Today, I’m excited to share eight ways you might be wearing your shoes wrong and how to fix them. I’ll be highlighting both bad examples (buzzing) and good examples (chiming) to help you wear your shoes better.

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1. Knee-High Boots with Skinny Jeans

Knee-high boots have gained popularity in recent years, and they can make your legs look incredibly long. However, to achieve that smooth, elongated look, always pair knee-high boots with skinny jeans. Even if you’re not a fan of skinny jeans, they’re a worthy investment for these boots. Matching the color of your boots to your jeans can further enhance the lengthening effect. For instance, black boots with black jeans make your legs look miles long. The same goes for gray boots with gray jeans.

Why should I wear skinny jeans with knee-high boots?

Skinny jeans create a smooth, streamlined look that complements the length and style of knee-high boots. They prevent the fabric from bunching up, ensuring a sleek appearance that makes your legs look longer.

2. Boots with Dresses

When done correctly, boots with dresses can be stylish and unique. I often see cute dresses paired with low ankle boots (buzzing), which cut off at the ankle and shorten the legs. Instead, opt for higher boots to elongate your legs. Dresses, whether short or not, emphasize your legs, and higher boots complement this beautifully.

What type of boots should I wear with dresses?

Higher boots are generally more flattering with dresses as they elongate your legs. Avoid low ankle boots as they can cut off the leg line, making your legs appear shorter.

3. Light Shoes with Coordinated Outfits

If you’re wearing very light or white shoes, ensure the rest of your outfit is similarly light (buzzing). Bright white shoes paired with a dark outfit look out of place, and the reverse is also true. For a cohesive look, match your shoe color with the rest of your outfit.

How should I match my outfit with light or white shoes?

To achieve a cohesive look, pair light or white shoes with similarly light-colored outfits. Wearing light shoes with dark outfits, or vice versa, can make the shoes look out of place.

4. Avoiding the Bulge with Jeans and Boots

One common mistake is tucking jeans into boots and ending up with a bulge. To avoid this, find the right socks and tuck your pants into them. This molds the jeans to your leg, preventing the unsightly bulge between your leg and the boot (buzzing).

How can I avoid the bulge when tucking jeans into boots?

To avoid the bulge, tuck your jeans into your socks before putting on your boots. This will keep the jeans snug against your legs, creating a smooth line from knee to boot.

5. To Cuff or Not to Cuff

Cuffing your jeans might be becoming outdated, but if you prefer cuffing, avoid making the cuffs too thick or long. This cuts off your leg and makes them look short and stubby. Showing a sliver of your ankle can enhance the look. However, my personal preference is to avoid cuffing altogether and find pants that are the right length or get them hemmed.

Is cuffing jeans still in style?

Cuffing jeans can still be stylish if done correctly. Avoid thick or long cuffs, as they can make your legs look shorter. A small sliver of ankle showing can enhance the look. Alternatively, pants that are the correct length or hemmed to fit perfectly can provide a sleek and modern appearance.

6. Sneakers with Normal Outfits

When wearing sneakers with normal outfits, always use no-show socks. Visible socks can ruin the look (buzzing). No-show socks keep your feet comfortable while maintaining a clean appearance.

What kind of socks should I wear with sneakers and normal outfits?

Always wear no-show socks with sneakers to keep the look clean and stylish. Visible socks can detract from the overall appearance.

7. Red and Leopard Shoes

Red shoes and leopard prints are bold choices. With red shoes, stick to blacks and whites to avoid clashing (buzzing). For leopard prints, neutrals are your best bet to avoid overwhelming your outfit. Pairing these bold shoes with simple, neutral clothing ensures they stand out without creating a chaotic look.

How should I style red or leopard print shoes?

For red shoes, stick to neutral colors like blacks and whites to avoid clashing. For leopard print shoes, pair them with neutral tones like beige, brown, black, or white to keep the outfit balanced and not overwhelming.

8. Flared Jeans with Heels

Flared jeans can look amazing if styled correctly. Always pair them with heels to prevent them from dragging on the floor and creating a puddle at the bottom (buzzing). Pointy shoes can also make flared jeans look more current, as round toes tend to date the look.

What shoes should I wear with flared jeans?

Pair flared jeans with heels to prevent them from dragging on the ground. Pointy shoes are a great option to keep the look modern and stylish, as opposed to round-toed shoes which can date the outfit.

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Can you give some examples of no-show socks brands?

Some popular brands for no-show socks include Peds, Bombas, and Stance. These socks are designed to stay hidden while keeping your feet comfortable.

How can I make my legs look longer in jeans and boots?

Wearing matching colors for your jeans and boots creates a continuous line that elongates your legs. For instance, black jeans with black boots or gray jeans with gray boots can make your legs appear longer.