Part of the appeal of slouchy boots is the fact that they often slink down your legs for a super-slouch appearance. However, as aesthetically interesting as this is in a fashion magazine or on a model, making it work in your daily life can feel a bit confusing when you're accustomed to a more structured silhouette. Never fear, the slouch factor of the boots lends a cool, nonchalant vibe to your ensembles as long as you know how to balance your look. Test out some solid ideas to get the hang of the slouchy suede boot.
Pull your slouchy boots on over a pair of tight pants for a boho-chic appearance without looking sloppy. Start with a pair of dark-hued skinny jeans or jeggings in deep blue or black -- these cuts work on all body types and are particularly flattering on hourglass shapes. Step into a pair of slouchy suede boots in a dark color like chocolate brown or black. Add a relaxed top to your ensemble, such as a gauzy cotton peasant-style blouse or a boxy cowl-neck sweater in any color; apple bodies, make sure your peasant blouse is cut close to the body rather than oversize for a balanced look.
Dress down a dress and light tights with slouchy suede boots. Pull on a shift dress with long sleeves and a hemline that hits a couple inches above your knees. Choose a solid or printed dress in neutrals, such as grays and toffees. Pull on a pair of light tights in a color like white, oatmeal or ice gray and finish the look with medium gray, flat, mid-calf or ankle slouch boots. Or, swap out the shift with a finely knit wrap dress -- this dress is particularly flattering on wedge bodies as it calls attention to the waist. Apple bodies, stick with the shift to avoid drawing attention to your waist. Top the look with a long cardigan if it's chilly.
Wear slouchy boots with a fall or winter outfit to keep your layered look fresh and edgy. Start with a pair of black leggings under a sweater-knit black tunic. Add a cropped denim jacket and oversize cream-hued knit scarf to your look while stepping into slouchy black suede boots with cone heels. Or, top your look with a black pea coat and suede boots in a bold solid hue, such as deep purple for a sleek approach to cold weather styling.
Wear slouchy suede boots with bare legs as you transition from chilly weather into the warmer months. Pull on a lightweight knit dress in heather gray, for example, that hits just above your knees. Add a pair of dark gray slouchy suede knee-high boots and drape a lightweight cotton knit shawl in pale pink over your shoulders to balance the look. Or, pull on cut-off denim shorts in warmer weather, with a pair of sand-hued slouchy suede boots; pear shapes should go for cut-offs that hit just above the knees to avoid drawing attention to the hip area, while shorts of most lengths work well on apple bodies by drawing attention to the legs. Pull a printed T-shirt on, such as a graphic vintage-inspired tee or one with an allover, barely-there floral print.
Let your slouch suede boots fall around your ankles if that's the way they were designed to be worn -- it's part of the look. However, if you have trouble walking in them when you try them on, look for boots with a slimmer shaft for a better fit. Or, if your slouch boots include buckled straps, tighten the top buckle for more manageable slouchiness.