From the runway to your Instagram feed, over-the-knee boots are the look to nail this season. While they look effortlessly cool and easy to pull off on the pages of a magazine, any girl who’s ever actually tried them on (or maybe even taken them home) will tell you, they’re a bit harder to wear than Kendall Jenner would have you believe. That being said, you don’t have to be a model (or have the legs of one) to pull this style off. However intimidating and fashion forward over-the-knee boots can seem, you only need to keep a few tips in mind to wear these right:
- It’s all about your lines. Think about your silhouette and leg length when searching for the perfect boot – a heel is essential if you’re going for a leggy, sexy look, whereas a flat boot or chunkier short heel is great for a more casual, less intimidating, more reserved chic.
- Mix it up and keep ‘em guessing. Over-the-knee boots make a seriously sexy statement. If you’re feeling a bit more Pretty Woman than off-duty model, try styling your boots with oversized sweaters or looser shift dresses to keep things unexpected and nuanced.
- Experiment with fabrics and colours. This is a classic example of when you may not want to default to black! Try a light grey suede, or a buttery leather caramel brown – you’ll be surprised how it softens the look – possibly opening up more potential matches with what you already have in your closet.
- You don’t have to completely change your style. The over-the-knee boot is wildly popular this season – that means you can find it in everything from a zippered moto-inspired flat boot to a stacked-heel riding boot. If the classic, sexy thigh-high isn’t your thing, you’ll have endless other options to strut your stuff in style!
Take a look at just a few of the gorgeous over-the-knee options we’re loving below!
Jeffrey Campbell Raylan Over The Knee Boot, $239 CAD, Urban Outfitters
Daisy Street Lace Back Grey Over The Knee Boots, $89.73 CAD, ASOS
Fraella, $64.99 CAD, ALDO
Olena, $240 CAD, ALDO
High Jinks Over-the-Knee Boot, $197 CAD, Nasty Gal
ASOS KADE Heeled Over The Knee Boots, $95.74 CAD, ASOS