What Can I Wear With Some Mid-Calf Boots With Heels?

by Stacey Kole
Carrie Underwood wears a flared above-the-knee skirt with heeled, mid-calf cowboy boots.

Carrie Underwood wears a flared above-the-knee skirt with heeled, mid-calf cowboy boots.

Mid-calf boots have a reputation for cutting off the leg line, but there’s no need to keep your distance. Simply choose a pair with a mid to high heel, and wear your boots with a few strategic wardrobe items to keep the appearance flattering. You’ll find everything from jeans to dresses can meet their perfect match with a stylish pair of mid-calf boots.

Days of Denim

Heeled mid-calf boots can both dress up and dress down a great pair of jeans. Go glam with dark-wash skinny jeans tucked into black, leather mid-calf boots with a stiletto heel. Team with a leopard-print blouse and a black blazer, and add metallic accessories for a party or dinner date. For a casual vibe, switch out skinnies for bootcut jeans and let your denim hang over a pair of light brown cowboy boots so that only the chunky heel and tip show at the bottom. Tuck in a white or plaid button-down, or mix things up with a floral, empire-cut tank top for a cute summer look.

The Feminine Side

Skirts and dresses are obvious pairings with mid-calf boots, but the length of the hem is of particular consequence. In order to keep the leg line long enough to be flattering, showing the knee is a must. Pick a yellow fit-and-flare skirt with a pretty spring print that hits a few inches above the knee, and top with a chambray button-down shirt. Tie the shirt or tuck it in, and complete the look with brown, lace-up mid-calf boots with a high chunky heel. For an easy-dressing alternative, opt for a cream-lace A-line dress and slip into slouchy, mid-calf, western boots in distressed leather. Finish with an armful of colorful braided bracelets for a country-chic vibe.

Comfortable Glam

Leggings are a cute and cozy wardrobe staple and are particularly stylish when teamed with mid-calf heeled boots. Wear thick, black leggings with a white scoop-neck tee and a camel-colored boyfriend cardigan. Loop a crimson scarf around your neck for a pop of color and complete the look with cognac heeled boots with a medium-sized chunky heel. For a more dressed-up take, rock an ivory-satin sack dress with espresso leggings and high-heel, mid-calf boots in a similar hue; the tonal color palette elongates the leg for a streamlined appearance.

Chic and Short

Slip on some tights and heeled mid-calf boots, and show off your gams in either a pair of mid-thigh shorts or a fitted miniskirt. Wear an oatmeal knit sweater with olive tweed shorts, and add black tights and charcoal slouchy boots to make a fall-friendly ensemble. Or, play with proportions with a cobalt miniskirt, a white tee and a boyfriend blazer. Add sheer, black tights and black, heeled, mid-calf boots – this pairing lets you rock the look of a short skirt with boots without feeling overdone. Roll up your sleeves and show off a chunky, menswear-inspired watch and silver hoops for a sleek finish.

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About the Author

Stacey Kole was managing editor of the International fashion and beauty publication Savvy where she penned stories on all things beauty and style, while writing cover stories on such celebrities as Victoria Hudgens and Julianne Hough. She continues to write for a variety of online fashion, beauty and health publications.

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