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Slouchy boots are no longer a trendy '80s throwback -- they are a classic fashion statement that is here to stay. Characterized by a slightly oversized shaft that fits loose like a sock, slouch boots are not only cool, but they are very flattering -- the baggy shape slims your calves and makes your entire leg look slimmer. And whether you prefer skinny pants or maxi-skirts, there are outfit ideas out there just for you.
Since slouchy boots are oversized and relaxed, they are perfect for tucking in slim-fitting pants. Leggings and skinny jeans allow you to really show off the details of the boots, whether is be studding, fringe or a pirate cuff. And remember, putting together an outfit is all about balance, so go roomy on top to offset your skinny bottoms. Try out an equally roomy tunic or sweatshirt. Or go boho with a long T-shirt topped by a cropped vest.
If you like the easy, breezy look of a bohemian princess, consider pairing your slouchy boots with a maxi skirt. Just make sure to pick out a top that is small and close-fitting -- an oversized shirt plus a long skirt can end up looking messy. Pick out a simple tiny tank top or tee and use it as a blank canvas to show off your jewelry. Stack some bangles up your arms and throw a few long chunky, beaded necklaces around your neck.
Little Miss Mini
Show off your legs by wearing a pair of shorts or a miniskirt with your boots. Go preppy with pleated, tailored shorts coupled with a skinny blazer and V-neck T-shirt. Or if you're more of a short skirt girl, add a bit of '60s flair with a wide, hip-slung belt and turtleneck pullover. If the weather is cool, add some tights. Matching the color of your hosiery to the boots will instantly elongate your gams, even more if your skirt or shorts are in a similar shade.
It might seem unconventional, but pairing slouch boots with a party dress is actually very cute when done right -- just think back to Madonna or Cyndi Lauper in the 1980s and you'll get the picture. If your boots are ankle height, wear them with a full-skirted frock with a strapless bodice. Knee or even thigh-high models can look rad with a tiny, fitted cocktail number. You don't want to look like you're wearing a costume, though, so keep your hair and makeup modern.