Final Touch: Thigh High
Perhaps we have Julia Roberts and the movie that made her a household name, Pretty Woman, to thank for relegating ’60s-inspired thigh-high boots to the realm of Sunset Boulevard’s ladies of the night back in the early ‘90s. Thankfully, those days are gone, now that cutting-edge incarnations of the above-the-knee gogo-inspired boot have made the retro-mod footwear trend a high-fashion statement yet again. With the cold days of winter upon us, not only is the thigh-high a chic and au courrant streetwear accessory when styled right, it’s actually à propos for the chilly temps of the season.
To rock the over-the-knee boot in style, opt for a black suede pair with a sleek pointed toe and heel for extra height. The cut of the boot already does a nice job elongating the leg, and the extra inches from the heel mean even the vertically challenged among us can look like they’ve got legs go on for days. When paired with a houndstooth mini skirt, tights, a white turtleneck, and a knee-length blazer-inspired grey vest, the thigh-high takes on an air of daytime-worthy sophistication. For added office-wear appeal, accessorize with a statement-piece beaded necklace and oversized ring worn on the middle finger. Top off the look with a hologram-inspired metallic purse — a mini version of Taylor Swift’s beloved ALDO bag — that nods to the ’60s mod era where fashion’s love affair with the gogo boot all began.