Living in London, you need footwear that can weather anything that this city thows at you. And I don’t just mean the weather… From office parties to impromptu dates, being stylish is hard work – and this is why owning a pair of over the knee boots is a no brainer for a woman in the city.
As you might have guessed, I’m a fan of over the knee boots, sometimes referred to as OTK boots or even sometimes thigh high boots.
OK – put that image of the trashy shiny PVC style hooker boots out of your mind. Although they are awesome in the right place at the right time, I’m talking about stylish over the knee boots here. Yes, with heels too.
There are many reasons to add a pair of overknee boots to your wardrobe, and I’m gonna list as many here as I can.
The benefits of over knee boots
First up… These boots have the ability to elevate any outfit and provide both practicality and fashion-forward flair. These boots come in a range of styles, from sleek and streamlined to chunky and rugged. They can be dressed up with a skirt or dress for a night out, or dressed down with jeans or leggings for a more casual look. In short, they go with almost every outfit and pretty much always look awesome too.
2. (London) Weather proof
One of the best things about over knee boots is their ability to keep your legs warm in the colder months. London can get quite chilly, and these boots provide an extra layer of insulation to help keep your legs warm and toasty.
They also provide protection from the rain, making them a practical choice for days when the weather is unpredictable. And, if you’re on a winter date in London, these are both great first impression boots and comfy too… Of course, you do need a good pair of either leather over knee boots of quality thigh high PVC boots for them to be weather proof.
3. Super flattering
In addition to their practicality, over knee boots are also a stylish choice. A good pair of heeled over knee boots has the ability to elongate the leg and create a slimming effect, making them a great option for women of all heights. A good pair of thigh high boots can literally stop traffic, and I’ve received compliments from strangers, male and female, just by strutting around in a pair of over knee boots over the years.
4. Choose your style
There are many different styles of over knee boots to choose from, so you can find a pair that fits your personal style. Some popular options include suede boots, leather boots, and boots with a block heel or a stiletto heel. No matter which style you choose, you can’t go wrong with a pair of over knee boots.
5. Sexy as standard
Let’s be honest here. Thigh high is sexy, whether thats socks or boots. And a good quality pair of thigh high boots has the power to turn heads and make a great first impression. If you’re looking for a way to create a sexy ensemble, a pair of thigh high boots is a simple way to really make that outfit pop.
How to wear over knee boots
If you’re looking to add a pair of over knee boots to your wardrobe, there are a few things to keep in mind.
First, consider the material. Suede boots are a classic choice, but they can be more difficult to keep clean and may not be as durable as leather.
Leather boots, on the other hand, are more durable and easier to care for, but they can be more expensive. There are also many synthetic thigh high boots available which can be just as good and hard wearing as leather. In fact, I’ve had a great pair of Asos thigh high PVC boots in my shoe stack for years and they remain awesome to this day…
Next, consider the heel. If you’re looking for a more comfortable option, a block heel or a stacked heel may be a good choice. These heels provide more support and stability, making them easier to walk in.
If you’re looking for a more glam or dressier option, the stiletto heel will be a better choice. These heels are more elegant and can add a bit of glamour to your outfit. And boy do they bring out your strut! But yes, you do need to be a bit of a heel pro to wear them without falling and breaking your ankles….
However there are also plenty of flat heeled over knee boots which look super awesome too. My advice is always get a small heel with with your thigh high boots, even if you’re looking for a flat heel. The reason is that they just look so much better.
Finally, consider the fit. Over knee boots should fit snugly around the calf and thigh, but they should not be too tight. If they are too tight, they may be uncomfortable and may not look as flattering. And, if you want to wear your thigh high boots with jeans or leggings, you will want a little bit of space for them to fit you properly.
If you’re having trouble finding a pair of boots that fits properly, consider visiting a shoe store that offers fittings or try on a few different sizes to find the best fit.
Over the knee boots are an amazing addition to any woman’s wardrobe. They are versatile, stylish, and practical, making them a great choice for any woman living in London or any other city.
Whether you’re looking for a pair of boots to keep your legs warm in the colder months or a pair to add some flair to your outfit, over knee boots are the way to go.
So if you’re looking for a fab style this winter, add a pair of over knee boots to your wardrobe today and start turning heads wherever you go!