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Sure, you can think that sexy sandals or sky-high stilettos are the only shoes worth wearing for a night out, but you’d be wrong. When you want to shake things up, a pair of high-heel boots and sweet shorts should be your go-to outfit. Throw a cute top and statement piece of jewelry into the mix, and you’re sure to stand out from the sea of little black dresses. From birthday drinks with your girlfriends to a night out with your man, your shorts and boots combo can work for every glam occasion.
When it comes to making those boots work for evening occasions, keep a few key rules in mind. Leave the sheepskin and slouch pairs at home, and rock a sexy, streamlined pair instead. To flaunt your legs in your cute shorts, stick to ankle boots for a fun and flirty look. When the cold weather strikes, keep your legs wrapped up in knee-high or over-the-knee boots. To stay on the right side of classy when working your thigh-skimming boots, keep your upper-half covered to avoid looking like Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman." Black is a timeless color that works for evening occasions, but don’t be afraid to experiment with other hues such as deep brown or gunmetal.
Skip the denim cutoffs, which can look a little too casual, and rock a pair of standout shorts instead. Tailored styles with a flat front panel are seriously flattering for your figure. If you are feeling a little nervous about wearing your shorts for a night out, try a tailored pair in black or navy as a classic and chic option. For flirty fashionistas, flaunt your legs in a pair of black or gold sequined shorts for a killer party look.
Keep your outfit suitably evening glam and team your shorts and boots with the perfect party top. If you’re rocking your boots and shorts without tights, keep your upper half conservatively covered to get the proportions right. Throw on a simple camisole and blazer for a smart yet sexy look. Let your legs steal the limelight and try a chiffon blouse tucked into your shorts for a streamlined and feminine finish. If your shorts are statement and sequined, a plain one-color blouse is the only way to go.
Give your outfit a polished edge and add a pair of tights. Don’t fall into the trap of only reaching for the thick, opaque varieties. Rock a pair with polka dots, cute patterns or a contrasting color to change up your look. Keep things chic and sophisticated and opt for a dark shade such as plum or maroon rather than bright hues. If you want to keep things cool and quirky, try a pair of knee-high socks with your boots and shorts for a rock-inspired look.
Don’t underestimate the impact a statement accessory can have on your party outfit. Work a pair of dangly earrings, an embellished cuff or eye-catching clutch purse to glam up your ensemble. Stick to just one standout piece to give your outfit a fashion-forward edge.