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What to Wear With Gray Suede Booties

by Stacey Kole

Versatility in color, style and fabric is just about all a true shoe lover could want. Gray suede booties fit that bill for their neutral hue, rich fabrication and, best of all, an ankle-grazing style that goes with everything from jeans to shorts to dresses. If you’ve already got some stashed in your closet or you’re in the market to pick up a pair, gray suede booties might quickly become your new footwear favorite.

Stylish in Skinnies

Skinny jeans in a myriad of washes and colors create a long, lean look when paired with heeled, gray suede booties. Opt for a medium-wash denim, a white silky tee and a black or tan blazer for a polished, yet casual vibe. Finish the outfit with small metallic hoops and a menswear-inspired watch. For a fun variation, slip on dark skinnies, a striped, long-sleeved T-shirt and an Army green anorak. When paired with your gray suede booties, the look is one part military and one part downtown chic.

Sassy in Shorts

In the dead of summer you might wear sandals with your shorts, but slipping on gray suede booties with the same pair of cutoffs makes for a seamless fall transition. Grab your favorite colored-denim shorts, add a black, V-neck T-shirt and a long tassle necklace for a casual ensemble to pair with your booties. For a dressier look, pick tweed shorts in olive green and top with a chunky-knit cream pullover sweater. Go bare-legged or don sheer charcoal tights for extra warmth if the weather turns cool. Complete the outfit with a gold cuff and a matching suede shoulder bag.

Dainty in Dresses

The contrast between a flirty, feminine dress and substantial suede booties creates a bold style statement. Choose a slightly flared or A-line dress or skirt in a floral print -- or go extra girly with lace fabric in soft colors like ivory, white or blush. For a little more structure, wear your gray suede booties with a simple above-the-knee black pencil skirt. Tuck in a pastel or chambray button-down shirt, roll the sleeves, and let a simple pendant necklace peek through at the neckline.

Laid-Back in Leggings

For a comfortable alternative to skinny jeans or pants, rock your gray suede booties with a stylish pair of leggings. Wear thick, solid-black leggings with a long neutral tunic, or slip on an oversize sweater in a multi-colored knit. You can also don a long white tee with dark leggings, add a patterned scarf and finish the casual look with your gray suede booties. Carry a big tote bag in a vivid hue like tangerine or cobalt and show off an armful of metallic bangles.

About the Author

Stacey Kole worked for five years as managing editor of the style and pop-culture magazine Savvy, where she traveled coast-to-coast covering all things fashion and beauty. In addition to daily writing and editing duties, she interviewed and penned cover stories on such celebrities as Avril Lavigne, Julianne Hough and “Twilight” star Ashley Greene.

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