Many of you will know from reading my blog, that I love a good pair of boots.
Ankle boots, shoe boots, tall boots…but mostly black boots. I think it stems from a love of the ‘Kate Moss’ uniform of skinnies and ankle boots back in the day, but this has now evolved, and whilst Kate will always remain in mind as she looked in her heyday, I have now moved on to new style icon, Emmanuelle Alt, so currently I’m coveting these from Topshop…
Stylistpick were lovely enough to send me a pair of over-the-knee boots. I absolutely love them. At first I was a little weary due to them being made of PU leather – a bicast leather (also known as bycast leather, split leather or PU leather), which is a split leather with a layer of polyurethane applied to the surface and then embossed. I was pleasantly surprised when I received them, and to be honest haven’t stopped wearing them since! They certainly don’t look ‘cheap’ and they’re super comfy and extremely versatile. They also keep my legs rather warm in the cold weather.
Having rather skinny legs (which in this case, isn’t a blessing) I also thought that the fit may be on the large side. I have a problem with all knee boots usually, so tend to select other styles because of this. However, they are designed to be loose around the leg and the buckle at the back of the knee enables you to tighten them.
They are the first pair of over-the-knee boots I’ve owned and this has (unfortunately) for my bank balance developed my love for boots – but in a different direction. This is quite a trend this year, and celebs worldwide are sporting this look, as are catwalk models for AW12.
These are next on my wish list. They are AMAZING. I must have a bit of a thing for tassels at the moment…
Over-the-knee boots can been seen as being rather on the slutty side (think Pretty Woman), and so it is important to wear the appropriate clothing with them. For example, leggings and a slouchy knit jumper look great, as do tights and a jersey t-shirt dress…
Here I’ve teamed mine with a black slouchy knit, tassel bag, skinny jeans and red lipstick.