Saturday, December 11, 2010

Over-the-knee Boots: Where to Buy and How to Wear

Hello fashion lovers! Sorry for my one day hiatus but I had an exam yesterday, the last exam of my undergraduate degree in fact! I'm so relieved to be done and to have all this free time to blog but now that I have it I can't decide what to blog about today so I'm going to go with over-the-knee boots which have taken over this winter. Over-the-knee can be very casual, like a riding boot style, or very sexy with a big heel and a lace up design, and the one key to wearing them is keeping the rest of your outfit simple. Wear them with skinny jeans, jeggings or leggings, and a cardigan and tank top or if you are going out then pair them with a simple black dress and a pair of black tights. Over-the-knee boots are not for everyone though, I would really recommend keeping in mind your height when trying to pull them off. I think they may be a bit of a struggle for anyone under 5'4" but I think just a pair of tall riding boots are an awesome option so don't discount them! Also be sure to check out the motorcycle boot trend! I love a pair of tough boots with a pretty dress, the pretty tough style that Aritzia sparked a few seasons ago is still going strong and is very fashion forward. I've featured a few different styles below which are all available through Piperlime, an amazing shoes and accessories sites that sells designer garb online only. Other places to look for great boots include Winners, TJ Maxx, Holt Renfrew, Browns, and if you live in London like me, Fisher and Co.

'Charles by Charles David', retail for 165

Frye 'Shirley over the Knee', retail for 448

Joie 'Top of the World', retail for 625

Sam Edelman 'James', retail for 225