#FashionTipFriday

It’s boot season and we know that MODE girls have a plethora of fun styles and options in their closets. This week we want to share the dos and don’ts when wearing jeans with the ankle boot. Be NOT afraid of trying these boots if you haven’t already, they are a easy to wear and fashionable friend to the traditional boot.

First off, let’s look at the don’ts:

1. Ladies, don’t hide those cute boots by pulling your jeans over the tops of them. The only exception to this rule is if you have some bootcut or flare jeans which look great with just the toes peeking out. If you are wearing any other style, just say no to the pull over look.

2. Do not tuck your jeans into your boots, this just make your jeans look like they have a bit of an identity crisis. Given the height of the boot you want to show off the ankle cut and by tucking in the jean, it throws off the look.

3.  This may be a no brainer, but ditch the old tube socks on this style. Get yourself some short socks and never let those socks peek their way out. We often gravitate to the short workout brand socks as they provide some good warmth needed in boot season.

Alright, now that we have the no no’s out of the way, let’s talk about the fun stuff!

1. Give your jeans a simple and quick cuff above the boot line. We especially love the imperfect look on this – don’t over think it and just give it a quick cuff. One small roll up on this one! Also, leave a bit of room to let your skin peek out between the cuff and the boot. This will give the legs a hint of dimension and add some lengthening qualities.

2. If you aren’t comfortable with an imperfect look, try the double cuff. This will give you the option of being a bit more symmetrical and more of a clean cut look. Also leave some space between the cuff and your boot (opt for a bit more than with the imperfect cuff) as this will give you a nice clean look.

3. If you have some fun skinnies that you want to play with the cuff on, try adding a 2-inch cuff that can show off some of the denim in a different look. Be sure not to get cuff crazy and stick to the 2-inch measurement on this one.

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