Fringe boots may seem like the stuff of hippie-chic dreams, never to be donned with anything other than white crochet dresses, suede leather jackets and maybe a braid or two, but I am here to champion the idea that in the world of fashion, anything can happen.
Personal creativity is the key here; with a little experimentation and know-how, letting your personal style shine through is the secret to dispelling style stereotypes. With your mind wide open, then, bust out those fringe boots you’ve been unsure of how to wear it and let me guide you through five ideas on how to sport them today.
I´ love getting creative with fringe boots, particularly the knee-high fringe boots. From neutral palette to bright color pop, wearing boots with fringes always gives that hippie, boho-chic vibe.
My approach in wearing fringe boots is either teaming them with the really long skirts or opting for something really short. Nothing in between. And because the fringes of knee-high fringe boots flare from the knee, it´s easy to get away with showing off some gorgeous legs.
Sylvie van der Vaart is one of the few German TV personalities that I like. Despite of the difficult obstacles that she had to face in life, I admire how she remains strong and focussed on doing her job well. She was recently spotted rocking a pair of black fringed ankle boots with a black tiered skirt and she looked gorgeous! But in fact, it wasn´t the first time she looked fringe-y. She was seen wearing a similar fringe ankle boot with a printed mini dress in the past.
If you want to try a hippie-inspired look and yet unsure of how to do it, why not draw inspiration from Sylvie´s stylish outfits?
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1. How to Wear Tall Fringed Ankle Boots with Tiered skirt
Here´s an almost carbon copy of Sylvie´s tiered skirt and fringe ankle boots outfit. I found this black lace tiered skirt from House of Frazer but if you can find a none-lace tiered skirt somewhere else, do let me know through a comment below this post.
The entire look is basically made of neutrals. Team your black skirt with a gray cotton t-shirt and wear it tucked in. If you don´t have a Chanel belt, any cute belt with a butterfly buckle or bow accent will do. To keep things really laid-back, you can opt for flat fringe boots instead of heels. Add a black cross-body bag and dark sunglasses, then take long strides with a big smile.
2. Fringed Ankle Boots with Tiered skirt
Who doesn´t love printed mini dresses for summer? But while it´s sweet to play girly and demure, it´s also fun to add some twists to a beautiful print dress. Layer a black vest on top of the dress, add a saucy pair of fringe platform boots, then throw over your shoulders a black cross body bag for a mix of hippie, sporty, and fun summer look.
What do you think of Sylvie´s street fashion? How would you sport a fringe look?
3. How to Wear Tall Fringed Ankle Boots: Cozy and Chic
Keep things chic and comfortable with cozy, roomy knitted sweater paired with white denim shorts and neutral colored fringe tall boots. This look is great for dining out with friends or chilling out with your boyfriend.
4. Browns of Interest
Build up your outfit from one single color such as brown. This boho look is for girls who´d love to move, dance, or climb. Look for studded or colorblock leather jacket to wear with printed maxi skirt and tall fringe boots. Remember, this is about expressing yourself so simply follow your gut.
5. How to Wear Tall Fringed Ankle Boots: Sexy with Color Pop
Diane Von Furstenberg famously said that you can´t be Bohemian with tight clothes. Oh well, you´re not going tight from head to toe. You need a blousy, hyped up sweater to partner with slip skirt, then finish off with studded and fringed western boots.
6. Camou and Fringe
Look cool in camouflage jacket or studded military string-jacket with cutoff denim shorts. This is all about neutral palettes so go for a worn-out looking leather satchel, cognac zohara fringe boots, and stash of boho bangles.
7. How to Wear Tall Fringed Ankle Boots: Rock N Roll
This pared-down Bohemian isn´t all about neutrals, it´s about working with bright colors. Try these blue slouch fringe boots for casual weekend attire. Dress them up with a Rock ´N Roll tee, high waist blue denim shorts, a warm topper, and a bright bag that doesn´t match your boots.
8. Classic Bohemian
Ready, set: experiment. Fringe boots may seem too loud to share the spotlight with a printed maxi, but keep your color palette neutrally monochrome and seemingly loud pieces will blend nicely. Pair with an oversized topper and dark sunglasses à la Audrey, a rockin’ leather backpack and a feminine cuff and you’ll make quite the city-girl statement.
9. American Rebel
Not for the faint-hearted, this look goes alongside my personal favorite style, the heroine chic look. Don’t be afraid to let your inner renegade out on the town in sexy leather pants, spiky jewelry, a scarf with—you guessed it—a skull motif and of course, a white t-shirt emblazoned with everyone’s favorite rebel.
10. How to Wear Tall Fringed Ankle Boots: Eclectic Esther
This ensemble, which is closer to my own everyday style, is funky, fun and comfortable. Play on texture with short corduroy shorts and a breezy lace dolman top in a dark shade. Trendy silver jewelry, leopard-print sunglasses and a structured bag in a popping color add quirky, cheerful flair.
11. Resort Season
Vacation is closer than you think, but summertime weather doesn’t mean you need to store your winter footwear. This outfit is all about proportion. A short, jewel-tone caftan will balance out tall brown fringe boots without looking frumpy, and a white bikini with just a tiny bit of gold detail can actually add major glitz. Maintain the glam with a polished cuff and sophisticated cat-eyes.
12. Easy like Sunday Mornin
Because of their timelessness, flattering white jeans can bring an outfit from casual to elegant, and teaming them with a pair of fringe boots is no exception – especially leather fringe boots. Keep the ensemble refined with a classy leather jacket, an informal-but-tailored bag (denim does the trick) and a flattering blouse in a kitschy print for a touch of humor.
Which of the above fringe boots looks convinced you to pull off your pair courageously this season? How do you wear fringe boots?
Now over to you, girls. What do you think of these hippie-chic outfits with tall fringe boots?