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Boots That Look Good With Tights

by Sara Cantu

As temperatures drop and snow begins to fall, it's time to kick those peep-toes and sandals to the back of the closet and reach for sleek boots to jazz up your cold-weather outfits. Versatile tights can be worn underneath dresses, skirts and shorts to winterize these pieces. Pair these combinations with a variety of boots to get the most out of your fall and winter wardrobe.

Adaptable in Ankle Boots

Ankle boots make a fabulous pairing for a variety of tights. Sport a dress with opaque tights and add a pair of high-heeled ankle booties, and top with a leather jacket for an edgy touch to this ensemble. For a casual outfit, start with a short, flirty floral dress and slip into creamy-nude tights and flat ankle boots. Complete the look with a denim jacket or vest to complement this wearable combination.

Nifty in Knee-Highs

Knee-high boots can be worn over tights with a dress, miniskirt or even a pair of tailored shorts. Rock black high-heeled knee-high boots with a sweater dress and patterned leggings for a classic ensemble. Or, for a casual look that's equally fashionable, wear a flat pair of knee-highs with a miniskirt, oversized sweater and textured tights. Swap out the mini for shorts as an alternative to this stylish duo.

Sexy in Over-the-Knee Boots

Over-the-knee boots are undoubtedly sultry and can serve as the perfect high-impact statement piece when worn with sophistication. Play with proportions to keep over-the-knee boots from reading too provocative. Voluminous tops like a chunky oversized sweater or boyfriend blazer paired with a skirt and tights will keep the look classy. For a night out, rock a stiletto style with tights underneath a neutral-hued sweater dress. Keep jewelry to a minimum and let your boots do the talking.

Stylish in Shooties

A chic hybrid of a high-heeled shoe and an ankle boot, the shootie is a trendy way to sport tights during cold weather. Rock this fierce style with patterned or textured tights underneath a dress, leather miniskirt or patterned shorts in plaid or houndstooth. Look for lace-up styles and those with metal hardware for an extra kick. No matter the pairing, top off with a leather motorcycle jacket, blazer or cardigan to create a fabulous fall ensemble.

About the Author

Sara Cantu has been writing fashion and lifestyle articles since 2009. As a fashion stylist, writer and blogger, she has been published in “Lady Couture” magazine and “RGV” magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from The University of Texas - Pan American.

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