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Wearing knee-high boots is like second nature to you -- whether you wear them over skinnies, under bootcut jeans or with a skirt, you're good to go. The combat boots you wore when you were younger make mid-calf boots pretty easy to style. But when it comes to low boots, you feel a little confused -- they're not normal shoes, but they're sort of an almost-boot. New lengths and heights in fashion often cause some hesitation, but the best way to deal is to fully embrace something new. What once seemed intimidating will feel fresh and lovely with just a little inspiration.
Wear low boots during the winter, even though the only thing you want to do is cover yourself in a ski suit. You can feel chic during colder temperatures by keeping your silhouette slim. Wear a pair of your favorite skinny jeans with neutral ankle boots -- look for boots with a small front platform and a stiletto heel to keep your look long and lean without sacrificing walking ease. Pull on a comfy, chunky sweater and a cropped winter coat and you won't believe how chic ... and warm ... you feel.
Go a little bit laid-back bohemian with your look. Try out some flat, slouchy, lace-up boots that you can tie around the ankle or leave loosely bound. Ditch the socks and wear something flowy on top -- think midi or maxi skirt in lightweight material with a loose shape. Add an oversize racerback tank in cotton or a silky fabric and you're almost there. Pile on a few bangles or long necklaces and your low boots will blend seamlessly with your outfit.
Wear your low boots with a short skirt. Look for a zip-up boot that rises just above your ankles in a fabric like leather that offers structure. Add black boots to black tights, a black skirt and a patterned blouse, and when the weather becomes a bit cooler, top with a cropped peacoat or bomber jacket for some wind protection. Go for brightly colored boots with some accents like buckles for a night out on the town -- think cropped denim jacket or blazer, little black dress, bare legs and vivid high-heel boots. Super chic.
Keep your look relaxed and slouchy, even if you think ankle boots mean you need a dressier look. Pull on your favorite boyfriend jeans and roll them up messily to the top of your low boots -- don't roll them too high or you'll break up the look. Top this distressed look with a boyfriend cardigan over a white T-shirt. Add color with a vibrant belt or a soft hue with your cardigan or keep everything super neutral, in grays and browns, for a well-worn, undone look.