Are tall boots too casual to wear to the office? The answer depends on where you work and the corporate culture. Here are some do’s and don’ts to look professional in tall boots when you’re heading to the office or meeting a client:
The general rule is, the more conservative the office, the less likely tall boots are appropriate. However, in a business casual workplace tall boot are quite acceptable so long as you do not wear them with a very short skirt. Paired with the right outfit, like a classic dress or a conservative skirt and top, tall boots can be just fine. Here’s a look at a few general guidelines to help you know what to look for:
- Choose a classic boot that does not have too much hardware or gimmicky detail such as studs, laces, etc.
- Conservative colors are best for business, like black and brown.
- No shiny patent leather boots – save them for after work. They’re too “pretty lady.”
- Quality counts- Leather or suede is rich and classy.
- No more than a 3″ heel. Not too skinny either as the skinnier, the sexier, and you are at work.
6. Semi-opaque or opaque tights help balance the weight of the boot.
7. Stay clear of over the knee and thigh high boots. They’re for after hours and are not professional in business.
8. Keep your boots polished and clean. No scuffs.
9. No booties with fur embellishment. This is too much of a fashion statement for the workplace.
10. Avoid short skirts with tall boots. Skirts need to be just above to just below the knee.
11. Yes, wear you can wear tall boots with pants but don’t tuck in. This is too rustic a look.
12. Flat boots are more casual than boots with a heel. Make sure they are not too casual.
Do you wear tall boots to work? Why or why not? Please leave your comment below: