Winter is (almost) upon us, and you know what that means - its boots season! But, for us Aussies winter doesn't necessarily mean what it does to the rest of the world, leaving us to find new and creative ways to incorporate boots into our winter wardrobe that doesn't leave us hot and sweaty on the walk to work.
Lucky for us though, the boot market is expansive; from combat boots, black ankle boots and the occasional pair of knee-highs have become acceptable in almost every facet of life, especially when paired with a dress. That being said, exciting new outfit formulas are being presented on the streets and on our Instagram feeds thanks to street style stars and celebs.
Below, see dress-and-boot outfits that look effortless and current.
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Mix Cut-Out Combo Boots With Floral Dresses
The perfect mix of feminine and masculine - mix your combat boots with a floral dress. Add a denim jacket for sartorial perfection.
A pair of pointed black ankle boots, whether with a heel or not, are always going to add a level of sophistication to any look. Perfect for work-to-night.
Try Something Bold
Not for the faint-hearted! Do as the influencers do and attempt to mix a simple LBD with a pair of seriously OTT thigh-highs.
Mix Bohemian Trends
Take a style note from Hailey Baldwin, who has nailed spring bo-ho chic. Pair your brown suede boots with a bohemian maxi for a timeless and classic combo.
Ditch The Pants
A perfect transitional outfit is pairing a sweater dress with a pair of sophisticated knee high boots, à la Bella Hadid. Add simple accessories and you're good to go.
Add A Cowboy Twist
Get a head-start on the Western trend by styling a pair of cowboy ankle boots with a long-sleeved dress.
Don't be afraid to go bold and mix prints on your dress and boot combo.
Try A White Contrast
Contrast a colourful dress with a pair of stark white booties.
Keep It Classic
Don't get overwhelmed by the countless options of boots out there - stick to what always works, a pair of plain black boots.
Combine Baby Doll And Rock
Do as Jess Hart does and combine a sweet baby doll dress with a pair of moto boots. Add a bold red lip and you've got yourself a killer combo.
Make It Shine
Patent ankle boots pair perfectly with denim—whether you want to go with a midi skirt or pair of jeans.
Layering Is Your Friend
Add a chic edge to your boots and dress combo by wearing a maxi with a pair of thigh highs. For added effect make sure your maxi has a slit of some sort, that way you can really show off those boots.
When did a monochrome look ever let you down? The same works with dresses and boots.