Mid-length boots -- also referred to as mid-calf boots -- get a bad rap for cutting off the leg line at a most unflattering spot. Neither short nor tall, mid-length boots must be paired with wardrobe pieces that offer the appearance of height -- this makes slipping on your skinnies a fashion no-brainer. While you can also opt to cover your boots with a boot-cut or flared jean, choosing skinny jeans lets you show off the boot while avoiding the bulk underneath.

Get the Skinny

Skinny jeans -- particularly those in a darker wash -- create a long, lean line when tucked into mid-calf boots. If you’re on the petite side, opt for a mid or high heel and keep the jeans and boots in the same general color family. Rock a dark-wash denim with black boots or burgundy skinnies with a stacked-heel chocolate or cognac boot. Tall and slender frames have the added bonus of picking any color combo -- think white jeans with brown boots and faded blue denim with camel boots. Team your jeans and boots with a body-balancing tunic or flowing blouse for a head-to-toe look that does justice to your stylish mid-calf boots.