How to wear boots in summer

Many people associate boots with winter wardrobes and quickly pack them away as soon as the weather starts to warm up in favour of sandals and open-toe shoes. However, with the right outfit combinations, boots can, in fact, be worn at any time of year. Summer boots are most certainly a look, and one that is encouraged for both men and women, not just for their aesthetic but for their practicality. They can be worn on warm summer days, or those in-between days when it’s not quite hot enough to have your toes out, they’re comfortable and supportive, and they’re also a great way to smarten up a summer outfit.

Read on to discover how to wear boots in summer...

Men’s Boots for Summer

At Clarks, we have a wide range of men’s boots that are ideal for summer wear. Our iconic Clarks Desert Boots are perfect whatever the season. Its ageless beauty lives in the simplicity of its design and construction. The collection consists of leather and suede styles for both men and women, which have stood the test of time as a classic wardrobe staple.

Another icon from our Originals collection is our Wallabee Boots. Perfect for summer, they will instantly dress up your casual summer outfits. Featuring clean and simple lines, this comfortable lace-up style is crafted from suede or leather and our signature crepe sole which continues to stand the test of time. Available in a range of colours, from classic blacks and browns to contemporary shades of blue and green, there’s a style for everyone.

Man Wearing Beige Desert Boots

Men’s summer outfits with boots

Broadly speaking, men’s boots can be worn with virtually any summer outfit combination, from casual shorts and t-shirts to smarter jeans and shirts.

Casual outfits comprised of denim or cotton shorts and a t-shirt or short-sleeved shirt pair very well with Desert Boots. Wear with secret socks or ankle socks to avoid discomfort or prevent unusual long sock and boot pairings.

Broadly speaking, men’s boots can be worn with virtually any summer outfit combination, from casual shorts and t-shirts to smarter jeans and shirts.

Casual outfits comprised of denim or cotton shorts and a t-shirt or short-sleeved shirt pair very well with Desert Boots. Wear with secret socks or ankle socks to avoid discomfort or prevent unusual long sock and boot pairings.

If you’re dressing a little smarter, perhaps for a special occasion or to work, but don’t want to wear formal shoes, then a pair of Wallabee Boots will provide just the right balance. Experiment with different colour pairings - try chinos and boots in darker and lighter shades of the same colour, or contrast different colours entirely. Tie the look together with a crisp white shirt and add a blazer if the occasion calls for it.

Woman Wearing White Shoes
Woman Wearing White Shoes

Women’s boots for summer

Out of habit, you may tend to stick to sandals and trainers in summer, but women’s ankle boots make a great alternative and add an edge to your summer outfits. Our Desert Boots provide a classic addition to your summer wardrobe, and as with men’s Desert Boots, they’re lightweight which makes them a good transitional wardrobe item.

Clarks Witcombe Hi boots also work well in warmer months, and their high tops and chunky shape add an instant statement to any look.

Women’s summer outfits with boots

Women’s summer boots are the ideal accompaniment to your summer outfits and will look just as amazing with a pair of denim shorts as with a floaty summer skirt.

If you like to wear denim shorts or short dresses when the sun is shining, style with a pair of flat summer boots such as our Desert Boots for a look that is both casual and put together. Needless to say, this look works best with bare legs, but if the weather isn’t quite what you’d hoped it would be, simply pull on a pair of black tights.

Women Wearing Desert Boots with Outfits

Pair a midi dress or midi skirt with boots for an on-trend look that you’ll see everywhere this summer. No matter how billowy your dress or skirt, swap your sandals for a pair of Witcombe Hi boots and notice the change in aesthetic - one that will easily transition with you from workday to weekend. If you’re searching for a look that oozes cool and will see you well into the night, throw on a leather jacket.

Clarks Witcombe Hi Boots with Trousers

Explore our range of men’s boots and women’s boots and find a pair that’ll see you through all seasons