How to look mature in your beloved boot toppers

#advancedfashion woman in all neutral color outfit and sunglasses in the Interior

What are boot toppers?

Boot toppers are socks that have a faux fur top. One can adjust the length of the socks so the faux fur will top the boot. In cold climate regions, boot toppers are not a trend showing up once in a while. They are not considered fashion. They are an eternal, necessary part of a winter outfit suited to bear the cold for a limited amount of time. Thus, here, what seems to be a trend in other parts of the world is part of the normal winter gear, and hence personal style for the woman wearing them.

#fashionover40 Winter outerwear with hat
Burberry loden motorcycle coat with detachable collar, tan leather gloves and hat, YLS bag, chocolate brown Clarks booties (all own) and boot toppers c/o My Top of the Boot

You can have ageless style with boot toppers

Nevertheless, at a certain age, women have to pay attention how to wear boot toppers when they want this extra layer of protection on their feet, and/or extend the height of their boots. The goal is a timeless look. To achieve this goal, the boots or booties and boot topper must look as if they are a unit, i.e. as if the shoes came that way. This means the colors of the boot toppers and shoes must work together and the vibe must be a natural match too. Red faux fur, for instance, would work on red boots, while a white boot topper on red boots would look like you are wearing Santa Claus’ wife’s boots 😉 .

fashion over 40 Leather sheath with blazer and boot tops
Orvis Irish blazer with leather sheath dress, GNW brown tights and Clarks booties (all own) with boot toppers c/o My Top of the Boot

Besides their natural match with black faux fur, black boots look great with white faux furs that have a hint of black or tan faux fur with hints of black.

Ageless outerwear outfit with boot toppers

Pro tip: When you wear boot toppers, you have to watch the proportions like a designer.

In the first photo of this post, I matched my chocolate brown booties that have a Louis XIV heel and a big suede button as embellishment, with a faux chinchilla in different hues of browns. The little plateau sole makes it believable that the top belongs to the booties. I also pulled the socks a bit higher than the top of the booties to get the proportions right and believable. See third photo in this post for details.

#styleover40 Winter office look with faux fur topped footwear
Leather sheath with Orvis Irish blazer, layering top (similar here), GNW tights, Clarks booties (all own), and boot toppers c/o My Top of the Boot

Do you top your footwear in winter? What is your styling challenge? Let me know how I can help you by sending me an email. I really want to hear from you.

You can find other posts on how to put on your boot toppers, how to wear them with ducks, and another styling example for topping footwear at these links.

What Wives Wear linkup

I am super-excited to be co-host of the link-up What Wives Wear along side of Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom and Sherrie at God Life Happy Wife.
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What Wives Wear Link Up is a place for wives/moms to express their own personal style. Link up your favorite outfit post of the week. Get inspired while inspiring others! We will meet and link up every Thursday. Each week the hosts will choose the Top Two to be featured for the next week’s link up. Join us each week and we may just pick you!

Carly is sharing her adorable mother/daughter style. She is wearing a grey moto jacket over a black shirt. Her white whimsical skirt has black lace detailing. It is a great contrast to her jacket. Carly completed her look with black wedge booties.

Erica is sharing a fabulous New Years Eve look. She is wearing an all black look with a perfect pop of gold. Her black blazer and shirt have a classic look. She adds a gold festive tutu skirt over black tights and heels.

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