For women across the globe, a pair of boots has long been considered a fashion staple. But for tropical gals like us, many have been averse to this shoe style. After all, we tend to reserve boots for colder weather. But lo and behold, more and more fashion girls are committing to upping their lewks, and a stylish pair of boots is part of the equation. Ahead, we’re sharing 10 cute outfit ideas to try with boots—whether you’re traveling to somewhere cold or just planning to serve some looks in the metro.
1. Pair your statement boots with a bold jacket.
Travel dressing is made easier by wearing monochromatic outfits but there are some days (and desitinations) on your itinerary that call for a bolder outfit to snap that perfect OOTD. Dress up a plain all-black outfit with a bold jacket and a pair of statement booties. Take inspo from Bea Alonzo who stayed warm and stylish in this red faux fur jacket over a plain black ensemble teamed with yellow snakeskin boots.
2. Go for combat boots plus a boiler suit for a laidback utilitarian look.
Boiler suits have become everyday-appropriate and unquestionably chic. For your next street style moment, cop the look and pair it with your Doc Martens like Kathryn Bernardo. Don’t forget to untuck your trousers over your boots for a more laidback vibe.
3. Pair white knee-high boots under a floral midi dress for a cool spring/summer 'fit.
There’s something about white boots that makes outfits look light and airy, especially when you pair it with a flowy floral dress like Renee de Guzman did. Cop the look and make it Manila-appropriate by donning a ditsy floral dress over white ankle booties to keep your legs cool.
4. Hiking boots can look street-smart with a blazer and jeans.
Styling hiking boots can be tricky and is often restricted to the outdoors but it seems like wearing a pair in the city can actually look fashionable as per Georgina Wilson’s stamp of approval. Keep it laidback with your trusty blue jeans and a tailored jacket for a casual-cool vibe. Accessorize with a beanie and a pair of sunnies and you’ve got yourself the perfect streetwear look.
5. Make cowboy boots wearable by matching it with a crisp white button-down and cutoffs.
While a pair of cowboy boots has sartorial potential, we can all agree that it’s rather tricky to style. However, if you’re keen on rocking it, take a look at Gabs Gibbs' take. Since the boots serve as the key element of the look, try pairing it with classic pieces such as a button-down and cutoff shorts. Oh, and a monochromatic color palette wouldn’t hurt, too.
6. Look chic in denim-on-denim plus a pair of white lace-up booties.
Denim on denim can sometimes be hard to pull off, especially when it comes to finding the right shades. To make sure that you get killer shoes to match, try pairing it with white lace-up booties. Take it from Liz Uy who successfully pulled off the double denim look with her clean, pristine pair.
7. Get that covetable je na sais quoi when you go the classic route a.k.a. blue jeans and ankle booties.
There’s something about the French way of dressing that makes the plainest of outfits look chic. Case in point: a plain sweater and vintage jeans paired with an oversized men’s blazer and heeled ankle booties. Cop the look and make it stylish by adding gold jewelry and a nice handbag and you’ve got yourself an effortlessly chic outfit.
8. A pencil skirt and a pair of boots make for a chic office uniform.
Wearing a pencil skirt to work is a no-brainer and adding a pair of sleek black ankle boots can make it chic but still office-appropriate. Take inspiration from Kim Jones’ all-black ensemble and trade the sweater for a crisp white button-down. Throw on a double-breasted blazer for meetings and you’re good to go.
9. Dress for Manila’s unpredictable weather and opt for a sundress with rubber boots.
It’s a known fact that Manila has inconsistent weather, which requires everyday dressing to be adaptable. If you’re feeling a sundress in the morning but expecting a downpour in the afternoon, don’t be afraid to match it with a pair of chic rubber boots. We love how cute Bea Soriano-Dee looked in her beach outfit!
10. Toughen up a girly mini dress with a pair of edgy combat boots.
There’s something about a ditsy mini dress that can tempt even the edgiest of fashion girls to try one on. If you’re looking to make it appear a little less girly, slip on some combat boots a la Maya Nilsen. Wear as is or add a denim jacket and it makes for a stylish casual or festival outfit.