Chances are, if you own a pair of peep-toe orange boots, you do not mind taking a few fashion risks. However, there are some general fashion guidelines regarding what colors, styles and accessories will help you rock those peep-toe boots. This footwear draws attention downward to your feet, so pay extra attention to the fit of the clothing on your lower body.
The jury is still out on whether tights, hose and stockings are a complete no-no when wearing peep-toe footwear. Socks, however, do not make the look work. The thicker fabric, seams and opacity will kill the funky chic of orange peep-toe boots. If you do wear some type of stocking, carefully line up the seam and tuck it under your toes -- so folks are peeping at your toes rather than your tights.
Let that scarlet gown or neon green shift be the focal point by styling them with basic black footwear. Orange boots combat with upper-body brights, unless you are expert at coordinating them. One exception is electric blue. Orange and blue are complementary colors, so they visually intensify each other rather than clash. A basic navy, however, does not have the same electricity.
Long Pants and Skirts
Don't cover up those glam boots with hems that graze the floor. Rock your peep toes by wearing flattering shorter skirts or tapered leg pants. Wide-legged pants, trouser jeans, flared-leg pants and maxi dresses look bulky when draped over boots. A good fit is as important as cut. All eyes are on your legs, so opt for skinny jeans that hug your knees and calves just right and skip the mini skirt with the hem that stops at the widest part of your thighs.
A Bad Pedicure
Poorly done toenails, calloused toes or nails lacking a trim or polish do not fly with peep-toe boots. After all, you invested in shoes that show off your toes. If you prefer an au naturel look, go with well-trimmed toenails painted in a hue that nearly matches or coordinates with your skin tone. The old school French pedicure is also an option.