6 Non-Kinky Ways To Style Over-The-Knee Boots

There’s a fine line between chic and cheap.

Among the fashion pieces that are really hard to style (we’re looking at you, leggings), over-the-knee boots are the trickiest. One wrong outfit-boot combination and you’ve crossed the line between sexy and slutty.

On the flip side, over-the-knee boots are one of the most versatile shoe styles, as they can be worn over all kinds of pants, or with skirts or dresses.  They turn simple outfits into showstoppers and, when styled right, will always make you look well put-together.

It might seem daunting at first, but it’s not that hard to nail the over-the-knee boot trend. To avoid looking like a streetwalker, just stick to the following over-the-knee boot style rules…

1. Keep it flat

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The easiest way to avoid looking like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman is to wear flat over-the-knee boots. Keep in mind a loose shaft looks more relaxed than skin-tight boots and can easily be pulled over pants or tights.

2. Denim does it

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Hardly any piece of ‘outside’ clothing is as casual as a pair of jeans. When worn with over-the-knee boots, denim creates the perfect balance to the sexy shoes. Top tip: the lighter the denim, the more casual the look.

3. Wear a pencil skirt

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Who said you have to show any skin at all when wearing over-the-knee boots? A pencil skirt will cover your thighs and make any boot style look elegant. It’s also a sophisticated way to wear over-the-knees to work.

4. Make it monochrome

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Take the attention off your boots by wearing a similar shade head-to-toe. This is a great way to wear different textures and fabrics without making the outfit look too busy.

5. Cover up with a coat

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If you’re showing a bit of skin in a short dress or skirt, wearing a longer coat can make all the difference. Make sure the coat is long enough to cover you up when closed – that way you’ll only show a hint of skin and can safely sit down without exposing too much leg.

6. Layer away

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Keeping the silhouette loose on your upper body is important when wearing tight over-the-knee boots. A good way to create this balance is to layer at the top, for example with a shirt dress and long cardigan. Adding accessories like a scarf or crossbody bag will add a casual ‘I just threw this on’ vibe.

Images via pinterest.com.

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