Fashion has been paying homage to the trends of the 70s the past few months. These were periods of cool and fun fashion with funky prints, earthy tones and textures such as fur, leather and suede all wardrobe staples. The past few seasons have seen a revival of the swinging 70s and, while I’m not the biggest fan of jumping on the bandwagon and following every single fashion trend, there are some aspects that I do like at the moment, one of which is the over the knee boot.
Admiring my new over the knees, €28 from Penneys
Come winter, boots are my favourite thing in the whole world. They keep your feet warm and dry but I also think they dress up an outfit so much. We recently did a piece on our favourite ankle boots but this week, we’re talking over the knee boots. I just got my first pair and while I must admit I was a bit intimidated at first to wear them, I absolutely love them now. I think they look really stylish and fashionable and can definitely be worn or day. They also eliminate the need to shave and tan your legs…winning! I think they look great with mini skirts and chunky tights for a cool and cosy winter look but are equally fab over jeans! Here’s a couple of our favourites that will have you looking effortlessly chic, without making you look like Julia Roberts in her Pretty Woman days!
Brown over the knee heeled boots, €95 (River Island)
I LOVE these boots. I think they’ll be my next purchase. They’re available in black also which is probably an easier colour to pull off but I think the tan colour is very expensive looking. With a small stiletto heel, these would look fantastic with bare legs, a denim mini skirt and a thin knit polo neck, for a casual night out/dinner ensemble. Also available in black. Obsessed!
Over the knee high heel leather boots, €159 (Zara)
These boots are the epitome of sexy! They will give the illusion of endless legs. If you dare to bare, these would look amazing with tuxedo style playsuit. Alternatively, pair them with black tights and a chunky knit jumper dress for a more subtle look. Whatever you wear these with, you’ll be sure to turn heads! These are quite pricey for Zara but they’re real leather and there’s a whole lot of it too!
Elastic over the knee boots in Charcoal, €56 (Missguided)
Missguided never disappoints when it comes to being on trend so naturally, they have loads of over the knee boots in an assortment of styles. They have some ultra-glam lace up ones, brilliant for nights out but it was these grey flats that caught my eye. The colour is a great alternative to black and looks way more expensive than the €56 price tag. Made from a faux suede material and with an elasticated back, these boots are ideal for us ladies with wider legs (too much muscle from working out…mmhmm!). These boots would be great with skinny jeans for an everyday, casual look.
Control2 High Leg Boots, €170 (Topshop)
The colour of these boots is everything!!! A gorgeous taupe suede, these are ridiculously stylish and chic. They’re loosely fit on the thigh so are great for detracting from your legs if you’re in any way conscious of them. They’ve got a nice little block heel so are a dressier option that could be worn in the evening, going out for dinner or for a few drinks. Just make sure you spray these with a protective suede spray before wearing them and avoid plodding through puddles in them. For the price of these boots, it would break your heart to get them dirty after a handful of wears. An investment piece but so worth it!
Black smart over the knee boots, €85 (River Island)
You can’t go wrong with a pair of black boots and these block heeled lovelies will see you through the winter. Made out of a stretchy, suede like fabric, these are so comfy and not too restrictive on the legs. They have a very comfy heel so are great for running around during the day. I got a pair very similar to these and they look great with so much in my wardrobe. If you’re looking to start your over the knee boot collection, I’d highly recommend going for this style.
What’s your must have boot style for winter? Are you an ankle boot devotee or are you a fan of knee-highs and over the knee boots? If you’re donning the over the knee look, let us know how you style them!