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How To Wear Boots

Fashion blogger Stylifiq who blogs at Style by Stylifiq   gives us tips on how to look fabulous in boots.

The short rains are here with us, again. The strappy sandals and cute ballerina flats that served us so well during the hotter months don’t seem to be cutting it quite as well with the muddy puddles and overflowing storm drains that are quite common during the rainy season. So begs the question, what shoes would be perfect for this weather? The answer, boots! Boots come in a variety of lengths and designs.

Calf length boots : http://www.batakenya.com

They also vary based on the material they are made of. Whether you are tall, petite or plus size, wearing the right pair of boots can add instant chic points to your look.

How to wear boots:

Tall boots, {Knee length and over the knee boots}
Wear these with full or narrow skirts that just cover the top of the boot or opt for short skirts with brightly colored tights or thigh high socks.
Tall boots can also be paired well with your every day dresses.
When wearing pants, the skinny jeans tucked in look is perfected by tall boots.
Ankle boots
These boots go very well with long skirts that are fuller at the bottom as well as long narrow skirts. Preferably the skirt should be long enough to go over the top of the boot.
These boots can also be worn with short, close fitting skirts, with or without tights. If you must wear midi skirts with ankle boots, be sure to have tights or stockings on to cover your legs

These boots go well with all kinds of pants, except of course, cropped pants.

Boots for petite women

Although petite women can get away with almost any kind of boots, it would be wise to steer clear of over-the-knee boots. These make the legs appear even shorter and make a woman appear stumpy which isn’t flattering. Mid calf and ankle boots are most flattering with either a lot of leg or no leg showing.
Wide leg boots and plus size women.
These are boots that are made with women with wide legs or larger calves in mind. They provide a way for plus size women to wear stylish boots while still being comfortable.
Plus size women should opt for tall boots as opposed to ankle boots for a trimmer look.
Wear boots in a heel size that is comfortable for you or opt for flat boots.
Tall women and boots
While a slim stiletto boot may be tempting for most women, many tall women may shy away from this boot as they may not want to add to their height. For tall women who aren’t particularly fond of flat boots, Kitten heels become a welcome middle ground. Go for slim one inch heels tucked under the heel. Short wedges also form a fashionable compromise.
You can find flat boots in interesting cuts for that chic classy look.
  • Either show no leg or show a lot of leg. Showing just a little leg can be quite unflattering and take away inches from your height.
  • Before buying any boots try them on to make sure they fit properly, are’t too tight and are comfortable to walk in. Ask to take a few paces while wearing them to feel how they rub against your legs.
  • Do not wear boots that are too tight as these may block proper blood circulation in your legs. Wear boots that are close fitting around the calf.
  • Do not tuck baggy or wide legged jeans into boots to avoid ballooning at the calf which can be very unflattering
In summary, pick boots that flatter your overall frame and that you feel comfortable and confident in. Walk with your head held high knowing come rain, come shine you are rocking the scene! XoXo, StYl.
About the author:  Claire ‘Stylifiq’ is a Kenyan fashion blogger, the founder and editor of Style by Stylifiq. Find her on Facebook or on Twitter.

Confident Femininity

Classy. Sassy. Chic. Beautiful. Fascinating. Confident.

There is something new on our Marie Claire collection. And, there’s more! Like this…..

View entire collection on www.batakenya.com


What do you mean you don’t have a baby sister, a daughter, a niece…. get them for your neighbor’s kid if you have to!

These cute little boots which are now in Bata stores are just too cute to pass up!

What’s more? With a wide range of kids sports shoes and sandals also now in stores, little miss and her male counterpart, will be spoilt for choice. Sample these :

For more details, visit our website www.batakenya.com

Free Easter Goodies

Lots of goodies for you and your loved ones to enjoy as we make the Easter season special for you and those you love!

Up to 26th April 2011, we are giving you various items as detailed below, every time you make a purchase.

Remember, if you can’t make up your mind on what to get your loved one, not to worry!  Bata Gift Vouchers will be appreciated by your loved one even more, as they will give them the gift of choosing their own gift!

 wishes you a blessed Easter season!

Only Ladies With A Sense Of Style!

You were warned! Only ladies with a keen sense of style need check this out 🙂 – Now available at a Bata store near you.

Size Matters!

Let’s talk matters of size. First of all, size does matter. 🙂 If you don’t believe size matters, try going to a party in a shoe that’s a size smaller.

We have received several queries regarding shoe sizes lately. We wish to address them here.

Ladies Shoes

MOST of our ladies shoes range from size 3 to 8. However we do have size 9 for some styles.

A show card

Mens Shoes

MOST of our men’s shoes range from size 6 to size 11. We do have size 12 and 13 for some designs though.

As we speak now, there are several pairs of size 12 and 13 shoes in our warehouse and in some stores.

Once in a while we get special orders for Safari boot size 14 and 15 especially for export and we make them too.

Big shoe sizes at stores

At any given time there are big sizes (big here refers to size 9 for ladies and size 12 and 13) are available in selected stores – mostly our flagship stores. If you require shoes out of our regular shoe size range described above, next time you are shopping for shoes, ask the shop assistants what big size shoes they have.

In stores that have them, you will find a show card on the shoe shelves indicating that there are big sizes available.

If you have any problem regarding big sizes – like you are trying to get a big size shoe in vain, please leave a comment here and we’ll do our best to assist you.

Thank you for shopping with Bata!