You don’t need me to tell you that everything looks different on a model than it does in real life. Over-the-knee boots are a biggie. On the catwalk, they look effortlessly stunning and easy to pull off, nonchalantly paired with a micro mini or a floating dress, cut up to the thigh. In real life, they’re a little trickier to wear — they make a statement, conjure up images of our favourite “Pretty Woman”, and don’t always agree with the rest of our wardrobe. Scroll through for the styling lessons and the shopping details to get you started.
OK, I’ll admit: they’re challenging; but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth a try and that they won’t actually work with the right pieces, for everybody. Yes, every body type. They are the ‘IT’ boot for fall winter. These versatile boots come in a variety of materials and lengths and are guaranteed to look great with any outfit.
Want to rock the ’70s trend but not a fan of the high-waisted trouser? Opt for a miniskirt and top, finishing off the look with a pair of suede boots. I opted for a suede miniskirt and a ruffle detail top from trusted Zara, finishing off the look with a pair of suede boots that match the skirts fabric perfectly.
Another big fall/winter fashion trend I’ve noticed on social media in the last few weeks is lace-up boots. There are so many different kinds: there are over-the-knee, super sexy lace-up boots that will make it look like you’re channeling Kylie Jenner. To take it down a notch, there are knee-high lace-up boots that look a little boho and fun. Here I styled mine with for a Saturday night out with the girls night out in a short metallic detail dress. Over-the-knee lace up boots give off a sexier vibe, especially when worn with a dress.
Some things to keep in mind when shopping or styling your knee high or over the knee boots-
- Quality first and foremost. Pick thigh high boots that look expensive, are comfortable and fit well. It’s a statement piece, a rare fashion investment, so do it wisely.
- Mix and match textures. Leather thigh-high-boots look great against thick knits like a massive sweater dress, or an oversized cardigan. Suede thigh high boots look fab with a silky dress.
- Peek-a-boo gimmick. Show just a tiny little amount of skin leg in either a pencil dress or skirt with a slit, or when pairing the THB with a mini dress or mini skirt, make sure their hems meet pretty close. To avoid the Pretty Woman channeling.
- For office pair THB with a pencil skirt or dress, either with a tiny slit or not. The effect has to be that of dress over leather pants or leather tights with heels. No skin in sight. It’s a very fashion editorial meets street couture sophisticated office outfit.
- For evening/dinner/fancy-schmancy encounter wear leather THB in black, with a black silk slip on dress, knee-length, high slit, lace hems, bare back, and add a fur coat over. Plus the inherent bling, which can be over-the-top opulent or just dainty, whatever floats your boat. It’s a dramatic incredibly sexy very tasteful outfit.
With all the tips, tricks, and real-life proof you need, we’ve made a case for the over-the-knee boot trend right here. Whether you’re curvy, petite, or tall, we highly encourage you to step up your footwear game.
Look 1- Top, Skirt & Boots all Zara
Look 2- Dress Zara, Belt Ferragamo and Boots Koovs
Image Courtesy- Neha Pandey Photography
Location Courtesy- Circus, South Extn New Delhi