As many of you may already know, I’ve been a fan of PAIGE’s Willa booties for months now. I bought them in snake print this past winter, so was thrilled to see a studded version in this year’s Anniversary sale. When I first introduced these higher-shaft, Western-inspired booties on TME (here and here) we got a bunch of questions about how to pair them with jeans. Because of the higher shaft (yet very walkable heel height) it was…tricky. Do you tuck skinny jeans into the top? Pull the jeans over top of the boot? Should you even be wearing skinnies with these booties??? WHAT.
In response, I threw together a little video explaining why one might have trouble pairing these boots with skinny jeans, how to fix it, and the one style of jean I personally think were MADE for these boots.
(Eagle-eyed readers might wonder why I’m publishing a video with turtlenecks in July. If you MUST know, we filmed…and then got totally overwhelmed by spring and end-of-school-year craziness, and by the time I was like OH, THE VIDEO the weather was warm. So we planned to drop it in the fall….and then the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale happened and THE BOOTS WERE IN IT. So here we are.)
How I’m Wearing High-Shaft Booties With Jeans
In case you are wondering, here are the pieces featured in the video:
PAIGE Willa Booties in snake print – not part of the NSALE, but they come in two different snake prints and both are GORGEOUS. These boots, BTW, run a bit narrow in the toes, so if you are between sizes, go up a half-size. Also, they will stretch out with wear. I love mine enough to travel in.
PAIGE Willa Booties (studded) – the exact same boot, but on major sale (until Aug 4th, then prices go up). I can’t decide which color I like better…but for some reason, I really want the brown to work.
AG ‘The Legging’ Jean (size 25) – these are the first jeans I try on in the video. Lower rise.
AG ‘The Farrah’ Jean (size 25) – exactly the same jean as ‘the legging’ but with a higher rise. Some of my most-worn denim right now.
MOTHER Tomcat Jean (size 24) – my wash is long gone, but I actually like the one I linked too (with a cool bit of distressing) better.
Equipment Turtleneck Sweater (xs) – forever and always my fav.
Z Supply T-Shirt Dress (xs) – one of my fav t-shirt dresses. Runs pretty short though (but I like it like that). Size up for a bit more length.
Hope this helps!
P.S. This one’s for the Pinners!