Riding boots aren’t just for the horsey set. They’ve been a favorite of fashionistas for a few seasons now, and it doesn’t look like that’s about to change anytime soon. That’s because riding boots have classic style and old world charm, and can make a casual, everyday outfit look posh.
If you are thinking about getting a pair of riding boots, or you are already a fan and would love a few fresh styling ideas, here are 3 classy ways to wear riding boots.
1. Wear Riding Boots With Leggings
If there ever was a match made in heaven, it’s riding boots and leggings. They were made for each other. Form-fitting leggings tuck into riding boots with ease. When you add an elegant tunic-length top like this metallic-finish tunic, you have a sleek, sophisticated and classy look.
Make sure the riding boots you add to this outfit are in good condition and that they match the color of your leggings if you want a long, clean line that elongates your frame. Add a classic bag and upscale earrings, and you’re good to go.
2. Try a Sweaterdress
If you don’t already have a sweaterdress I seriously encourage you to think about adding one to your wardrobe. They can be dressed up or down easily, are warm and cozy when you add a pair of tights, and are just as easy, if not easier, to wear than jeans and leggings.
Here I’ve dressed a lovely tie-sleeve burgundy sweaterdress with two-tone riding boots, a satchel bag, and rich, gold jewelry. You can just easily get a dressed down look by swapping the necklace for a big, cozy plaid scarf.
3. Jeans Work With Riding Boots
Jeans, an oversized sweater, and a classic riding boot is a great weekend look for running errands or grabbing a coffee with a friend. I recommend a skinny or straight jean, so it tucks neatly into your boot. (If you do have trouble with bunching, one great trick is to first tuck your jeans into your sock.)
I love the way the mix of black and cognac on this pair of boots gives them a little more visual interest and styling versatility than plain black or plain brown. Accessorize with a matching bag (either black or cognac will be great) and a pair of earrings, and you’re done.
Do you wear riding boots? Have you always been a devotee? What’s your go-to way for wearing them? I’d love to know.