The BEST, absolute best, thing about fall is that boots come back into the wardrobe.  This year, go ahead and start wearing them a little early!  After you buy that awesome pair of booties that are on pre-fall sale, work them into your wardrobe.  I mean, why wait??  Get your money’s worth and put them to work for multiple seasons.  Here’s how:

Booties of Summer

J.Crew long sleeve color block dress / Club Monaco dress / DKNYC Shirt dress / Forever 21+ Plus Sizes pleated skirt / Sam Edelman booties / Woodleigh Grace Dress / Jessica Simpson Chiffon Overlay Dress / Calvin Klein Crewneck Sunset Stripe T-Shirt Dress / Express Side Zip Bootie / Mango Floral Print Satin Dress

Tips for Rocking the Bootie in the Summer:

  • Paired with dresses, booties look marvelous!
  • They also look amazing with shorts and skirts!
  • Keep the dress/skirt length just below the knee or higher (showing leg is key to keeping it summery)
  • Pair with dresses that have movement
  • When wearing a more fitted dress, be sure it is a casual cut like a t-shirt dress
  • If dressing up your look, go with a croc pattern or patent leather booties
  • Wear low cut socks to help absorb sweat that is sure to occur on hot summer days
  • Have fun with colored booties if it’s in the budget
  • Open-toe booties are great for summer and fall but not practical for winter. Consider this when buying.
  • Chambray works fabulously with booties but be carefully that your boots are not western inspired if you don’t want to throw out the cowgirl vibe
  • Layer on long cardigans or blazers over your sundresses and continue to wear your favorite bootie/dress combo when the weather cools down.

Fun, right? Mixing seasonal favorites is a great way to make your wardrobe pieces cost less per wear.  Try it, I think you’ll love the look!

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TAMMY GIBSON, founder of A Mom in Red High Heels, is a God-loving, coffee-drinking, heel-wearing, wife and mom offering up her best tips to help women look and feel fabulous so they can achieve their biggest dreams.

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