Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Sleek, sexy, flattering and wearable–this season’s over-the-knee boots have it all

Sam Edelman suede over the knee boot - black alsoSomehow once you put on a pair of this season’s over-the-knee boots you’ll not want to wear anything else.  The over-the-knee boot is not just one of this season’s most popular style staples (and selling at speed of light) but their chic and streamlined appeal work with everything from dresses to jeans and leggings, a versatility you won’t find with most other boots.

You may think that this boot is not for you if you’re used to wearing anything else, but it’s well worth having a go.  They will make your legs look longer, make you look taller and on top of everything else they’re a key look for this season.

Black suede are the most useful although taupe and grey can be seriously sexy. Steve Madden has a very good collection at not outrageous prices and these are flying out of the stores.  Be aware that this US designer’s sizes are generous and you will probably want to take half a size down.  There’s a very good selection of his Steve Madden thigh boots – still in most sizes – also at Zalando.
Carvela Sammy over the knee bootGianvinto Rossi suede over the knee boot - other coloursSteve Madden dark brown suede over the knee bootReiss Vale over the knee suede bootCarvela mid block heel over the knee boot - black alsoDune mix material stretch bootsDune high heel platform over the knee bootDune block heel over the knee bootSaint Laurent stretch suede over the knee bootSteve Madden black leather over the knee boot
If you’re going to buy ‘just’ one pair make them black suede and preferably with a block heel that you can walk in comfortably, but are high enough – without being ridiculously high – so that they’ll take you from day to dark.  The flattest over-the-knee boots look great but are much harder to wear in the evening; the highest heels, for me at least, would be impossible to wear all day.
LK Bennet Anouk black suede over the knee bootMichael Michael Kors black suede over the knee bootMiss KG Vegas black suede over the knee bootDune fringed brown suede over the knee bootDune stretch back black suede over the knee boot
To me ease of access is also important, particularly if you want to pull them on with jeans or leggings so look for a pair with a back or side zip. 
Steve Madden Octagon black suede over the knee boots
One word of warning, make sure that the style you choose isn’t too tight at the top, that’s definitely not a good look.

These black suede Octagon Steve Madden boots tick all the boxes for me.  And they’re selling the fastest from all of the stores, so grab a pair for yourself right now, don’t wait to put them on your Christmas list.

Working with pretty much everything, if you invest in just one accessory make sure it’s a pair of these sexy, style conscious boots.