Ask the Fashion Police: Can I wear capri pants with boots?

Capripants Dear Fashion Police,

I was rarely out of my black capri pants this summer, and I’m reluctant to give them up now that winter’s here. Can I wear them with boots, do you think, or is that a big fashion no-no?

~ Laura

Well, Laura, it’s a difficult one. To be completely honest, I think capri pants and boots can look a little bit odd, but if you want to wear them together, I have two pieces of advice for you:

1. Narrow capri pants : the wider ones will just flap around your calves, make your legs look short, and be generally a bit strange.

2. Long boots. Make sure there’s absolutely no flesh showing between boots and pants, even when you sit down.

Alternatively, you can always stick to the pants and get some long black socks to wear underneath.

What does everyone else think of capri pants and boots together?


  • November 20, 2007


    Actually, capris and boots was a big look over here in Norway. About 7-8 years ago. It looked a bit naff then and still does, but hey – at least we don’t wear those boots that look like thick socks with chunky soles anymore.
    I’d rather go with tight capris, opaque tights and a pair of those dainty ankle boots that are so hot at the moment.

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  • November 21, 2007


    I’m sorry but I think capri pants and boots together will just make you look like an extra from Star Trek. Maybe you could try to find a pair of trousers that fit you as well as your capri’s.

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  • November 21, 2007


    I’m not a fan of this combination at all. Though I do like Fashiongeek’s bright opaques and shoe boots suggestion!

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  • September 23, 2009


    Honestly, Where what you want, if somone takes the time out of their day to say somthing about how they dont like you boots with capris, they have no life and you should feel sorry for them. There are bigger issues in the world besides your boots with capris, so if you like them, wear them, be yourself. Not who other people see as attractive. 😀

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  • January 29, 2010


    I actually think that narrow capri pants work if you wear tights underneath. This way, no flesh shows even when you sit =)

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