I fell for the over-the-knee boot trend as soon as I saw it. It was at once sexy and fashion-forward and yet practical, adding an extra layer of protection when it’s freezing out and you’re only wearing tights. This season, that extra layer of protection (along with its sexiness factor) is going up, up, up. The thigh-high boot may only be a few inches taller, but those few inches pack a lot of punch. They up the hotness factor of any outfit dramatically, and offer you a few extra inches of windchill protection, making it possible to wear minis and even long sweaters as dresses as it gets colder. But there’s a reason why we’ve had to work our way up to the thigh-high boot — it’s hard to shake its Pretty Woman, or as my husband calls them “hooker boot,” roots. The trick? While your legs may be covered up by the boots, treat them like a short mini, and balance out the sexy-factor by keeping the rest of your outfit fairly covered-up.
1. Mix and match textures. Leather thigh-high-boots look great against thick knits like a massive sweater dress, or an oversized cardigan. Suede thigh high boots look fab with a silky dress.
2. Peek-a-boo gimmick. Show just a tiny little amount of skin leg in either a pencil dress or skirt with a slit, or when pairing the THB with a mini dress or mini skirt, make sure their hems meet pretty close. To avoid the Pretty Woman channeling.
3. For office pair THB with a pencil skirt or dress, either with a tiny slit or not. The effect has to be that of dress over leather pants or leather tights with heels. No skin in sight. It’s a very fashion editorial meets street couture sophisticated office outfit.
4. For evening/dinner/fancy-schmancy encounter wear leather THB in black, with a black silk slip on dress, knee-length, high slit, lace hems, bare back, and add a fur coat over. Plus the inherent bling, which can be over-the-top opulent or just dainty, whatever floats your boat. It’s a dramatic incredibly sexy very tasteful outfit.
5. Fasual daytime-to-evening look. Pair the THB with a sweater dress that’s down to your knees, or a flirty knee-skirt with a tee and cosy cardigan on top. A wrap coat, a cape, or even a fur vest compete this chic but relaxed outfit.
6. Flash styles & textures. THB by definition are statement, over-the-top, kinda posh item, so it’s very easy to balance this effect by pairing them with something basic, simple, cozy, like a knee-length jersey dress par example, like a short A-line skirt with a 70s turtleneck, a vintage denim or suede dress… anything that’s not too in your face will work with THB.
ENJOY THIS ARTICLE AND STAY WARM....UNTIL NEXT TIME! J