Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Over-The-Knee Boots



Boots: Aldo
Pants: Gap
Blouse: Zara
Bag and Watch: Michael Kors

We started seeing these boots back in February on the F/W Fashion Week runways. Big designers like Ralph Lauren and Alexander Wang were showing their own version of the lengthy boots.  Ralph Lauren showed a pair of off-gray tight suede over the knee boots, while Alexander Wang sent a pair of black V-cut boots down the runway. Both provided a sneak peak at what we would be seeing on the streets this season.

Since February, this style of boot has blown up and it seems as though every designer now has their own version of it. You can find these boots from designers like Phillip Lim, Charlotte Olympia, Christian Louboutin, and many, many more. Now you are also pretty much guaranteed to find them in every color, cut, and fit. The appearance of these boots has greatly changed since 2010-2011.

A few years ago, when you thought “over-the-knee” boot, you most likely wouldn’t have pictured what they have become today. Designers have changed any previous ideas of what these boots are supposed to look like. They have made them even taller, in different materials, and have added different detailing to some of the styles. They have reinvented them.

  When over-the-knee boots came down the runway this year, they were shown with long satin gowns and classy short cut dresses. This was the first step of their new persona. Next, big bloggers started picking up on them and you couldn’t scroll down a blog without seeing a pair of these lurking somewhere. Suddenly, social media was filled up with big Hollywood actresses and singers wearing these boots. This is how the “over-the-knee” boot exploded.

Everyone has their own way of wearing the over-the-knee boot. Model Chrissy Teigen usually pairs them with a pair of denim cut off shorts, or jeans for a laid back look. Miranda Kerr was seen wearing a pair of Christian Louboutin boots in Japan just a few days ago. She paired them with white and black printed dress and a white trench coat. Other big named celebrities you can find wearing these include Olivia Palermo, Gwen Stefani, Kate Moss, Kourtney Kardashian, and Victoria Beckham.

I bought these boots from Aldo a few weeks back, and I have fallen in love with them! The length is perfect, the suede material is hard to stain, and the heel gives you a little height without being too noticeable. I must say although I do love these boots, I think the top of them are a little too big. They have an elastic piece to fit most legs in the back, but I would have liked them to be more snug and tight at the top.

I paired these boots with my favorite moss green pants. The colors complimented each other perfectly. I then added this paisley-like printed blouse I got from Zara on Black Friday. I finished the look off by adding my favorite Michael Kors watch and bag. My favorite colors for this season are these neutral and earth tone colors.

These boots are a staple piece for fall/winter. I’m sure you’ll be seeing these outfitted even far into the spring time. The boldness of the length adds the perfect “wow” factor to any outfit. Dress them up with a gown, or dress them down with a pair of shorts, and they will look chic and effortless with anything. These boots are guaranteed to be the staple piece with whatever you wear.

     How would you style these boots? Are there any particular colors or styles you love for the upcoming season?

-Katie








27 comments:

  1. I love those boots! I've been trying to find a cute and affordable over-the-knee pair for the longest time now. So far, I'm just making do with cheapo ones :/

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    1. I know, that is the downside to this style of boot, they seem to be much more expensive than the others. I must say though, you get what you pay for. I was reluctant about spending that much money on these, but they're very durable and seem like they will last a while!

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  2. This boots look amazing on you Katie, I think that this type of boots look good only on a tall girls with beautiful legs like yours!
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    1. That is so sweet of you to say. I think they look beautiful on all shapes and sizes! They can help subtly lengthen and elongate the legs. I appreciate you stopping by, and I'm glad you enjoyed the post.

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  3. These are fabulous! I just got a pair of gray over the knee boots and I am obsessed with them. They lengthen your legs so much and go with almost anything. It's a great alternative to the riding boot which has taken over everywhere.
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    1. I'm so jealous! I want a pair of grey boots so badly. Where did you get yours from?
      You're 100% correct, they work wonders for your legs, haha. You make a really good point too, riding boots are everywhere now-a-days. These are a nice change!

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    2. I got mine from Steve Madden! I have to do an outfit with them soon :)

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    1. Thank you for your comment, I'm glad you liked the post! :)

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  5. You look marvelous, girl. Love the boots.
    xox
    Lenya
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    1. Thank you so much! These boots are amazing, I've been wearing them non-stop.

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  6. Love this brown top! You look great!

    XX

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    1. Thank you! This top had a lot of personality, so I thought it would be best to pair it with some more neutral pants, shoes, etc!

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  7. How chic is this?? Love that bag and those over the knee boots!

    xx freshfizzle

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed the post!

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    1. Thank you, that's a huge compliment! That's what I'm always hoping to go for, so I appreciate your feedback!

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  9. I love this outfit so much! You look great - the boots are so lovely :) xx

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  10. The boots look amazing on you! I've struggled to find the right ones for me as Im petite but I think I may have spotted an option form Stuart Weitzman! x
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    1. Thank you so much! Yeah, that is the only difficult thing about this style is it can look to long or short on different leg sizes. Stuart Weitzman has some of the best over-the-knee boots!

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  11. You look amazing! I absolutely love your boots and bag! x

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  12. Hi sweets! I love this post! Btw, I featured you on my recent post! Come and check it out!

    Lilly. xx
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    1. I'm really glad you liked it! I just checked it out, and you're so sweet. I really appreciate you including me on there!

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