outfit especially when you go for a more combat-inspired look. I personally own the Marc Fisher Padmia boots which are a combat Chelsea style boot. If you want something more polished that you can dress up, I’ve got a few options below as well from a sleek pointy toe ankle bootie to fun cowboy boots too. Shop each look below and all my favorite white boot options too.
How To Style White Boots
A few of my favorite outfits feature this white-hot boot trend. From everyday casual outfits, to dinner with friends, to NYFW street style-inspired ensembles that you can easily recreate at home. I’ve got lots of great ideas for taking these white boots out for a spin with confidence! Choose which type of white boot fits your personal style, then build your outfits around it! Here are some of my favorite outfit ideas and how to style white boots.
Style With A Slipdress and Jacket
Hands down my most favorite white boot outfit in the bunch. This will be an outfit I will wear all throughout fall and maybe even early spring. The slip dress and blazer combo are already a favorite of mine. To me, they’re a wardrobe staple. The combo is sexy, chic, and pulled together but also edgy. It’s so many things and so flattering, too. Adding the white Chelsea boot just takes it to another level. This is the ideal outfit for going out with friends. I love that heels are no longer mandatory and we can rock cool chunky boots instead.
Styling Sleek White Ankle Boots
If combat boots aren’t your thing, then maybe try a more polished white pointed-toe ankle bootie. Fashion Jackson nails this look perfectly with clean lines and a neutral outfit. This is definitely a way to wear white boots that feels more dressed up and sophisticated. While still being trendy and fashion forward. Which is the ultimate street style combo.
Denim Skirt And Graphic Tee
I’m in love with this little casual white combat boot outfit. It’s easy, fun, edgy. It’s a great way to feel like fall but not layer on all the heavy sweaters and knits. A little graphic tee and denim skirt are always a good combination. And adding the white combat Chelsea boots just ups the cool-girl factor here. With or without the blazer, it’s a good look if you ask me.
With Straight Leg Jeans And A Chunky Knit Sweater
I love this combination from Emma Hill. She can truly do no wrong. The straight leg jean is having a big moment so this is a great way to try it all out. Add a sleek bootie, and a chunky knit to complete the look. I also really love this color palette. A great fall hue in the sweater pops with the white boots.
White Cowboy Boots With A Midi
I’ll be honest, I’m not into the cowboy boot trend. But this year, the fashion gods are telling us otherwise. If you are into this trend, I will say, I’m really into this outfit. Imani styled this pretty Reformation midi dress with a menswear blazer and western cowboy boots. It’s a unique twist that just works. Cowboy boots for fall work well with the juxtaposition of a feminine dress or even a pretty midi skirt. And the addition of the more structured menswear blazer just wraps it all up pulling from so many different fashion trends.
Casual With Mom Jeans
For a more casual look, just throw on your favorite mom jeans, or skinny jeans work too, and a tee. I like to layer on a leather jacket for fall. But a utility jacket or bomber works great as well. Treat these white combat boots just like you do the rest of your ankle booties. With the edgier vibe they have, I’d steer clear of any feminine tops and stick to more basics or edgy pieces to match the vibe. And if you’re over jeans, I think this would also work perfectly with some faux leather leggings or cropped leather pants.
For winter, why not try an all-white outfit? I’m a big fan of a monochromatic look and if you are now the proud owner (or about to be) to a pair of white boots, this is a fun way to wear them. The belted blazer, the asymmetric skirt, it’s just street style perfection. When you wear white in the fall and winter, just keep in mind fabrics. This look totally works when done in fall knits, silks and wool. Leave the summer fabrics for summer!
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