Demi Lovato pairs her brown boots with a white dress for contrast.

Clothes That Go With Brown Boots

by Pamela Simmons

Brown boots are a stylish staple in many women's wardrobes. This versatile shoe works with a variety of outfits and can be styled in a number of ways, ranging from feminine to equestrian. Whether you're looking to go casual or to get a little sexy, there's a brown-boot look to fit every woman's taste.

1. Show Some Leg

Make your brown boots part of your spring and summer wardrobe by wearing them with shorts. Because brown is a neutral shade, your boots will work with a variety of colors. Denim shorts are the easiest match and work with tees and blouses in a myriad of styles and fabrics. Juxtapose lighter and darker shades by pairing your dark-brown boots with white shorts. Keep the look clean and add a white tank with a brown belt.

2. Feminine Flair

Whether your brown boots are flat or heeled, they'll work well with a skirt. In the winter, slip on a pair of tights to keep your legs warm. A skirt in a sturdier material like wool or tweed keeps you cozy. Add a chunky sweater on top in either cream or taupe for the ultimate softness. Transition your summer skirt to fall, utilizing the same approach. In warmer months, skirts in lighter fabrics -- sans tights -- do the trick. A simple t-shirt or tank works on top. If it's a little breezy, add a denim or leather jacket.

3. Ladylike Dress

The same tricks that apply to skirts also work for dresses. A flowy dress in a floral print makes your boots much more interesting, while sweater dresses pair well with tights in the winter. Keep in mind that unless you opt for a stiletto heel, your boots will dress your frock down a bit. Maxi dresses give your style a dash of bohemian glam, and their breezy vibe works well with boots.

4. Equestrian Chic

Brown boots lend themselves well to the equestrian look. Start by tucking a pair of jeans into your boots. Skinny-fit pants that won't bunch work best with this style. Any wash of denim will work, but a a darker blue and an oxford blouse keeps the outfit conservative. Top with a preppy blazer in gray or navy blue, and you'll have a winning Ivy League look.

About the Author

Pamela Simmons has been writing professionally since 2009. Her articles on fashion, beauty and other topics have appeared on Denim Therapy and other websites. Simmons serves as an editor and public relations manager for CHIC.TV. She holds a Bachelor of Science in international affairs from Georgia Tech and a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University.

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