They’re baaaaaaack! Just when you finally parted with your over-the-knee boots, they’re suddenly on every runway in 2014. The good news is, this year’s style is more wearable and, shall we say, less trashy looking.
But how do you wear them without looking like you’re trying out for the stage version of Pretty Woman?
Here are some styling tips:
Avoid the urge to get over-the-knee boots with very high stiletto heels or platforms. While you might like the extra inches to your stature, you risk looking very tacky or yesteryear at best. Look for any type of heel that has more substance to it than a thin stiletto.
If you’re wearing a dress or tunic, add tights, leggings or thigh high socks in a complimentary color. Make sure the dress is not more than a few inches above the top of the boot (unless you are wearing tights).
If you’re wearing skinny jeans, add a button down shirt and boyfriend jacket or chunky sweater and scarf.
If you’re petite choose a boot with a high heel to elongate your legs. Do not chose a boot that comes up too high over the knee, and be sure to match your leggings, tights and jeans in the same color as the boots to give you some length.
If you’re tall, try a flat style. You can even go thigh high as opposed to just above the knee. You can also go bare legged.
Avoid too many contrasting colors, and refrain from wearing low cut tops or skin tight short dresses.
Below are some examples of high and low heeled over-the-knee boots in all price ranges and colors.
Calvin Klein Averie for $199
Shoe Dazzle Aaliyah for $39
Stuart Weitzman 50/50 for $635
Chinese Laundry Riley for $99
Nature Breeze Olympia for $48
The trick is, keep the outfit simple and let your boots be the star. In other words, all business on top and all party on the bottom.