Biker boots are one of the most unavoidable alternative fashion wardrobe staples. You can’t be a punk rocker, a metalhead, a goth without owning a single pair of biker boots. They go with just about anything and they’re a key element to a tough girl look. We think that among all boots, biker boots are the ones that look best. There are also combat boots, which have laces. Biker boots are made for motorcycle riders, so they don’t have laces, they may have some buckles, and they’re usually ankle high.
Until 3 or 4 years ago biker boots were totally overlooked because we still used to wear large pants. Biker boots are often slouchy or loose enough for your foot to slide in. They started to become popular again when skinny jeans, legging and capri pants were back en vogue. Today, they are a mainstream shoe as well, and you could see everyone wearing a pair. Biker boots are practical, they have a low heel and they’re easy to take off. They’re basically the perfect shoe. The reason why they went mainstream and boomed in the latest year is because they’re very comfortable, but also because they stopped being associated with certain subcultures. Biker boots are not made for bikers anymore. Since punk rock entered everyone’s wardrobe, leather, studs and biker boots became regular apparel for regular people. Don’t let this dishearten you though. They’re still awesome shoes to have for any alternative dude or dudette!
Biker boots make your outfit appear effortless, grungy, rock ‘n’ roll and punk. They are the key detail in an all black outfit, or they can make a “contrast look” work amazingly.
How to Wear Biker BootsThere are plenty of ways of wearing biker boots, mostly because they are not meant to be a statement anymore. If you wear biker boots that doesn’t mean you are an actual biker, it just means you like a bit of edge in your outfits. It doesn’t make you a rocker either. It just makes you someone who likes boots and comfy shoes! Buckles Biker Boots – Combat Boots – Simple Biker Boots Skinny jeans. We think that biker boots’ best match are a solid pair of skinny jeans. You can tuck your jeans into your boots and go on your 5 hours shopping spree. Or you can go to a rock concert, or a 3 days festival. Skinny jeans + biker boots are your best friend. Leggings. For the same reason as skinny jeans, leggings are a perfect match with biker boots. Any skinny fit pants will work with biker boots, so be creative. The possibilities are endless! Skirts. We love biker boots matched with skirts. They look good with mini skirts, swing skirts, maxi skirts. With any skirt really! Biker boots are usually ankle boots, so proportions will look right with any of the skirts we mentioned before. The maxi skirt look was particularly trendy last year, but it’s not one of the most comfortable options. Boots get caught in the skirt quite often, especially if they have buckles. Dresses. You would think that a dress is a feminine option and that you are supposed to wear a pair of pumps, or cute flats with it. Wrong! We love contrast in an outfit, so wear your biker boots with a frilly dress. The result will be effortlessly stylish and 90s!
Do you usually wear biker boots? Did you before they boomed in popularity? Let us know in a comment.
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