Today’s post is all about the shoes, as I am showing two ways to style olive ankle boots for fall and summer. Olive is truly a neutral as it goes with most anything. And it looks amazing with denim in any shade so you can wear it year round as an accent or for the whole outfit. As a lover of olive-green, I wear it both ways quite a bit.
As fall is fast approaching–despite the current heat wave that will not stop!!–it’s time to start thinking about ways to transition your wardrobe. You don’t really need to buy lots of new stuff, just add some cool shoes and scarves to give your outfits a new twist. Jewelry can also be very useful in changing the look of an outfit.
How to style olive ankle boots for fall with shorts
Can you wear ankle boots with shorts? Absolutely. And since it’s often warm in the fall, whether you call it Indian Summer or the fall is just a warm season like here in SoCal, shorts are often a good choice. The boots I’m styling today have a 2″ stacked heel, which is a nice change for me. Most of my ankle booties are an inch or less as I like them for casual looks.
These booties are wonderful! Walking Cradles is the brand and the comfort and craftsmanship are outstanding. They pride themselves on the “pillow” cushioning inside and it does make the shoes extra comfortable. You can check out the olive pair here. (They are currently on sale.) They also come in luggage tan and black leather at a lower price–check them out here. I love that the ankle wrap attaches with velcro for a custom fit.
These white denim shorts are the perfect length. I’ve styled them many times before like in this post. They have a wide stretchy waistband and are a nice weight. They come in several colors, too. Perfect for early fall.
It’s important to note that I read about these fab shoes by reading another blog. So many of these ladies have great fashion, travel and food tips and write about interesting topics that are fun to read. So, take a look at my links to other bloggers on the tab just under Blog on the menu bar.
My beautiful green and pearl necklace and earrings are originals, by Katie. Beautiful!
How to style olive ankle boots for fall with jeans
As said before, olive looks great with denim! Styled here are my favorite designer jeans (yes, pricey, but it’s worth it to have at least one great fitting pair in your closet!). They have the higher waist that hides those extra rolls you might have at the waist–it gives you a nice, smooth line without all the bumps and rolls. I picked up this gorgeous scarf at JJill a few weeks ago during a sale. JJill has lovely, soft scarves with beautiful colors.
The olive striped sweater is perfect for late summer or early fall as the fabric is an open weave. It, too, is from JJill. I purchase it on a discount/discount shelf so they are no longer available but JJill often has these types of sweaters. This one is roomy enough for a tee or cami underneath, too.
I hope I’ve convinced you to style olive ankle boots for fall. Or at least, to try your booties with shorts. Because I have convinced you to wear your shorts, right?! Then turn it into a transition outfit for fall by adding jeans and a scarf. It’s a great way to expand the pieces you already have in your closet.
We are headed to “gold country” in Northern California this weekend for a family reunion with my husband’s family. It will be wonderful to have everyone in one place together. It’s pretty country, too, so I will try to get some nice photos to share.
Until next time…wear your booties with shorts!