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NiniChic: Ankle Boot Angle

December 17th, 2009

I  know that many of you fashionistas out there already know how to wear ankle boots, but I still get a lot of questions from my clients and readers about how to wear ankle boots and what to wear them with.
I love ankle boots and I wear them with everything in my closet. I have worn my YSL and my Givenchy  ankle boots a thousand times and am thinking about getting another pair. A shoe that you can wear with every outfit is more important to a wardrobe than a fancy shoe you can only wear with certain outfits.
If you are tall, you can wear ankle boots with everything. For those around 5’1 (give or take a few inches) you have got to be careful about what you wear with ankle boots because they can chop off the bottom of your legs and make you look shorter. When you wear ankle boots with a skirt or dress, go for tights in the same shade as your shoe to elongate your legs.

Ankle boots look great with dresses, skirts, tunics and skinny jeans tucked into the boots. Don’t let your jeans bunch up at the bottom where the pant meets the shoe to avoid looking messy and make sure that your leggings and pants are tucked in to create one long line. Stick to one color for shoe and tights and you are set!

I’m sorry for running behind on photos. Loc has been really with work.  My friend, Hunter, helps me with these photos. Thanks Hunter :-)








Wearing: Vintage fur and jumpsuit, YSL booties, Janet Savitt necklace, Retro Super Future sunnies, F21 belt

Happy Holidays to everyone! xoxo Nini Nguyen

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  1. December 17th, 2009 at 01:27 | #1

    Darling! I love love love your jumpsuit, it has incredible shape to it! And I think I’ve told you before, I heart your YSL boots! I agree with you on ankle boots…I’m afraid to say that almost all of my shoes at this point are ankle-ish booties….maybe time to diversify??? hehe

  2. December 17th, 2009 at 02:14 | #2

    Hi Nini! I super love your outfit! you look super chic as usual.. Love the pic with the floral background and the last one because you look like you’re having fun! love your necklace too..=)

  3. December 17th, 2009 at 03:12 | #3

    Gorgeous boots! I’m super envious, hihi!


  4. December 17th, 2009 at 05:11 | #4

    I agree ankle boots are amazing!! I am short and another great tip is to get short ankle boots or shoe-boots which elongate the leg more. Love the outfit very glam! Have a great week xx

  5. December 17th, 2009 at 05:31 | #5

    Oh how gorgeous this outfit is!
    I’m in love with your vintage fur! <3 <3 <3
    That YSL jumpsuit is great – very versatile – you could wear it casual and more chic with only black items like you did. GREAT!
    Wishing you a pleasant day – and please say Hello to Loc!!
    much love, s.

  6. December 17th, 2009 at 05:52 | #6

    Really love the YSL boots! Great! <3


  7. December 17th, 2009 at 06:33 | #7

    as always you look so pretty and chic ! Your necklace is so beautiful and it matches so well with your black fur coat !!

  8. December 17th, 2009 at 07:07 | #8

    Gorgeous way to wear a jumpsuit! Glamorous, fun look. Ankle boots worn with socks looks kind of cute! I really like this outfit. :)

  9. December 17th, 2009 at 07:32 | #9

    Mmmh so to be Honest I must admit that beyond this question of stylish mixes I will never fail to be mesmerized by this yellow/snake-likesques soles’ “high content of bewitchment” . . . utterly Radiant on the last picture !!!
    ps: Hope you’re Well Dear Nini.

    Amicalement, Antoine

  10. December 17th, 2009 at 07:36 | #10

    nini- thanks for these tips on how to wear ankle boots.
    i love the all black outfit.

  11. December 17th, 2009 at 08:52 | #11

    I love ankle boots too and wear them with everything! I love that you did your photoshoot outside LV :)

  12. 6roove
    December 17th, 2009 at 09:51 | #12

    wow, i love yours platforms! and great fur :)

    watching the waves

  13. December 17th, 2009 at 10:02 | #13

    i love the necklace it seems so gorgeous!!! You’re in front of LV and you have starbucks coffee in ur hand so ironic:)


  14. December 17th, 2009 at 10:11 | #14

    hi nini,
    u hope all is well with you. haven’t heard from you in a while.
    love the trib too booties on you!
    i an definitley the ankle boot aficionado.
    stop by my blog ,i am hosting a free skincare giveaway from perricone.
    xo chauss

  15. December 17th, 2009 at 10:13 | #15

    hi nini,
    u hope all is well with you. haven’t heard from you in a while.
    love the trib too booties on you!
    i an definitley the ankle boot aficionado.
    stop by my blog ,i am hosting a free skincare giveaway from perricone.
    xo chauss

  16. December 17th, 2009 at 10:48 | #16

    fab! like the necklace too!

  17. Alex
    December 17th, 2009 at 11:04 | #17

    Hi Nini!!

    Thanks for the tip!! Definitely help when deciding what to wear with ankle boots.

    Love your jumpsuit!

  18. December 17th, 2009 at 11:35 | #18

    love your fur coat!!!

  19. December 17th, 2009 at 11:46 | #19

    Love how you always manage to make a muted color palette so elegant!

    xo SAUVAGE

  20. Whitney Smith
    December 17th, 2009 at 12:00 | #20

    Love this outfit with the necklace Nini. You always look so chic and the shoot outside of the LV store is cute.

  21. Susan
    December 17th, 2009 at 12:01 | #21

    Ohhhhh cool jumpsuit Nini. Thanks for the ankle boot tips.

  22. December 17th, 2009 at 12:39 | #22

    I’m totally in love of your style!!! Your are so class!


  23. December 17th, 2009 at 13:53 | #23

    This is such a great look! All black has always been a favorite look of mine.

  24. December 17th, 2009 at 14:52 | #24

    I’m within the scary 5’3 and under range so I’m always wary that ankle boots make me look short. You always wear them with pants so well! Still playing with that combo and trying to make it work for me.

  25. December 17th, 2009 at 14:52 | #25

    You are totally rockin’ those sunnies!!

  26. Joel
    December 17th, 2009 at 15:06 | #26

    Wow! not sure how tall you are but your leg look like it’s a mile long! You definitely rocking it!

  27. phuong
    December 17th, 2009 at 15:24 | #27

    Ankle boots are hard to wear. I have a pair of CL ankle boots, and although I don’t think they make me look short however I don’t think they make me look taller They look good with mini skirts or dresses,however I always end up changing into my normal classic pumps/shoes:).

    Recently I’ve read on redcarpet-fashionaward.com, the blogger made the same comments about how ankle boots make your legs look shorter…I so agree and not that we need to abandon the fab ankle boots…I guess I am not a big fan of them because I’m not super tall and I only want to wear things to make me look taller:)…..I see lots of bloggers are sooooooooooo into ankle boots and most of them have very similiar urban and edgy styles…their styles are almost always so predictable. I am always will always be a fan of beautiful classic fashion/styles:).

  28. December 17th, 2009 at 15:48 | #28

    you look so glamorous! love the booties, they’re sky high; the taller the better :)

    Clothes Are Cute
    Clothes Are Cute

  29. December 17th, 2009 at 16:19 | #29

    I want to love this post but there is something so contrived about intentionally carrying around a Starbucks coffee cup! I want the age of the Olsen imitations to please come to an end.


  30. December 17th, 2009 at 16:52 | #30

    I love this! You are absolutely working it!

  31. Natasha
    December 17th, 2009 at 16:57 | #31

    LOVE IT Nini!!!!! You definitely rock the ankle boot. Love this jumpsuit so much!! Let us know if you decide to put it on Ebay someday 😉

  32. December 17th, 2009 at 18:43 | #32

    nini you look super chic!love the vintage jumpsuit and faux fur.ultra glam. hope you have been well

  33. lisa
    December 18th, 2009 at 04:59 | #33

    such a great outfit. i love how you have used black and those boots are just fabulous.


  34. December 18th, 2009 at 07:49 | #34

    Love the fur and the ankle boots, fantastic ensemble again!

  35. December 18th, 2009 at 14:38 | #35

    Nini, your 2nd pic reminds me Dsquared² F/W 09 runway lol
    amazing outfit and styling as usual :)

    have a nice weekend~

    Best regards,

  36. December 18th, 2009 at 20:59 | #36

    Looking great as usual Nini. Have a wonderful holiday!

  37. December 19th, 2009 at 00:34 | #37

    Such a great look! I love the combination of materials, the fur, the simple jumpsuit, the shining stilletos and all in black.

  38. December 21st, 2009 at 11:05 | #38

    That outfit is so inspirational!

  39. December 23rd, 2009 at 01:03 | #39

    Those boots are killer. Actually, I love this entire outfit!

  40. January 11th, 2010 at 12:29 | #40

    Here, in Estonia, are snowing and the ground is white. So big snowmountains and so on. The best thing is, that trees are fabolous! The ice is on thei leafs, and it is so beautiful. Yesterday night, the temperature was -17(Celsius), so this is freezing and every day is like a night, but the snow glows..

    Greeting from Estonia, you look gorgeous!

  41. January 27th, 2010 at 21:52 | #41

    You were wearing this jumper when I first met you. It was fabulous

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