Over-the-Knee Easy / by Savannah Boyd

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Hi there! I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving! As the temps turn cooler, I want to take the opportunity to highlight one of my favorite winter closet staples: over-the-knee boots.

People often shy away from over-the-knee boots because they fear that they are too “va-va-va-voom,” but they are actually really functional and very elegant, not to mention comfortable and EASY. You can throw them on for an “everyday wearable” look with, for example, a skinny jean and pretty top or warm sweater.

I chose to pair the boots with a skirt here because it just elevates the sweater/jeans look and, most importantly, the boots are now serving a very important purpose: WARMTH!!! This mom-friendly Harvey Faircloth skirt is made even friendlier by the coverage that the over-the-knee boots provide, helping me feel more comfortable both from a modesty standpoint and from a temperature standpoint. (By the way, this functional and versatile skirt would also be great with tights, black pumps, and a dressier blouse. But I digress!) What I really want to encourage you to do is invest in a great pair of over-the-knee boots and start exploring all of the ways in which you can utilize and enjoy them. Of course, they are fantastic with dresses of all lengths as well!

Here are some tips for shopping for the ideal over-the-knee boot.

1) Stick to a boot that is form-fitting to your leg (not baggy!).

2) Look for a boot that has a clean, simple look (no embellishments, large zippers, etc.).

3) Go with a flat or block heel for maximum comfort and wearability.

4) If you buy a taupe or camel boot, then you can wear them with your blacks AND your browns instead of being limited to one or the other. (That being said, my favorite boot of all time is linked in black below—it’s the Stuart Weitzman 5050 Boot). You can dress it up or down, and it is SO comfortable!)

Below are the hyperlinked images from my “easy over-the-knee” outfit, as well as several great over-the-knee boot options that are available to shop now.

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Here are several over-the-knee boot options that are currently available for purchase!