Many women like to wear knee high boots since they’re a year-round classic footwear style that can go with all kinds of different outfits. Knee high boots are a great choice for winter, too, so those who live in parts of the country that do experience colder evenings or even proper wintry days can get great use out of them.
Knee high boots come in many different styles, of course, but surprisingly there are still many people out there who still struggle to find appropriate ways to style their boots. If you want to wear your best knee high boots but are not sure how to achieve a great style, below are some tips to hopefully get you started.
1. Knee High Boots Pair Perfectly with Skinny Jeans
If you’re someone who likes wearing skinny jeans, then the good news is that virtually all of your knee high boots will pair well with them. This can be a good combination for the winter months in particular, as your skinny jeans can go down into the boots comfortably and help keep your legs nice and warm while at the same time showing off your fantastic boots.
Skinny jeans of course are also very versatile, so you can pair them with both casual and dressier boots and same with what you’re wearing on your top half — a simple blouse and jacket combination will work nicely, or just a plant t-shirt if you’re somewhere with a milder winter.
2. Pair Knee High Boots with Shorter Skirts and Dresses
Just as you’d likely wear ankle boots with longer, more flowing dresses and skirts, you can pair longer, higher boots with longer dresses and skirts. A shorter skirt allows you to maintain grace and flow while also showing off the full length of the boots. Anything longer will hide most of the boots, and then what’s the point?
3. Colours – Brown and Black are the Most Versatile
Another thing to consider is what other colours and styles of clothes you have in your wardrobe. If you have a lot of different colours, then you’ll want knee high boots in brown or black because these are more versatile footwear colours that will complement most of what you have. If you have boots in very vivid or particular colours, then you’ll need complementing clothes to suit them, which can just make your wardrobe more expensive and more crowded.
4. Materials – Suede for the Daytime, Leather for the Nighttime
You can choose your preferred material according to your own taste, of course, but in general when choosing between the two most popular styles — suede and leather — suede suits the daytime best, and leather the nighttime. Suede is comfortable and stylish and makes more sense therefore to wear for a longer period during the day, perhaps at the office. Suede also comes in brighter shades of beige and grey, ideal daytime colours that match well with virtually any work attire.
Leather is more edgy, and has a distinct nighttime vibe to it. For women heading out for a night on the town, leather knee high boots create a sense of magnificence, of power and control. They complement tight-fitting dresses and other evening attire, adding a serious “knockout” factor to any outfit. Why not leave more of your leg to the imagination? Let the boots do the talking first.
5. Heels – Flat for Casual Wear, High for Formal Wear
Knee high boots offer a range of heel sizes, and the best rule of thumb when choosing is to favour lower heels and flats for more casual outfits and/or if you’re going to wear the boots for long periods of time like an entire workday. High heels on knee high boots will give you an extra few inches of height, which adds grace and poise when one needs to look strong and confident during an evening on the town.