White Ankle Boots: Vagabond Shoemakers Pleated Midi Skirt: Vintage Escada, similar here Ruffle Top: Vintage YSL, similar here Floral Clutch: Gift from India, similar here | Blazer Dress: Vintage, similar here | Croc Leather Belt: Vintage, similar here

how to style white booties

Ahhhh the white boot…the trend that stays alive & well! I bought my first pair of white booties about a year and a half ago right before I went to my first New York Fashion Week. I wasn’t convinced the trend would last, so I got myself a cheap ass pair from Zara. Don’t get me wrong, they were cute…and exceeded in looks the $40 I paid for them.

Fast forward to a year and half later…the white boot is alive & well, and coming into 2019. I felt it was time to get rid of the Zara pair and buy myself a proper pair of white ankle boots. I am a grown ass fashionable (TBD) woman after all. PS – I’ve been selling all my stuff on Poshmark, so follow me there if you want first dibs on my goodies!

Now, I had to search LONG & HARD to find the perfect pair of white booties, because they had to hit all of the criteria I was looking for. See below (yes, I am potentially a nut case…don’t judge) –

Color – I didn’t want them to be a true white, but more of a white with a cream tone to it. I feel like a nice quality, true white boot is tough to find without forking over some serious cash, so thought cream would be a good compromise.

Height – My old pair hit me right at the ankle, and as a result not as versatile as I would have liked. I already have short legs as is, and these were doing me no favors. I felt uncomfortable wearing them with anything but pants. That said, I was looking for a boot that would come a bit higher on the leg. This would allow me to wear them with anything my heart desired.

Heel – #realtalk: the days of torture I put myself through in my early twenties to squeeze my feet into 5 inch heels are officially over. Frankly, the thought of putting my feet through that again makes me gag a little. My ideal boot height was 2.5-4 inches, and I was looking for a block heel or a thicker heel, not a stilletto. Not that I don’t like stillettos, they’re just a little dressier and I was looking for an everyday boot.

Composition – They had to be 100% real leather. That’s just a deal breaker with all shoes I buy now. Again, I’m feeling f*cking grown, because I used to be the first B in line at the Forever 21 register with a pair of platform heels in hand.

Price – Anything over $250 was a no go.

Despite my aggressive criteria, I was able to find the ONE. The Vagabond Mya Patent Leather Boot. It’s f*cking epic, ya’ll. I’m currently overcome with joy and prancing around my house trying to figure out all the ways I can wear these dreamboats. The question of how to style white booties is one I come by often, so I wanted to show you a couple ways I’ve been styling them lately.

how to style white booties

how to style white booties – look #1

The ultimate combination…a white bootie with a pleated midi skirt (or any midi skirt, really). The whole point of the height on these boots was to allow for this type of pairing, and I just ADORE how the end of the skirt meets the top of the boot, leaving slighty enough space for my pastey ass winter skin to peep through. It’s a glorious combination, and one I will never get sick of. One thing worth mentioning – don’t get too tripped up on matching colors with white boots, they go with everything. White is a neutral, so even if you’re not wearing white or you’re wearing darker colors, it works. Here I have paired it with a dark taupe pleated midi skirt and a pretty pink ruffle top (which I normally would be way too girly for me, but I took a risk on this one and I’m glad I did).

how to style white booties
how to style white booties
how to style white booties

how to style white booties

how to style white booties – look #2

Okkkk, here’s another dress/skirt situation. Maybe I’m subconciously pairing these with skirts & dresses because I was previously deprived in this department with the old pair. Either way, I dig how these boots look with a mini skirt or mini dress as well, and in this case I paired them with a blazer dress. To prove my point earlier – nowhere in this outfit is there white, but the boots do work! I actually like the contrast between the black tights, blue blazer and white boots. It makes the outfit more interesting and unconventional. Matching all of the time is BORING! Take a risk and do something cray once in awhile…in fashion…and in life.

PS- here’s how I styled my old pair with shorts, cropped pants and stirrups. How are you wearing YOUR white boots this season?

how to style white booties
how to style white booties
how to style white booties