The over the knee boot is quite the fashion trend to take on it’s definitely not for the faint-hearted, but they stylish and statement, and we love them.
With the fashion trend continuing long into this autumn/winter too, it’s time to invest in some brand new boots, and we have just the selection for you to shop.
Worn in the right way, this power player can completely transform your wardrobe. They can make an outfit feel entirely more seasonal and luxurious.
Just make sure you get the right pair for you. The biggest downfall with over the knee boots is to have the boots wearing you, you want to feel comfortable and confident, whether you’ve chosen flat, chunky heels, stilettos or lace-up thigh-high boots.
For the ultimate OTK boot, Stuart Weitzman’s pair is the way to go. The super-suede thigh-high style first popped up a few seasons ago on the street style scene and since has come in a range of chic shades, from cool blush to classic black. But with prices starting from £475, the high street might be your best bet.
They featured on the runways at The Blonds, Zimmerman, Custo Barcelona, Christian Siriano and more and while the thigh-high versions might not be the most wearable day-to-day they are definitely creeping up more and more.
The Blonds were the most statement over the knee boots we saw, with snake skin prints in an array of colours. These boots will definitely make a statement.
Grab them in this season's must have colour red, for an eye-catching take on the look. ASOS have some perfect offerings, just keep the rest of the outfit muted otherwise you'll look like an extra from Pretty Woman.
For day-to-day wear flat boots or those with block heels are your best option, for comfort mainly, you’ll find these everywhere from Nicholas Kirkwood to Dune.
For the evening a more statement pair should be ushered in, we particularly love the Kendall and Kylie designs you can get from Very. Yes, they’re definitely on the higher end of the high street price, but with lace up details and gorgeous fabrics, they are worth the investment.
Spotted on celebrities and street style stars, like Gigi Hadid and Olivia Palermo, this trend is now being styled with oversized sweaters, skirts, and casual shorts. The relaxed but elegant look is made complete with a feminine flash of skin at the thighs.
Which over the knee boot is for you?
Whether you love a high heel to lengthen your legs or prefer the comfort of a flat sole, there is an over-the-knee boot for you. Choose standard black boots to match all your outfits or embrace the new range of subdued browns, soft greys, and taupe shades.
High-heeled over the knee boots are extremely flattering the style of the boot and the heel will make you appear taller than normal and lengthen your legs too. Stiletto heels are perfect to go with your evening looks, but chunky heels are definitely more wearable on a day-to-day basis.
You can’t beat the comfort and practicality of a flat sole, and thankfully these boots look just as good without a heel as they do with. If you’re shorter in stature, pick up a pair that finishes just above the knee to maximise your thigh length and make you appear taller. If you are naturally tall, you can get away with any height of over-the-knee boots.
If you’re looking to take this trend to the next level and add some extra wow-factor, pick up a pair of the lace-up variety. No matter what you choose, you won’t be disappointed. This footwear trend is bold, glamorous and seductive. Best reserved for a night out, lace-up over-the-knee boots are the statement shoe of the season. Whether they lace-up in the front or the back, the graphic look of this trend will draw all eyes to your legs, so let them stand out.
Grey, brown, taupe and burgundy are the new boot colours to try this season. So if you bought a black pair of over the knee boots last year, try one of these more standout shades. Warm and soft, these colours are perfect for adding a little lightness to your winter wardrobe.