Two of my favorite wardrobe essentials are jeans and booties. Why, you ask? Because you can wear them at least three seasons. That would work out to being half of my wardrobe! Plus, when we are transitioning into spring, this dashing duo gets a ton of wear. With jeans having multiple lengths and booties of different heights, the challenge is knowing how to wear your favorite booties and jeans, especially with a skinny jean. Aside from wearing them with socks, which is totally cool when we are not in full on spring, I’ll give you a few tips to keep in your back pocket that will have you feeling more confident when heading out wearing this go-to combo.
Here’s how to wear Booties with Jeans
1. Adjust The Length Of Your Jeans
The goal is to keep a long lean line when wearing booties and jeans. The key is that your jeans need to hit above the bootie. You want to avoid thick-looking ankles and large bunches of fabric gathering at the top of the bootie. An easy fix is to adjust the length of your jeans by rolling them up. I’ll show you a few ways to do it.
A shorter length jean that exposes a bit of skin is great as long as it’s not freezing outside. Don’t be afraid to show a little skin. This is one of your best options. This style jean is not capri length so I opted for a single roll. I don’t worry about the frayed hemline as I bought them because I like the distressed look.
Skinny Single Roll
Next up is a skinny single roll without the frayed hemline. These jeans didn’t require a deep cuff because they were already ankle length. The cuff adds a little style to your outfit and allows you to show off those cool booties.
Double Skinny Roll
It sounds like sushi or a pastry but it’s actually a flattering fun way to shorten your jeans: the double skinny roll. I rolled it and then rolled again, only halfway. Voila!
Wear Capri Length Jeans
If you’ve got a flare jean that is Capri length, you can wear just about any bootie. They are already at the perfect length for the bootie to completely show. No fold needed.
Dos and Don’ts of Wearing Booties
- DO wear booties with skirts and dresses.
- Don’t wear hose with booties
- DO pair tights with bootie color or skirt to bootie color (when in fall and winter).
- Don’t wear the bootie if you have a lot of extra fabric after the cuff roll. Skip the bootie.
- Don’t let the fabric bunch around the top of the bootie.
- DO wear pants and booties as long as the pant hits above the bootie.
My Bootie Picks
Be sure to click on all these options. Some are on SALE and others are new for spring. They have varying price points. Availability may be low on some so don’t wait!
My Cool Jeans Picks
I recently bought two pairs of no-frill jeans. I didn’t want anything distressed and wanted to be able to dress them up or down. Normally, I like a statement jean but I needed a pair I could wear anywhere. My intention was to choose one pair and send the other back but much to my surprise I loved them both and couldn’t part with either. Here’s why!
Mother The High Waisted Looker – Coffee Tea or Me?(that’s the color LOL)
These jeans are incredibly comfortable! Seriously, they are super comfy! They have a great stretch to them but also manage to keep their shape. The color is a deep navy, almost black. This particular style is high-waisted. The denim is thicker than most, which are perfect for winter, spring and fall. These wouldn’t be my first choice for summer but if you can get your hands on a pair now, I would highly recommend. They sell out quickly and normally don’t go on sale. In my opinion, they are worth every penny.
These are another option to consider. They are super skinny jeans and high-waisted. I think these are a bit more casual than the Mother jeans as they have some stitching that dresses them down a bit. This jean is very slimming. It’s also a bit long, so if you are short, you may need to hem.
With temperatures heating up one day and cold the next, you’ve got lots of options with your booties and jeans. If you don’t have a long lean line, adjust the length of your pants. Do a single roll, single skinny roll, double roll, deep cuff or opt for a flared Capri jean or just plain Capri. Plenty of those will be around this spring. And speaking of spring, those booties will be great with spring skirts and dresses, so don’t stash away the booties just yet.
Stay tuned for more transition pieces that will get a ton of wear in the coming weeks!