Over the Knee Boots: The IT Shoe for Fall & Winter

By Thursday, October 1, 2015 2 Permalink

I have to admit I was pretty disappointed after reading Who What Wear’s The Shoes Styles That are In and Out this Fall. Riding boots, my all-time favorite, are considered “out” for the season. What’s in? Over the knee boots, which dominated the list. Yes these lists are always changing and riding boots will make a comeback but now I’m seriously considering springing for some over the knee action. I’m in the boat that says, “make sure you have a great pair of each classic shoe style,” and that includes a sexy as hell pair of over the knee boots. They came and went back in 2010 and they’re back again, and better than ever.

The funny thing is that over the knee boots are not easy to wear. They’re actually really challenging, whether it’s finding a pair that stays up instead of scrunching down, ones that look good if you’re short (you need that heel), or just a pair that will fit over your darn calves (like me). Then there’s the fun of styling them, but thankfully the blogging world is filled with great style ideas for these tricky things. In the end, once you find that perfect pair to cherish, you can bet that your legs will look insanely long, and you’ll be primed to serve up the right amount of sass and drama. Truly. I’ve put together some of my favorites below plus a Pinterest board for Over the Knee Boot style inspiration so check that out.

Autumnal Over the Knee Boots | Over the Knee Boots: The IT Shoe for Fall & Winter

Lien.Do Toro Lace-Back Boots // Stuart Weitzman Highland Over The Knee Boots // Miss KG Venice Tan Over The Knee Boots

You can bet your beautiful bum that I wanted all of these to be burgundy, and there are quite a few wine colored options out there, but I liked the fall feeling with this variety. Whether you’re a fan of burgundy or browns, there are plenty of warm shades to choose from.

Suede Over the Knee Boots | Over the Knee Boots: The IT Shoe for Fall & Winter

ALDO Bove Black Suede Block Heeled Over The Knee Boots // Laurence Dacade Silas Suede Over-The-Knee Boots // Stuart Weitzman Alllegs Thigh High Boots

The classic. Honestly, this type of over the knee boot is your best bet, which is great because most of the styles out there are black suede. They’re the sexiest, prettiest boots around. Plus, they have the most variety in terms of shape and heel height. Everything from flat to stiletto to thigh high and more.

Leather Over the Knee Boots | Over the Knee Boots: The IT Shoe for Fall & Winter

FP Collection Auburn Tall Boot // Sergio Rossi Shannen Knee High Boots // Alice + Olivia Dae Over The Knee Boots

If suede is the easiest type to style, leather is the most difficult. These boots can potentially get you into Pretty Woman territory so keep that in mind while you’re shopping. My suggestion is to spring for either the best quality leather you can find, or go for a bit more of a rugged style like the FP Collection boots. The more expensive boots will have better looking leather and a sleek silhouette that doesn’t scrunch.

Wedge Over the Knee Boots | Over the Knee Boots: The IT Shoe for Fall & Winter

Saint Laurent Over-The-Knee Suede Wedge Boots // Dolce Vita Ashbey Suede Wedge Boots // Charles by Charles David Salina Tall Wedge Boot

Wedges are a funkier over the knee option but much easier to walk in. The right two-tone boot also comes in a really pretty navy color, or black if you want it to go with everything, but heck it’s fall, why not give into that burgundy lust?

Flat Over the Knee Boots | Over the Knee Boots: The IT Shoe for Fall & Winter

Stuart Weitzman 5050 Flat Boots // Stuart Weitzman Lowland Over The Knee Boots // Dune Trish Black Suede Flat Over The Knee Boots

So you want the sexy attitude that comes with over the knee boots but keep the comfort? Then a flat over the knee boot is for you. Stuart Weitzman, though on the expensive side, is the coveted designer for over the knee boots. Last year the 5050 boot was everywhere, and from what I have read and seen I think they’re worth the money. The added bonus of styles like the 5050 is that the back is elastic so it contours to your shape.

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