So Shana recently set off a firestorm of comments with her recent Tall Boots & Skinny Jeans post. Like she said, it is a polarizing topic. Some of you say they never left, some of you say they’re done . . . but here’s the thing. I live in Marquette, Michigan. You know, the place where snow starts falling around October and snow days in May aren’t all that uncommon. And as much as I like the cropped jeans and ankle boot trend, this girl gets cold. And a little bit of skin peeking out here is different than a little bit of skin peeking out there (like California, Texas, the South in general . . . heck, even Philly is so much warmer).

So while I do love wearing my tall boots with midi skirts, I will also be wearing them with my jeans this year. I’ll try to stick to the rules, though: I’ll keep the rise high and the shirts tucked in. I’ll choose a boot with a bit of a heel and pointy toe. But I can’t guarantee those tunic sweaters I love so much won’t be busted out for a few of those really cold days. #suckerforpracticality

Tall boots over skinny jeans? We'll try to stick to the rules: keep the rise high & the shirts tucked in. Choose a boot with a bit of a heel & a pointy toe.
Tall boots over skinny jeans? We'll try to stick to the rules: keep the rise high & the shirts tucked in. Choose a boot with a bit of a heel & a pointy toe.
Tall boots over skinny jeans? We'll try to stick to the rules: keep the rise high & the shirts tucked in. Choose a boot with a bit of a heel & a pointy toe.
Tall boots over skinny jeans? We'll try to stick to the rules: keep the rise high & the shirts tucked in. Choose a boot with a bit of a heel & a pointy toe.

Outfit Details:

boots: Sam Edelman Hai Boots – (Shana has these in the snake print —LOVE.) I think the reason these work is because of the soft matte black finish instead of a shiny one . . . the texture looks especially good with this amazing sweater skirt.

jeans: Good American Good Waist – I love these jeans. They fit in the waist AND the booty . . . and they’re the perfect shade of grey. In sizes 00-24!

top: Free People Henley Bodysuit – this is SO soft and comfortable! I’m always worried about sizing on bodysuits because they can be so tight on bottom . . . not this one! I love how long the sleeves are too. (more sizes here)

belt: Express Double O-Ring Belt I mean, I’d love to have the Gucci one, but I don’t have piles of money laying around, soooooo this one. #closeenough (I also love that it comes in silver or gold.)

sunnies: (similar) Aviators. Always. (I need to get these Warby Parker ones so I can actually see!)

earrings: Noir Goldtone Leaf Drop Earrings – in a ton of colors, lightweight and currently 30% off with code “friends”

Black Suede Knee-High Boots

 

The Fail?

Full disclosure, I tried this layering my red suede moto jacket over this outfit and thought it looked great . . . until I saw the pictures. Now all I can think is “the British are coming! The British are coming!” I don’t know why I didn’t see it in the mirror . . . what do you guys think??

Tall boots over skinny jeans? We'll try to stick to the rules: keep the rise high & the shirts tucked in. Choose a boot with a bit of a heel & a pointy toe.
Tall boots over skinny jeans? We'll try to stick to the rules: keep the rise high & the shirts tucked in. Choose a boot with a bit of a heel & a pointy toe.
Tall boots over skinny jeans? We'll try to stick to the rules: keep the rise high & the shirts tucked in. Choose a boot with a bit of a heel & a pointy toe.

Oh well. You win some, you lose some, hey?

XOXO,

Scotti

15 COMMENTS

  1. I think if you were wearing a high neck top/blouse or sweater, it would work really well with the jacket. Otherwise, with that henley, try a more tailored jacket with a longer lapel. It would mimic the lines of the top. I still find it hard to believe you are only 5’4. You photograph so tall and leggy 🙂

  2. bwahaha, the british are coming… I think maybe with a black cashmere turtleneck it would work? anyway, love those boots. have the black leather and ordered the cognac suede after seeing shana’s post.

  3. I’m so jealous of your beautiful boots! I would love for you guys to do a post on shoes that are good for people who want to be stylish but also have foot issues. I love dansko and clogs, but what about some boots for people with plantar faciitis or other common problems? I know I’m not the only mama who got foot problems while pregnant!

  4. I second your vote! My upper limit in heels is 2.5″. 1.5″-2″ are my limit for walking farther than from the car to the door, where I am dropped off in front of the door. Haha

  5. So what’s a girl to do who wants to be warm (yes skinnies and warm tall boots!) but hates tucking? My belly is too fluffy after 3 c-sections to be “showing it off” by tucking my shirts – no thanks. You look lovely but I don’t want to show my waist!

    • This is SUCH a fair question. The c-section thing is REAL. I’d mess around with the proportions. Either lower-ish tall boots (mid-calf boots) in taupe…OR go with OTK boots. Do either of these options work for you? Want me to try and mess around and see what I can come up with, if hiding the stomach is the priority?

  6. Hi Scotti! You look great! I am very similar to your sizing. (5’4”, 27-28 in jeans). Could you please tell me what size you took in that jacket? Not sure if I should size up.

  7. Yes, please. I only had one C-section, but between being short waisted and busty, a full tuck into highwaisted bottoms generally looks super matronly and unflattering on me.

  8. Yes, please! I’m 4 months post partum with baby #4 and it’s gonna be awhiiiiiiiiiiile before I have even a prayer of being able to button anything high waisted. And once I can close the button it still won’t be pretty 😬 Fluffy tummy, indeed 😂 Please show is some hide the tummy options!

  9. That would be super helpful, Shana! I do have some mid-calf boots to try, I just didn’t realize they would be any different (fashion-wise) than regular tall boots. I’d love to see some other tummy-disguising outfit ideas – even shaping skinnies don’t hide the roll to my satisfaction and I just can’t feel comfortable showing it off. I’ve been using banded-bottom loose sweaters a lot – because the band keeps them from being too baggy – but it’s been my go-to for years so it’s probably not current. What do you ladies think about wearing what looks good on your body type even if it’s not the latest thing?

    • Girl, we’re BIG fans of wearing what makes YOU feel your best. But since these comments came in, I’ve been doing a little messing around…and I’m almost ready with an article on outfit ideas for low-rise or mid-rise jeans…so hopefully that will help!!

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