Here we are in Southern California, February 22, and the temperature outside is 82 degrees. Ah, I truly feel like we won the weather lottery! I have never been able to handle cold weather well, and just like reptiles, I come alive in hot, desert, dry heat. So it may be winter, but I’ll take our spurt of summer weather with a smile on my face.
But, just like fashion changes all over the world, so does the weather, and there are many places around the globe today where the weather is cold, rainy, snowy or all three. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, a trending choice of dress that is always in style is sweaters and boots. Comfortable, chic and cozy.
A boot is a type of footwear and specific type of shoe. Most boots cover the foot and ankle, the lower calf, the knee, and extend up the leg clear over the thighs. I’ve even seen boots that go all the way up to the hip. How hip is that? Most boots have a heel that is clearly distinguishable from the rest of the sole, even if the two are made from one piece. Let’s not boot scoot boogie around – boots are the bomb, perfect for all over town!
A sweater is a knitted garment intended to cover the torso and arms. Most sweaters are pullovers (fit over the head) or cardigans (button up the front). Sweaters are a fashion item that are worn by adults and children, both males and females. Generally sweaters are worn over shirts or blouses as a wrap, but sweaters also rock a great fashion look when the sweater is the top!
Be the top in your unique style game when donned in fabulous sweaters and boots!
Sweater Fun Fact: In British English, a pullover sweater is also called a jumper or jersey, and there is no hypernym equivalent to sweater covering both pullovers and cardigans.
Boots Fun Fact: Early boots consisted of separate leggings, soles, and uppers worn together to provide greater ankle protection than shoes or sandals. Around 1000 BC, these components were more permanently joined together to form a single unit that covered the feet and legs, often up to the knee.
Sweaters and boots, when worn together, look fab and fantastic in all types of weather!
Sweater and Boots Fashion Tip: Do you want to stretch the fashion realm? Wear a mid-calf sweater with a pair of boots, and nothing else. Or, if this is too much for you to show some thigh, try thigh-high boots that touch the hem of the sweater. Wow – fashion power and a confident you, no less! Whether you dress for success, always dress to impress – yourself! All that truly matters in fashion is that you are happy with you! Clothes should be far more than garments to keep you warm – embrace the fun that is fashion! It adds spice and pizzazz to your life!
Thigh length sweaters wear well with leggings, skinny jeans and opaque stockings. These three items tend to fit snuggly to the legs, making it easier to tuck the garments into boots. If your boots are calf, knee or thigh-high, you certainly want to show them off, not tuck them underneath a loose pant leg!
Stylish Boot Warning: If you do cover your incredibly sexy boots under pants or a long skirt, be prepared to hear a shout out from your boots that long to see the world, screaming “Let me out!”
Sweaters are actually a versatile item of clothing and can be worn on top of almost any outfit and look chic and vogue. Sweaters are great garments for achieving the popular layered look, and if this is the case, the removal of the sweater allows for temperature regulation, which is a major benefit of the sweater!
A benefit of boots? Have you ever seen a pair of boots that don’t look downright sassy, sexy and slinky? Even construction workers dressed in work boots look hip and masculine! Let’s root for the beautiful boot!
Boots and sweaters – even in 80 degree weather!
Fashionable boots may exhibit all variations seen in other fashion footwear: tapered or spiked heels, platform soles, pointed toes, zipper closures, wedge heel, etc. Boots can be made from leather or fabric, and can be found in all colors. Color me up in some of that booty boot beauty!
Boots Fun Fact: Singer Nancy Sinatra popularized the fad of women wearing boots in the late 1960s – in the 1960s and 1970s knee-high boots were the rage. Today, boots have surged in popularity. If you have some extra loot laying around that you need to spend, invest the loot in a sensual boot! You and your money won’t be disappointed!
If you ever have a fashion doubt – simply remember that sweaters and boots is what it’s all about!
Boots: “I feel like getting out of this closet and walking the town today.”
Sweater: “Take me with you. I’ll dress you up in every way!”
Boots: “I need to make sure when our owner opens the closet door, she sees me standing out from the other shoes on the floor.”
Sweater: “I’ll stand out on this hanger by sticking out my sleeve. I’ll look fabulous – never the bore.”
Closet door opens.
Boots: “Yippee. She just grabbed me by my shiny black long legs.”
Sweater: “She pulled me out too. Together we’ll make her look all the fashion rage!”
Boots and Sweaters: A spectacular combination – not many garments wear better when worn together!
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846