Over-the-knee boots are such a classy act that it’s hard to believe that they can be so practical as well. Yet when autumn chills arrive, they become essential, and 2014 is no exception.
This trend is easy to wear, although most of us can’t emulate Rita Ora’s metallic cutaways, Beyoncé’s Tom Ford peep-toes, or the same designer’s monochrome OTKs for Miley Cyrus, who also offset suede boots with ’80s acid-wash shorts and a graphic denim jacket. Nor can we follow Rihanna’s tropical print top and nude gladiators, her leather stirrup leggings, or Pixie Lott’s star-spangled white over-the-knees at London’s G-A-Y last March.
We could possibly take note of Kloe Kardiashian’s classic styling, or sister Kim’s white front-split pencil skirt, which showcased her black heeled footwear. We could wear Cuban or chunky heels like Gisele and Dakota Fanning did, and we do so approve of Katy Perry, who embraced Chanel, adding a short faux fur jacket and hooped skirt.
OTKs adapt to just about any clothing and occasion. Mix a suede pair with a short leather skirt for a contrast of textures. Minis provide an ideal length, leaving a gap that will enhance your frame, but if you’re on the tall side, skinnies may be the answer, balanced by a wide hat. Don’t desert your thigh-highs at night, though – dress them up with a floaty outfit, or a black mini dress. Georgia May Jagger accessorised hers with a wide belt and suede boots, but if you really want to turn heads, copy Candice Swanepoel’s tiny diamond cut-outs that travel the length of the leg. Opt for lace-ups for a more casual version of this.
Miranda Kerr loves over-the-knees, whether it’s Hermes or Stuart Weitzman, with a Balenciaga print, or a thick coat and knitted frock. Try grey suede with a patterned tea dress, or throw a pale pink coat over skinnies, as Olivia Palermo did. A shift always suits those of us with a more everyday kind of life style. Try a sweater dress and suede footwear, both in nude or pale grey – it stands out as no deeper shade could! Alternatively, match jeans and jacket to your boots, but contrast with a bright scarf.
We’re confident that by now, you consider yourself lucky to have a wardrobe staple that’s indispensable in terms of both style and practicality, and that you’re busy planning the rest of your winter around your over-knee-boots.
Over-The-Knee-Boots Trend, 2014: The featured photo is of Johanna Olsson wearing a pair of over-the-knee-boots from Giuseppe Zanotti
Over The Knee Boots Outfits: Angelica Blick is wearing a pair of black leather Zalando over the knee boots
Paris Sue is wearing black knee high boots
Veronica Ferraro is wearing thigh high boots from Sarenza
Jessica R. is wearing an over the knee boots outfit from, the boots are from Guess
Lisa RVD is wearing all black, over the knee boots and dress from Office and Boris Bidjan Saberi respectively
Elsa Ekman is wearing over the knee boots and skirts from River Island
Erica Hoida is wearing dark grey over-the-knee boots from Stuart Weitzman
Over The Knee Boots Trend: Nika Huk is wearing a grey stretch suede boots from Choies
Daniela Ramirez is wearing thigh high boots from Guess
Over The Knee Boots Trend: Marianna Hewitt is wearing black suede highland boots from Stuart Weitzman
Jessie Chanes is wearing black over-the-knee boots from Uterqüe
Over The Knee Boots Trend: Helena Glazer is wearing boots from Stuart Weitzman
Aimee Song is wearing Turner stretch-leather thigh high boots from Jimmy Choo
Over The Knee Boots Fashion Trend: Julie Sarinana is wearing lowland over-the-knee boots from Stuart Weitzman
Sylvia Haghjoo is showing off the over the knee boots fashion trend excellently
Anouska Proetta Branson is wearing black over the knee boots from Guess
Annabelle Fleur is wearing a Saddle over-the-knee boots from Sergio Rossi
Over The Knee Boots Fashion Trend: Katarzyna Tusk is wearing boots from Prima Moda
Over The Knee Boots Outfits: Jess Ann Kirby is wearing over the knee boots from Sam Edelman
Lian Galliard is wearing black flat over the knee boots from Zara
Alexandra Pereira is wearing high heeled over the knee boots from Oxygene
Dress Up Over The Knee Boots Trend: Evangelie Smyrniotaki is wearing boots from Gianvito Rossi
Over The Knee Boots Trend: Caroline Louis is wearing over the knee boots from Chanel
Stella Wants To Die is wearing over the knee flat boots from Krack
Danielle Bernstein is wearing over the knee leather boots from Stuart Weitzman
Barbora Ondrackova is wearing black over the knee boots from Zara
Kenza Zouiten is wearing brown above the knee boots from H&M
Over The Knee Boots Trend: Jacey Duprie is wearing the 5050 boots from Stuart Weitzman
Thigh High Boots Trend: Johanna Olsson is wearing thigh high boots from Giuseppe Zanotti
Louise Ebel is wearing grey thigh high boots from Ralph Lauren
Trend, Over-The-Knee Boots: Julie Sarinana is wearing a pair from Stuart Weitzman
Annette Haga is wearing green thigh high boots from Aldo. (Actually love it all.)
Bo Mulder is another advocate of the thigh high boots trend
Blair Eadie is wearing grey Highland over the knee boots from Stuart Weitzman
Wendy Nguyen is wearing burgundy over the knee boots from Joie
Over-The-Knee Boots Trend, 2014: Lucy Williams is wearing over the knee boots from Stuart Weitzman
Amber Fillerup Clark is wearing her praline over-the-knee boots from Stuart Weitzman
Jessie Chanes is wearing over-the-knee boots from Bershka
Janni Deler is wearing a over the knee lace-up boots designed by Rebecca Stella
Over The Knee Boots Trend: Sandra Willer is wearing a pair of black over the knee boots from Nelly
Wendy Nguyen is wearing a black over-the-knee-boots from Gianvito Rossi