It’s a Match: How to Pick the Right Shoes for Your Coat

We tend to pair our shoes with whatever is going on underneath our outerwear – and disregard our topper altogether. But this year, let’s change it up. Here’s how to make sure what you’re wearing on your feet goes smoothly with what’s keeping you warm.

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Cropped Down + Riding Boots 
The cropped down jacket is best kept casual, so when picking a shoe, think about function. A tall leather riding boot is the just-right mix of comfortable and smart. (Since this cropped style echoes that of the moto jacket, the leather boot pairing is especially fitting, too.)

Trench + Pumps
When you’re opting for a night on the town, go with a trench. The structured shoulders and cinched waist are always flattering and can do dressy with ease. Try it with a pair of black skinnies and a platform pump. The coat itself is a simple staple, so go bold with a printed shoe that pulls in coat’s neutral hue.

Oversized Coat + Flats 
Oversized outerwear is in right now, so it’s best to let this trendsetting look do the talking. Boots are a no-no for the longer coat, as they’ll give the appearance of a shorter leg (and who wants that?). So choose a simple solid flat that will elongate your legs and allow you the comfort to stroll in floor-length outerwear.

Our Calvin Klein Boutique opens Wednesday, September 18, at 11AM ET.

By Alexandra Tighe, Staff Writer

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September 18, 2013