According to Pinterest’s Pinstyle Report (released today), thigh-high boots are one of the hottest shoe trends for fall. And while we love a good pair of over-the-knee boots, we sorta feel like an extra in Austin Powers every time we try them on. So we sought out the right ways to wear them for real. (If you’d like to continue searching, head to our shoes board for more inspiration.)
WEAR THEM WITH TIGHTS
Especially if your skirt or dress hem is on the shorter side, make sure to properly cover your upper thighs to keep the go-go dancer look at bay. Even sheer stockings will do the trick.
PAIR THEM WITH LONGER JACKETS AND SWEATERS
Any outerwear with a knee-skimming hemline contrasts nicely with the tall boots by adding an extra layer of coverage for bare thighs.
PLAY WITH PROPORTIONS
Skinny jeans and over-the-knee boots on the bottom call for boxier silhouettes up top to keep your overall look balanced. A chunky sweater or structured blazer is a chic alternative to a skintight look throughout.
CONSIDER A LOW OR FLAT HEEL
Strutting in four-inch stilettos is fun and all…but thigh-high and tall-heeled boots scream Spice Girls, ’96. Instead, opt for a low heel or flat pair. They’re comfortable, versatile and won’t make you feel like you’re in the “Say You’ll Be There” video.