What to Wear: Riding Boots

What to Wear: Riding Boots

Kate got a great present for Christmas this year:

My husband surprised me with an early Christmas gift of beautiful black riding boots. I usually lean toward a bit of a heel and a pointy toe for boots, but was surprised by how much I loved these when I tried them on. Can you suggest a work-appropriate outfit that would go with these great boots? I’m 5’7″ and a size 10, and though I work in a fairly conservative environment, am desperately trying to add some interest to my wardrobe!

How fun! Let’s pair the boots with a sleek sweater dress:

Dress – $40 down from $200 for this Design History dress? Nice. America Ferrara rocked her hourglass figure in a similarly belted dress on The View this week. Add your own wide belt if you want more structure. Wear your hair up to accentuate the neckline.
Tights – My favorite thing this winter. Or, you could add even more flair with a pair in blue.
Jacket – In bright persimmon red from Anthropologie on sale.
Boots – Kate’s own, with Nike cushions and a little sale to boot.
Bracelet – I have this one from many years ago. It’s darling, and half off at $22.
Scarf – In cream and gray from Forever21.
Earrings – On sale at the Met.
Bag – On sale at Urban Outfitters.

Throw a classic khaki trench on top. Comfy and polished for winter in the office.

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  1. Whits at 8:55 pm

    I tried on that orange jacket, and it doesn’t fit well if you have any sort of bust. Really cute on the hanger though!

  2. Kate at 4:51 am

    Thank you so much for the wonderful ideas Emily! All look perfect for me. And not to worry, not too much of a bust to worry about here. Since I originally wrote, I’ve broken in the boots enough to even attempt them with jeans. Thanks again.

  3. Kate at 4:54 am

    The dress is now unavailable at Saks…so sad! I’ll be on the lookout elsewhere or something similar.

  4. Anne at 2:50 pm

    Love it! But what about dark brown riding boots? Okay with gray?

  5. Lucy at 2:55 pm

    Cute ensemble! Speaking of America Ferrera on The View – does anyone have any idea where she got that amazing red dress? My google searches have been fruitless…

  6. dan! at 3:00 pm

    I’m guessing Kate’s husband would prefer her to be wearing jodhpurs witht hose boots… 😉