Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Fashion Tip: Wear Boots With Spring Dresses and Skirts

After the winter that wasn't, spring is officially here. In New York City, it’s already been unseasonably warm.  So I spent the weekend shopping for cute and colorful spring tops and dresses and packing away my heavy coats and sweaters.  But if you aren’t ready to bare your legs just yet, don’t retire your boots.  A great transitional option for spring is to pair chunky boots with flirty skirts and bright skinny jeans.


Ugg Baily Button Boots, available on Very.com.
According to the trendsetting Brit e-commerce website, Very.com*, tried-and-true boots by brands like Ugg and Frye are the perfect way to add just the right amount of coverage and stay on trend. Mixing hard and soft looks is huge, both on and off the runway. It’s this season’s answer to pairing a feminine dress with a punk-y biker jacket. 

But if the name Ugg conjures images of Paris Hilton and denim minis à la 2001, then think again. These sheepskin boots actually originated back in the 1970s, and became a wardrobe staple for surfers from Australia to California.  And the brand’s new looks are even more flattering. Try a pair like these. Although stars like Kate Hudson and Sienna Miller are known for their enduring love of classic Uggs, the new Bailey Button Boots are popping up on the feet of It girls from London to L.A. -- most notably sported by always-fashionable “Gossip Girl” Blake Lively.

Another vintage classic you’ll find in every fashionista’s closet are tall, leather Frye boots. Don a pair from Frye’s Harness or Campus collection. These statement boots fit wide on the calf, making any girl’s gams look long and lean. 

Whichever style you choose to step out in, Very.com suggests you want a bit of weight.  A heavy, rough-and-ready boot, paired with a fun, featherweight frock will put you at the front of the fashpack.

*This post was sponsored by Very.com. 

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