February 24, 2012

Spring Midi-Dresses!

Ever wish you could carry those midi dress + tall boot looks over from winter to spring without looking so...well, warm?  Oftentimes it's tough to do, given the cold-weather vibe that boots tend to give off.  So what to do when the spirit of the season calls you down the calf-bearing spring dress isle?  Well, we've put together some looks that can hopefully bridge the seasonal gap and allow you sport those moderate-weather dresses when it really counts - in moderate weather!

Adventures in dress-up have taught me that the key to spring dresses with tall boots is to pair bright, effervescent colors in airy fabrics with boots in subtle hues and playful styles.  Hope you like...

Recommended footwear: try these chic ruched over the knee boots or this casual cowboyish pair, both in gray.  Or this ruched pair in brown which dresses the outfit either up or down.

Here's an even springier spread.  If you dare to go with the peach wrap top, I'd lose the green belt and sport something more like this skinny brown one or this wide brown one, and these pale blush colored boots.  Otherwise, I'd go with something like these gray skinny or broad belts with the following gray boots:  gray high heels, or gray flats.

And last but not least, this 3/4 length sleeve dress in royal blue.  Wear with any of the boots suggested above, or these skyscrapers in gray.  Top the outfit off in stripes for an electric look.

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