Pairing Boots with Denim

My love for boots and jeans? It spans seasons (and closets). With their ability to take outfits from rugged to western or work-ready to formal, every wardrobe should be equipped with a few favorite pairs of each. So, before you trade in this twosome for gladiator sandals and shorts, here are four ways to wear it now.
BLG-1179Studs & Stripes
Most who master roll-out-of-bed chic (you know: tousled hair, ripped jeans, off-the-shoulder tee) try really hard at it. The fabulous thing about these moto boots? They make it so you don’t have to. And jeans with a rad dye job are casual without looking messy. With a little less draping and a little more shampoo, I’m loving this look.

Cuff It Up
If you’re willing to forgo bum-hugging denim every once in a while, buy your jeans one size up for a relaxed look (and feel). Cuff them and add ankle boots or shooties (they’re a thing) and show a little skin.

Seek New Heights
Too soon for coral-toned denim? Not so. Okay, so these are cords, but all the more reason to wear them in winter. And with these outback-meets-urban-chic mid-calf platforms (loving the pull straps), this look is staple transition wear.

Bend the Rules
For some, the blue denim-on-denim is western-wardrobe amazingness. For others, it’s somewhat of a work in progress. Find an alternative to the ever-elusive Texas tuxedo with white or colored jeans and cowboy-beige boots. And before you even think it, let me be clear: it’s never too early (or late) to wear white.

Our Perfectly Paired: Women’s Boots & Denim Boutique opens Friday, January 11, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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January 11, 2013