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 snakeskin 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.
Wear your over the knee boots with everything from jeans, skirts, midi dresses and mini dresses, we love giving a hint of skin on the thighs, but then covering everything up with a midi dress paired with a pair of these boots.
Which over the knee boot is for you?
Over-the-knee boots come in so many varieties, there's definitely a style to suit your needs. Plus, this year ASOS have launched a range of different fits on select styles, so they come in petite, tall and wide leg to ensure you get the perfect fit for you.
You're likely to get the most wear out of a black pair, but we love other neutral shades like grey, khaki and taupe.
High-heeled over the knee boots are extremely flattering the style of the boot, as the heel will easily lengthen the leg. Stiletto heels are perfect to go with your evening looks, but chunky heels are definitely more wearable on a day-to-day basis.
Flat over-the-knee boots are ideal for everyday wear, making it easy to run around in. They can be flattering too, like we said try petite styles if you're shorter so they don't cut your legs off at the wrong point, and if your legs are really long it's worth buying a tall size, that way you still get a pair of over-the-knee boots.
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.