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What Kind of Clothes Go With Fashion Riding Boots?

by Pamela Simmons, studioD

Riding boots aren't just functional; they're also ideal pieces to wear when you want to look fashionable. So if you don't own a horse, don't fret -- you can wear riding boots just as easily off the ranch. Riding boots are equally comfortable and chic, making them the perfect finishing touch for several looks. And because these boots can be worn in so many different ways, you're left with endless styling options, sure to fit anyone's fancy.


Riding boots are an equestrian staple, so create your look based on this aesthetic. Tuck a pair of leggings or skinny jeans into your boots. Then button up an oxford shirt on top. Any shade will do so try a neutral white or throw on your favorite color. On top of your oxford, slip on a blazer. A satchel can be another incredibly chic addition to your outfit. Your satchel works in a neutral or colorful shade, so try yours in a rich brown, a deep black, a bright hue like lemon or a more saturated shade like navy.


Instead of going equestrian with your look, make it more unexpected by adding some edge. Tuck a pair of dark-wash skinny jeans into your boots. Up top, wear a simple T-shirt or tank top. Layer your shirt with a leather motorcycle jacket. Keep your jewelry utilitarian; heavy metal pieces keep up the edgy theme. Also look for studded pieces. A studded belt, ring or pair of earrings all work.


Feminine pieces juxtapose nicely next to a harder-edged riding boot. A flowy summer dress or tunic is taken seamlessly from spring to summer when paired with a riding boot and tights. Keep yourself warm and cozy by topping this look with a cardigan. Leave your cardigan open or belt it to define your waist. Sweater dresses work just as well as summer frocks, so feel free to interchange them with your warm-weather pieces.

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For truly cold weather, a sturdy legging or skinny jean, a chunky sweater and your riding boots can keep you insulated. Get extra warmth by topping this look with a shearling coat or vest. You don't have to hit the slopes to wear this comfortable look -- it works just as well for running errands during the day as it does for a winter retreat.

About the Author

Pamela Simmons has been writing professionally since 2009. Her articles on fashion, beauty and other topics have appeared on Denim Therapy and other websites. Simmons serves as an editor and public relations manager for CHIC.TV. She holds a Bachelor of Science in international affairs from Georgia Tech and a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University.

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