Thursday, January 08, 2009

What to Wear: Riding Boots

Kate got a great present for Christmas this year:
My husband surprised me with an early Christmas gift of beautiful black riding boots. I usually lean toward a bit of a heel and a pointy toe for boots, but was surprised by how much I loved these when I tried them on. Can you suggest a work-appropriate outfit that would go with these great boots? I'm 5'7" and a size 10, and though I work in a fairly conservative environment, am desperately trying to add some interest to my wardrobe!
How fun! Let's pair the boots with a sleek sweater dress:

Dress - $40 down from $200 for this Design History dress? Nice. America Ferrara rocked her hourglass figure in a similarly belted dress on The View this week. Add your own wide belt if you want more structure. Wear your hair up to accentuate the neckline.
Tights - My favorite thing this winter. Or, you could add even more flair with a pair in blue.
Jacket - In bright persimmon red from Anthropologie on sale.
Boots - Kate's own, with Nike cushions and a little sale to boot.
Bracelet - I have this one from many years ago. It's darling, and half off at $22.
Scarf - In cream and gray from Forever21.
Earrings - On sale at the Met.
Bag - On sale at Urban Outfitters.

Throw a classic khaki trench on top. Comfy and polished for winter in the office.

9 comments:

Whits said...

I tried on that orange jacket, and it doesn't fit well if you have any sort of bust. Really cute on the hanger though!

MrsEm said...

Great tip!

icing on the cake said...

Adorable outfit! I love that grey dress.

Kate said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful ideas Emily! All look perfect for me. And not to worry, not too much of a bust to worry about here. Since I originally wrote, I've broken in the boots enough to even attempt them with jeans. Thanks again.

Kate said...

The dress is now unavailable at Saks...so sad! I'll be on the lookout elsewhere or something similar.

Anne said...

Love it! But what about dark brown riding boots? Okay with gray?

Lucy said...

Cute ensemble! Speaking of America Ferrera on The View - does anyone have any idea where she got that amazing red dress? My google searches have been fruitless...

dan! said...

I'm guessing Kate's husband would prefer her to be wearing jodhpurs witht hose boots... ;)

MrsEm said...

Brown boots would definitely work with a gray dress too.