How to wear Over-the-knee Boots

I have mixed feelings about over the knee boots. When they inch up to your thighs, it can look a little risqué but with the right balance of outerwear on top  it can work. To carry off the tall/thigh high boot look, follow three simple rules.

1. Don’t draw attention to the rest of your outfit and let the boots be the only eye-catching piece of the ensemble.

2. Wear a cropped jacket or a basic pea coat to off-set the risqué factor of over-the-knee boots.

3. Try a color other than black when buying over-the-knee boots so that people wont associate them with trashy ones.

Blake Lively’s Gossip Girl character Serena van der Woodsen shows off these killer boots by Tania Spinelli.


Photo credit: Gossip Girl Style Guide

Ritu is the founder of The Lifester. A long time blogger and writer, she built - a fashion blog, before focusing on personal development, women's success coaching and spirituality which she now writes about.


  • Reply January 11, 2011


    Good tips! I love over-the-knee boots but I didn't know how to do it without looking a tad slutty. Keep up the how-to posts for fashion idiots like me 🙂

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