5 Ways to Style White Boots
Sometime around 2017, I got the bug. I wanted a pair of white boots, but my requirements turned out to negate almost all boots on the market.
I wanted them to be more mod than country, with clean lines and few embellishments. I didn’t want a chunky, Doc Marten style combat boot, but more of a sleek Chelsea boot. I wanted real leather, knowing they hold up better over time (and having mourned a pair of favorite pleather boots that had split from their sole without warning). So, for literally years, I periodically scoured every website I could think of – ethical, conventional, and secondhand – in addition to local thrift stores, for the white boots of my dreams. My efforts turned up nothing.
And then, like a beam of light from above, my dream boots became a reality. Already knowing I was willing to broaden my ethical criteria in favor of finding the exact version of what I wanted, I snapped up these Everlane boots a few weeks ago. Made with water-resistant leather and an anti-slip lug sole, they’re streamlined while being fully functional for New England winters.
In a fit of excitement, I decided to style these white boots 5 ways. See the looks below…
Mom jeans and a slightly oversized plaid are comfortable for long days on Zoom, but also appropriate to run quick errands in.
Thrifted & Layered
This outfit reminds me of my 5th grade teacher, Ms. Passmore, who always wore long jumper-style dresses.
All Dressed Up
…with nowhere to go. These MATTER pants could be a bit drafty in the colder months, but the shape allows enough room for an under-layer, like thermals or leggings.
Tonal with Full-Length Jeans
I don’t own cream or white jeans, so my initial goal of going monochrome didn’t quite work. Instead, I tried my best to dress as the protagonist in a 90s movie. See my review of AE Curvy Jeans.
Black & White
Classic contrast wearing another pair of MATTER pants. These have an elastic waist and are super comfy to wear at home.
Leah Wise is the founder of StyleWise Blog. She has been writing, speaking, and consulting on sustainable fashion, the fair trade and secondhand supply chain, and digital marketing for over ten years. An Episcopal priest, Leah holds a B.A. in Religion from Florida State University and an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School. When not working, you can find her looking for treasures at the thrift store.