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Wearing & Caring for Your Tall Boots

No matter what's trending, the tall boot never goes out of style. If you have a few good pairs, you can wear them every year without worrying about what's on the fashion no-no list. For this reason, it's important to invest in some good quality boots that are comfortable and will last a long time. Colors like black, tan, and brown will get you the most wear because they can be paired with so many different outfits and colors. To get even more wear out of your tall or knee length boots, take a look at some great ways to wear it and feel fabulous!

1. Wear with a skirt or dress: You can instantly take a nice spring dress and make it fall or winter by throwing on a cardigan and adding a pair of tall boots. It's usually best to leave a few inches between the hem of your dress or skirt and the top of your boot. Opaque tights and leggings are very fashionable, so if it's really cold out, this is a great option.

2. Wear your boots over skinny jeans: Show off your boots by wearing it right over your skinny jeans. Worn with a loose and flirty top or a sheer button down blouse, you can really achieve a fashion forward look. You can add contrast by avoiding black skinny jeans with black boots. A nice chestnut boot with a pair of dark denim jeans looks great.

3. Accessorize your boots: Did you know you can get boot charms and anklets for your boot? It's a nice way to add a little something extra to your style. Boot charms and anklets are made with metal, leather, and other materials and works the same way a traditional anklet works, except it goes over your boot and not on your skin. Boot buckles and riding boots are quite stylish this year so make sure you add a boot anklet that comes with a buckle. You can usually find boot anklets in fashion boutiques and at online specialty retail sites.

4. Wear them under your pant leg: We all have boot leg jeans and pants. Wearing your boots under your pant leg will keep you warm against those cold winter days and doubles as a short boot. No one will ever know except you!

Caring for your Boots: To make your boots last longer, you'll want to use a leather treatment for leather boots at least once a season using the right color that matches the color of your boots. For suede boots, you might want to use a waterproof treatment to protect it against the elements. However, it may slightly change the color and texture of your suede boots. When storing boots, you should try to stand them up with possible and stuff it with newspaper so that it can keep its shape. If you don't have the room to do it, you can also lay them down flat on its side. For flexible boots, you can fold it in half to save space.

With care and attention, your boots will lost a very long time. And thank goodness you'll be able to wear them again next year!

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