Monday, 2 April 2018

5 ways how to wear knee high boots

I don't know about you, but I love a good pair of boots. Whether they be knee high boots, over the knee boots, thigh high boots or ankle boots. I love how they can transform an outfit and how versatile they are. Although boots can be priced at both the high and low ends of the pricing spectrum, they don't have to be expensive (the pair I am wearing are a mere £29.99!) and thanks to their versatility, can be styled in a variety of different ways for efficient cost per wear.

SPLITTING UP

Recently I have been embracing the side split. Partner up a high cut split skirt with a pair of long boots to tone down the amount of skin on show for a cheeky peek of skin rather than full blown HELLO LEGS. For this look opt for a midi skirt and a fairly plain top (I went for a cropped grey knit) to keep your boots the star of the show still.

Boots // Skirt (similar here and here) // Jumper (similar here)

SHORTY GET LOW

Shorts worn with bare legs and long boots can look a little... *ahem*... hooker ish. To be less go-go dancer and more chic, avoid short shorts and go for tailored shorts like this paperbag waist pair. Wear with translucent tights for a subtle hint of skin without going too OTT and a top with a round or high neck. I teamed mine with a yoke lace style blouse with cut out detailing.

Boots // Shorts (similar here) // Top (similar here)

EQUESTRIAN

One of my fondest memories from childhood is going horse riding every Sunday morning clad in my jodhpurs and long boots. So when I got dressed up for this look, all the memories came flooding back! Team long boots with trousers of a contrasting colour and a blazer. No hard hat or whip required!

Boots // White jeans // Blazer (similar here)

FAUX REAL

Not all that different to the last look, but you can see what a difference something as simple as switching out a jacket can make! Wear knee high boots with fitted jeans and a short length faux fur coat for a more glam edge. If you want to be particularly fancy, you can always drape your jacket over your shoulders.

Boots // White jeans // Faux fur coat (similar here)

VICTORIANA

To nail the Victoriana look, go for long dark boots and wear with dark lace. The higher neckline the better. An all black ensemble is classic and timeless, but I decided to style mine with a light grey skirt to help soften the look a little and to add some balance to the colour block (black-grey-black). There is also something a little rock chic about these boots thanks to the stud detailing (there's another styling idea for you there!), and again, black and lace would work wonders here!

Boots // Grey skirt //  Blouse (similar here)

Boots very kindly provided by XYLONDON who have a huge selection of boots here (but for the record also do lovely heels, flats, bags and a bridal range too!). I adore their floral boot range which is perfect for Spring!

A few of my personal highlights of the black studded boots I am wearing:

  • The low heel making it practical for all day spent on my feet
  • The beautiful stud detailing. I find that when you wear black boots with black trousers, the boots can blend in and you lose the boot. Thanks to the studs running along the top and sides, the boots are very clearly marked as a separate entity. 
  • The contrast panel at the back of the boot (this is stretchy and allows easy pull-on of the boots!) which gives the boots added interest compared to if they were black faux suede all the way round.

The Anna boot is also available in blue here (how cool are they??!) and a faux leather version here if you're more into a shiny / wet look boot than matt / suede.


How do you style long boots? I'd love to know!

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