I have been wearing cognac boots and booties for years. I love this color in just about everything, particularly shoes. I love the warmth of the shade and the richness that it adds to an outfit. This fall, cognac boots and booties are definitely popular. They are everywhere and it’s fun to see more people embracing this shoe color. Looking to add cognac boots and booties to your wardrobe but don’t know how to? Here are my tips.
How to Wear Cognac Boots and Booties
Cognac booties look great in the store but they can be limiting if you don’t know what to do with them. While they work with pants, what about skirts and dresses? Do you match the tights to the booties (if you can actually find cognac tights), do you go with bare legs, do you wear contrast colored tights? These are all the questions that get asked of me.
A client of mine bought this camel dress from Max Mara Weekend and the deep green turtleneck sweater from Lauren Ralph Lauren to put underneath it. She also bought these booties from Banadlino. It’s a super cute work look for cold winter days. Not knowing what to wear on the legs, I suggested brown opaque tights, like this pair from Spanx, to wear with the booties. It doesn’t match perfectly but it does create a tonal look of brown shades. I finished the outfit with a green bag from Elleme, Kendra Scott bracelet and hoop earrings from Stella & Dot.
Cognac boots and jeans make a lovely combination. The look is so much less stark than black or brown and gives the outfit a casual yet chic feel. Plus, cognac matches any color you pair with it making your outfit choices quite limitless. I styled these waterproof cognac booties from Blondo with skinny jeans from Madewell, a burgundy long sleeve t-shirt from J. Crew and grey cashmere cardigan from Halogen. I finished the look with a plaid scarf from Shiraleah, cognac tote from Botkier and earrings from Banana Republic.
Even if your wardrobe is full of black you can still add cognac boots to your wardrobe. Black and cognac is a really beautiful color combination. A client bought these affordable and comfortable cognac boots from Sam Edelman and they are gorgeous. I styled them with this basic black dress from BOSS Hugo Boss, a cognac bag from Mansur Graviel, horn necklace from Halsbrook and coat from Reiss.
Add some cognac boots to your wardrobe
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