Technically, spring began on March 20, but many of us are still experiencing some winter-like temperatures. In real life, the weather gods are having some intermissions across the globe in between official seasons like Second Winter, Spring of Deception, Third Winter, and Mud Season. Either way, we want to be ready for whatever temperatures arise.
We tend to start purging our closets this time of year. Because of that, we wanted to come with a word, "Don't put those boots away yet!" It's natural to put them away because we assume it's going to get warmer immediately. Truth is: it's the weird season where you need to dress in layers. One way to do that is to rock your favorite boots in creative ways. Boots are one of the many fashion pillars that can transition from season to season. Ahead, find nine lewks that are undeniably fly.
Chi says that this baby blue hue is her go-to color for spring, so that means it's the law. This digital creator is known to slay all looks, all season so when she rocks a color or a trend, it means you should follow suit. Take this simple but chic look. She combined an oversized blazer, crop top, high waist denim, and lace-up booties for the perfect spring outfit. By pairing the same color bag as the shoes, she created a cohesive look.
Jasmine has provided us with the ideal brunch outfit made perfect for a rooftop. We love this H&M dress and we love the texture of her thigh-high boots even more. The natural tones of the getup are such a vibe. She looks comfortable and cute so she is ready for whatever Sunday Funday has to offer.
It's time to grab your favorite mini skirt and elevate it just like Raven. Can you believe this dope "Black Women Matter" sweatshirt is from Forever 21? More importantly, a Black woman designed it for their Black History Month collection. With it, Raven opted for an edge by coupling the moto jacket with the skirt and boots. This look is picture-perfect because the skirt is the consummate length in relation to the boots.
Look at Janne inspiring us to be our most confident selves in this bomb fit. I think she wants us to call her 'Purse n Boots' all spring because that's what Spring is all about. These chunky, leather boots can be styled in various ways. Janne went for a retro-printed dress but you can also style these with shorts or boot cut pants with a fun top.
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If you haven't tried it yet, it's time to rock a dress with your favorite boots. And because Black women deserve luxury, throw on your fanciest handbag to match. Candice looks like a spring dream in this look even though rocking boots with a dress seems rebellious. It's a fashion risk that most people don't feel comfortable taking but we believe in you!
Leave it to Jenee to give us all the inspo! As a style influencer that embodies attainable luxury, Jenee' is all about pairing pieces from all different price points. She is also a boss at styling all types of boots. This combo might be our favorite. Between the structured belt and the textured skirt, this lewk is flawless. It's the way she hoisted the boots with so many classic staples, for me.
One of our resident-style mavens, Courtney, is showing us how to tuck our pants into our boots. Note: It's a whole skill. Ideally, you want to find some high waist pants to tuck into contrasting boots. This creates an elongated silhouette and by adding an oversized blazer you'll be ultimately shapeshifting.
Little White Dresses are the move in this new season. LBDs will always be a mainstay but we challenge you to add some bright whites to your wardrobe for a much-needed change. Designers like Jonathan Simkhai, Loewe, and Valentino showcased white dresses last year so we have no fear that LWDs will be everything from now until summer. Then, there are the boots — the boots provide the sex appeal needed to match the whimsy of the dress. LaNatria's confidence is the accessory that pulls this whole uniform together.
Another xoStyle queen, Shahirah, has the color blocking on lock. When rocking color block boots, you want to K.I.S.S: Keep. It. Simple. Sis. Sha made her bold boots the foundation of a mod-ish getup by centering the outfit around the boots. In doing that, she was able to play around with colors that complement the color-blocking. If you're looking to push the envelope, try finding another daring print to wear with your two-toned boots to keep up with street style stars.
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