Sometimes you have to think big (i.e., learning, in general, how to wear ankle boots with jeans). But today? We’re digging into one specific denim style. Let’s talk all things ankle booties and skinny jeans.
EMBRACE THE FLAT ANKLE BOOTIE
Most jeans-and-ankle-boots combos require some kind of higher heel. (Say, to elongate a flare or dress up a boyfriend style.) Skinny jeans? They’re at their best with a low menswear moment.
BE MINDFUL OF YOUR HEMLINE
You’re doing this all for the booties. Make sure your jeans are the proper length to show ’em off. A good rule of thumb: Have your denim hit about an inch above the ankle.
ROLL, RATHER THAN SCRUNCH
If said hemlines are too long, don’t be afraid to roll the cuffs of your skinny jeans. (Yep, just like you would your boyfriend jeans.) It’s a better option than letting them pool and bunch awkwardly.
KEEP THE ENTIRE OUTFIT COLORWAY IN MIND
Having trouble deciding which denim will look best with which leather? Go minimal. Go monochromatic. It will always work.
BREAK OUT YOUR WHITE SKINNY JEANS
Yes, you can (and should) rock those puppies well after Labor Day.