The wrong way to shop for boots: You walk into your favorite shoe store and instantly spot a pair of brown riding boots. Perfect — not only do you like the equestrian vibe, but brown is your color. It matches all of your handbags, fall coats, and hair color. Before you know it, you’re plunking down major money for a pair of boots … that don’t even look that good on you.
The right way to shop for boots: You don’t even step foot into your favorite shoe store until you take this body type quiz and learn what yours is. Next, you come here and find out what boots work best for your body (and check out a few of our stylist’s top picks). Only then do you purchase a pair of boots … that will definitely look good on you.
So why all the fuss about body type? It turns out that the overall shape of your body makes a huge difference when it comes to picking out boots. For example, if you already have short legs, you probably don’t want a boot that’ll make them appear even shorter … unless you’re going for that munchkin look? Didn’t think so.
To get the goods on this whole boot/body shape issue, I spoke with fashion stylist Leila Wolford. She broke down each body type, explained which boot style worked for which shape, and even shared her top boot picks. All you need to do is keep reading, and I promise, no more boot buying regret.