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How to Wear Utility Boots: 3 Easy Outfit Ideas

After I wrote this post about these Xhilaration 'Kayden' Utility Boots from Target, I received a couple questions about how to style this rugged, low boot. Here are three outfit ideas to get you thinking about ways to pair this comfortable yet stylish shoe with things you might already own in your closet. How would you style these boots?

A tough utility boot is the perfect contrast to a tender, hippie-chic dress. Understated accessories like a convertible leather-look handbag, woven belt and turquoise pendant necklace finish the look.

Black shorts and a black button-down shirt create a polished, put-together starting point. Add a denim jacket to mimic the worn-in look of the boots, then a pop of color with a functional bag (the one shown here can be worn 3 ways and comes in 8 colors!).

Skinny jeans tuck effortlessly into the Kayden. Add a feminine top to soften the rough look of the boots, and keep the overall color palette mellow.
I love this throw back to the 70's look. The boots are so versatile, they will literally go with anything!
#1 DiscountDiva (Homepage) on 2009-05-01 17:56 (Reply)
Just picked up these boots on my last trip to Target. They were marked down to $8.74! Can't wait to try your suggested outfits.
#2 Megan on 2009-05-01 18:02 (Reply)
I think I will have to go hunting for these to my nearest Target store. Can't wait to try them out!
#3 Nonie on 2009-05-01 18:17 (Reply) loving the second look. black shorts/shirt and denim jacket. i might replace black with white though :-) since i have a pair of white shorts!
#4 Nonie on 2009-05-01 18:18 (Reply)
8.74$?! i was looking them when i went to target but i couldn't find them sadly. i like the last outfit most!
#5 piggy on 2009-05-01 19:43 (Reply)
Outfit #1 gets my vote! If we were voting ... Which we're really not ... Haha.
#6 Katie on 2009-05-01 20:07 (Reply)
Love the second and third outfit! I wear mine with sundresses a lot too! and I really really want that bag that comes in 8 colors and can be worn 3 ways! talk about making the most of 1 bag! awesome find.
#7 Talk Pretty To Me (Homepage) on 2009-05-01 22:35 (Reply)
Nice outfits, very well put together. My fav is #1, low slung boots always look modern and cute with spring dresses.
#8 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2009-05-01 22:57 (Reply)
i love d 3rd combination..its very chic n easy 2 carry off as well :-D
#9 prianca (Homepage) on 2009-05-02 00:31 (Reply)
I love your outfits!! Good work BB!
#10 Real Style Real people (Homepage) on 2009-05-02 07:18 (Reply)
Love the boots. Doubt if I will find them for $8.74. I love them with spring looks like you didn't give thought to the outfit but it is together and trendy/
#11 Barbara (Homepage) on 2009-05-02 17:06 (Reply)
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