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We all know boots are the perfect staple item when it comes to fall and winter wardrobes. And while this classic style is mostly associated with cozy cold-weather outfits, almost all styles of boots can be flawlessly transitioned into your spring wardrobe! With a bit of styling know-how, you can hold off on packing away your boots and give them some extra time to shine this spring.
1. Swap out your jeans and pants for skirts and shorts.
When it comes to transitioning your boots from cooler to warmer weather, it may be useful to think in terms of outfit “formulas”. The formula of a jacket, tee, jeans, and boots is perfect for fall and winter, but may be a bit heavy for spring. The solution? Swap out those heavier items for more light and breezy ones. Instead of jeans and a heavy jacket or coat, I went for a miniskirt and lightweight chambray jacket.
2. Brighten things up with pastels and light colors…
Fall and winter are usually associated with deeper tones like brown, black, forest green, etc.. But by bringing more vibrant or lighter colors into the mix, you’ll instantly give your outfit a more “spring” look. As you can see here, I used my black boots and clutch as accessories, but paired them with lighter shades and a floral pattern to easily work them into my spring outfit.
3. …or try out a stylish, spring-appropriate black outfit.
There’s probably no color that’s more classic and iconic than black, and there’s no reason why you can’t rock a chic black look once the temperatures start rising! Here, I paired my black ankle boots with a simple shirt dress and gave it the spring treatment with a light chambray shirt layered overtop. The dress perfectly ties the boots into the look, while the chambray top provides a pop of color to keep everything from being too monotone.
If you’re considering stowing your boots away as spring approaches, you may want to reconsider! A great pair of ankle boots will always be a great building block to a chic look and can be styled endlessly, even as the weather heats up. Get more mileage out of your boots by trying out these outfit combinations!
Keep reading for more ideas on getting your closet prepped for the spring!
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