A Chelsea boot is the Chukka boot’s more sophisticated cousin. They’ve got a modern yet timeless styling that makes them more versatile than a classic Chukka. Chelsea boots tend to have a sleeker look, and the slimmer shaft allows you to wear them with more pants and jean silhouettes than you can with a Chukka boot.
Read on to see our tips on how to wear Chelsea boots.
WEAR THEM WITH JEANS
When it comes to jeans and boots, you’ve got two options: cuff your jean above the top of the boot, or pull down the leg of the jean over the top of the boot. While a slim fit or skinny jean is often too slim to pull over a Chukka or lace-up boot, they will often work with a slimmer Chelsea boot. Once you’ve found a pair of denim that works with your boots, you’ve got a versatile anchor for a multitude of outfit combos. Try these pairings:
- T-shirt and bomber jacket
- Casual button-up and V-neck sweater
- Plaid flannel and slim-line vest.
- Dress shirt and blazer
WEAR THEM WITH CHINOS OR DRESS PANTS
Chelsea boots are also a terrific work shoe. In inclement weather, they’ll help you maintain a professional look and keep you warm. Lightweight styles in tan hues are also great options to sport in warmer weather. Did you know you can wear Chelsea boots with a suit? Just make sure they’re a dressier Chelsea and that you’ve given them a good shine. Try these combos for work:
- Chinos and a button-up in a seasonal hue
- Your go-to suit, dress shirt and tie
- Neutral dress pants, button-up and blazer
- Printed button-up and sweater vest