Over the knee boots are one of those wardrobe essentials. I feel like every woman has a pair but more often than not they end up gathering dust at the back of our closets, patiently waiting for us to get the guts to wear them. Whenever I see girls wearing over the knee boots, or thigh highs I admire their commitment to the boot. They nearly always look fabulous and I almost always wish I was wearing their outfit. I set myself iPhone reminders telling myself to wear them more often and I try to emulate their style.
I’ve been seeing thigh high boots a lot this year. On Instagram, Twitter, blogs, on celebrities. They’ve been a really key feature in a lot of my bookmarked Instagram outfits (which is full of bloggers btw). I saw these red suede-look boots from MissPap in their sale and thought that I could have another go at the trend. I love the colour of them and we all know that red is the it colour of the season, and so for £17 I thought that I couldnt really go wrong with an over the knee boot experiment.
To wear over the knee boots well I think it takes a little outfit planning first of all. Over the knee boots aren’t just something that you throw on when you have to leave the house in one minute to catch your train. They aren’t always something that you can slip over a pair of jeans. Can you imagine how horrid these would look over anything other than a dark wash denim jean? Planning your over the knee outfit the night before will save you some stress over what to wear with the boots.
You also need to decide whether you’re a heel or flat boots kind of girl. I have these red stiletto boots from MissPap, that are, sadly, a bit of a bitch to walk in. Not because they’re heels but because they aren’t good quality. So I’m unlikely to be wearing these anywhere where I will have to walk far. Dinner, drinks at a bar etc are all fair game. But, I do have a very comfy pair of black over the knee boots from River Island that are a chunky wedge heel. They’re so comfy to wear and I could wear them to work all day (if that wasn’t inappropriate dress). Having one pair of over the knee boots is an essential, having two is indulgence.
Another thing to take into consideration is the texture of the over the knee boot. Some are suede, some are leather, some are pleather etc. If your wearing PVC pants, are velvet over the knee boots going to look great? No. Don’t mix two odd textures in one outfit, it just doesn’t sit right.
Lastly, I think you have to have a bit of gusto to pull these off. You have to strut with a certain confidence and know that the shoe you are wearing takes up a lot of space on your body. You have to be confident and feel good in them for them to truly look incredible.
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How are you styling your over the knee boots? Do you like them paired with a dress? Or over jeans? I would love to know how you style them over jeans as I just can’t get that combination to look right on me!
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