Translating trends from the runway is sometimes expensive and unrealistic. One of the wearable trends that I love from the Fall 2013 runways is the over the knee boot. This is totally one of those trends that took a bit of time to grown on me. Visions of Pretty Woman and Julia Roberts in those patent leather knee high boots flashed through my head. Obviously my association with over the knee boots was not a good one. I can gladly say that is no longer the case.

Here’s the inspiration:

over-the-knee-boots-on-the-fall-2013-runwaysI love them. They’re fabulous and chic and sassy all rolled into one. Here are my tips for rocking some amazing over the knee boots:

1. Remember you’re a lady, not a streetwalker. Make sure you wear them over skinnies, or with a longer skirt. Avoid short skirts or shorts. The pairing with either of those is pushing the limits and strays back into Julia Roberts/Pretty Woman territory and that is a no-no.

2. Stick with suede or basic leather in neutral colors. Patent leather is (you guessed it) out. Go with black, brown, grey or tan.

3. Keep the top classy and covered. Although the knee high boots are technically covering more, they offer an allure that should be balanced on the top half. Think structured blazer, button up shirt, cozy sweater- that type of thing.

Now, on to the boots!! Let’s play another round of Splurge vs. Save:

Splurge:

Gianvito Rossi Suede Over the Knee Boot, $1,570
Gianvito Rossi Suede Over the Knee Boot, $1,570

Save:

Forever 21 Sleek Over the Knee Boots $45
Forever 21 Sleek Over the Knee Boots $45

Splurge:

3.1 Phillip Lim Kitty Thigh High Pointed Boot, $813.99
3.1 Phillip Lim Kitty Thigh High Pointed Boot, $813.99

Save:

Forever 21 Bombshell Over-the-Knee Boots $45
Forever 21 Bombshell Over-the-Knee Boots $45

Now on to the styling. Here’s some ideas of how to style them on a daily basis:

Kate Moss
Kate Moss

Kimberly, Penny Pincher Fashion

Kimberly, Penny Pincher Fashion
Kimberly, Penny Pincher Fashion

So cute! What do you think? Yay or nay on this trend?

XO,
Adriele

 

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