Over-the-knee boots have really made a name for themselves this year and I love it!! They offer a chic silhouette that elongates your legs, and many of them even have a block heel – the comfiest of the season!! While they look fantastic when styled correctly, they can be slightly intimidating at first. There are a few ways to stay on the classy end of the spectrum and away from looking to much like pretty woman.
- Dress for your body and comfort level. Testing a new trend can be sort of like trying a new workout. A little discomfort at first is okay, but pain is not! The first time you try something new in your wardrobe, you might be a little hesitant and unsure. Just remember, if you feel good there’s no harm in trying it out for a day! The worst that happens is you never wear it again!
- Start with a conservative version of the trend and work your way up. I live in my over-the-knee boots all winter!! However, most of the time I’m wearing them over denim or leggings. Pairing with pants is a great way to play it safe, and you’ll also be super cozy!! When it’s freezing cold in the winter I love having these as an added layer of warmth. Fashionable and functional!!
- Balance it out. When pairing your over-the knee boots with shorts, skirt, dress etc. keep the top conservative. You can achieve this balance with a higher neckline, or a chunky piece of outerwear. Here I’ve paired a fitted turtleneck with a cape. The top is great for layering and gives me a shape, but the cape really helps add some weight to the top half of my outfit to balance out the suede boots.
If you are like me and wear heels all the time to make up for your lack of height, these are your best friend!! When you put on booties, think of where your leg is cut – right at the bottom!! Such a harsh line makes the eye stop and your legs can appear shorter. With an over the knee boot, you are creating a streamline look that gives you legs for days – all in!!
Now let’s talk about these tweed shorts. If you caught my post Why You Need Tweed, you already know I LOVE this fabric! It looks rich and fabulous year round, but really makes a punch in the fall/winter months. No matter what piece fits your style, you can easily find jackets, skirts, shorts, and dresses all available in tweed. Black and white are two of my favorite “colors” so naturally these shorts were coming home with me! If you like a little more color in your life, I’ve included pieces below for you too!
In the past month, while waiting on fall to join us, I’ve been pairing these shorts with booties and heels for a season appropriate look that won’t have me sweating! So not to say booties aren’t doable, but I much prefer the look of a taller boot! Now that the cooler temps have arrived I’ll be adding tights and these gorgeous suede boots!
Styling tips for the top half :: Achieve a more classic look with a cape or coat. If you want to add a little edge to your tweed, opt for a leather jacket and a bold lip!
Sizing guide :: I can honestly say these shorts are true to size! It’s rare that I wear my size at Loft, but these worked!! I’m wearing the 0 and they fit perfect!
Shorts + Skirts
Dresses + Coats