Final Touch: Upper Echelon
Take your style above and beyond with over-the-knee boots
Kim Kardashian recently made the case for over-the-knee boots on her new lifestyle blog and girlfriend is absolutely right. This fall, there’s nothing chicer (or sexier—Kim would know) than flashing an unexpected sliver of leg between your boots and a miniskirt. Offering endless style and warmth, something every northern girl can appreciate, over-the-knee boots give any outfit an instant jolt of sophistication. With a loose fitting, chunky knit turtleneck sweater and a thigh-grazing skirt, they project a Kardashian level of confidence.
If you’re worried about looking like a pre-makeover Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, don’t. This season’s styles are nothing like the vinyl boots of yesteryear. Soft fabrics, a chic pointy toe and a comfortable, body-con fit make these iterations as classy as they come. The key to nailing this look for 2015 is all in the styling. At fashion week, designers sent models down the runway in thigh-high boots paired with loose knit dresses and menswear-inspired coats—all in neutral tones—at Balenciaga, Donna Karan and Marc Jacobs. Pull this high-end trend right through to winter by swapping your skirt for a pair of leather leggings. Beyond the untouchable style factor, you’ll have a double layer of warmth, and what’s not to love about that?
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