With another change in seasons upon us, it inevitably signifies yet another evolution of what’s hot and what’s not, and an influx of the latest and greatest trends. We’ve seen it year after year – something can be trending one minute, and a complete fashion faux-pas the next (wedge sneakers, anyone?). Though the it-list of items can change so often it can sometimes be a job in itself to keep up, there’s one trend for fall that seems like it is here to stay.
Walk into a department store this time of year and I guarantee you’ll find girls shilling out a pretty penny for a pair of the ever coveted over-the-knee boots. Total confession? I’ve fallen victim to this myself! When these pretty puppies are starring at you point blank, who really has will power to resist? It’s no sartorial secret that owning a pair of sleek over-the-knee boots is key to achieving a sophisticated-chic look this fall.
None of us what to put our mini skirts and dresses to rest come fall and winter, so we’re left with no other choice than to turn to alternative styling methods to keep us cozy and warm as frigid temps approach. After having gone through about twenty pairs of black tights alone myself last year, it became time to opt for a new warfare tactic versus the cold, and embrace the over-the-knee trends as an everyday staple.
While years ago it may have been intimidating to step out of your house during daylight hours sporting this once called “risque” trend, this footwear option is now more wearable and acceptable than ever. Pair it with your favorite sweater dress for a casual-chic look, or opt for your favorite mini and cozy sweater for a fresh way to style your skirts. With such a wide range of boots and price points available, the only thing left to do is pick your favorite style and get to shopping!
To help make the process a little less daunting and help you find your best fit to embrace fall’s most coveted trend, I’ve rounded up all the best you’ll find from leather, to those meant for comfort, and even boots for those on a tighter budget. Shop all (including the ones I’m wearing here) in the scrollbars below!
Playing With Textures | Don’t wan’t to be basic in black? Decide to be daring in a bold material or color!
All About Comfort | Over-the-knee boots don’t have to be a pain (literally) to wear. With block heel styles being all the rage the year, it’s easier than ever to wear fall’s chicest trend all day long.
High-Rise | Want to cover up even more? Opt for one of these thigh-high pairs to give a little more sass to your look.
Under $100 | Being on top of the trends doesn’t always have to break the bank. These are some of the best and most wallet-friendly players in the game.
Photos by Ryan Sides
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BOOTS: REBECCA MINKOFF
BAG: REBECCA MINKOFF