Nov 16, 2013

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Outfit Suggestions that Go Well with Over-the-Knee Boots


Even before Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Mena Suvari, and other celebrities started strutting their stuff around wearing over-the-knee boots, Julia Roberts have already walked the streets of Beverly Hills with patent leather boots that zipped right up to the thighs as Vivian Ward in the movie Pretty Woman. In fact, the movie might have been the catalyst that brought that particular type of boots back to fame (or infamy, whichever way you would take it).

Contrary to what some fashion experts say, over-the-knee boots are far from being passé and déclassé. In fact, it’s here to stay for however long it takes and there are many reasons why I say so. For one, these boots are invaluable for women who commute to and from work (or anywhere else, for that matter) on a regular basis. The extra layer of real or faux leather snugly hugging their thighs and legs keep them warm under their dresses, skirts, and coats. For another, OTK boots add a touch of sex appeal and a racy edge to an otherwise conservative look. Third, you can pair over-the-knee boots with a wide variety of clothes, from skinny jeans to dresses.


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Now the million-dollar question is can you pull off wearing over-the-knee boots yourself? In light of how the women at the boutique eyed Julia Roberts’ character when she strolled in wearing a skimpy outfit and her very tall boots, are you brave enough to go out wearing a similar pair? Others have tried to wear OTK boots and miserably failed in making a statement. Don’t be a victim. Take the classy route with your over-the-knee boots by following these simple outfit suggestions:

Miniskirts + over-the-knee boots = magic. Indeed, OTK boots were practically created as the perfect complement for miniskirts. However, don’t overdo it. Make sure that there is but a slight sliver of leg to break up the monotony of your long boot. A two-inch gap between the top of the boot and the edge of your miniskirt creates the perfect dose of allure, enough to make heads turn.

If you plan to go casual but still want to wear your over-the-knee boots, pair these with skinny jeans or leggings. In fact, a pair of skinny jeans can take you from day to night with just a change of top. A silk or sequined tank or camisole paired with your skinny jeans and OTK will look fab! Just make sure the skinny jeans are fitted through since the last thing you want is for the jeans’ fabric to bunch under the boots once you tuck it in. Remember, though, that your goal is to create a long, sleek line between your OTK boots and your skinny jeans or leggings.

Do you have a pair of long legs? If so, consider it an asset than a liability. Over-the-knee boots, especially light-colored ones paired with jeans and a light colored top will help even out your height. At the same time, you’d look casually chic without needing to go monochromatic.

Are you too shy to show even just a sliver of skin? You can wear a longish skirt or dress with a hem that covers the tops of your OTK boots.

If you’re going out on a date and want to look sexy without overdoing it, wear a pair of shorts (corduroy, jeans, silk, leather with floral prints or plain) with a dainty blouse and tone down the outfit with flat suede over-the-knee boots. The ensemble would look sexy, low-key, and casual – the perfect outfit for a fun and perfect date.

Do you want to pull off a simple but totally chic look? Wear an oversized sweater coat or cardigan over a simple t-shirt or blouse and a pair of jeans or leggings and pair your outfit with sleek, tight, OTK boots.

If you want to pull off wearing over-the-knee boots, wear your favorite pair with a dress. You can never go wrong with a dress. It can be a short dress or it can be one that’s all glam and sparkly; it doesn’t really matter. You can even wear a flowy Bohemian dress and contrast the look with a pair of edgy OTK boots. The same rules apply, though. If you want to show some skin, make sure only a couple of inches show between the hem of your dress and the tops of the boots. If you’re aiming for the conservative look, choose a longer dress with the hem covering the rise of your boots.

With these simple outfit suggestions, you can get away with wearing over-the-knee boots without getting the “Vivian Ward ill treatment and stare-down”.


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