While there’s no denying that summer equals sandal season, you don’t have to sport them 24/7. Believe it or not, you can actually wear boots once the heat is on without looking out of place. But there are some tricks of the trade when it comes to rocking summer boots.
First, skip tall, knee-high or over-the-knee silhouettes. It’s way to warm to cover that much leg. When it comes to colors, white boots are obviously summer staples, but don’t be afraid to switch things up. Pastel hues can really take things up a notch, even when you’re wearing the frilliest of summer dresses. We’re also loving primary hues befitting the season. Think grassy green and bright blues that bring to mind clear skies. Off-white options are another great choice. As are beige, almost yellowish takes.
Don’t sleep on rain boots, either. They’ve come a long way since the days of basic boots designed only to keep your feet dry, not up your street style cred. Big names like Bottega Veneta and Moncler put out high-end versions you’ll want to sport even when there are no raindrops in sight.
Basically, your go-to winter boots won’t cut it. See below for some season-appropriate picks.