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Outfit Suggestions for Over the Knee Boots

by Pamela Simmons, studioD

Over-the-knee boots may seem extremely daring -- and they can be. But, these boots can also be very versatile, lending themselves to conservative and over-the-top looks alike. If you're dying to try the trend but don't know how to wear it, don't worry. All you need is a few styling tips and tricks, and you'll be amazed how much mileage you'll get out of your boots.

Wear a Dress

Pair your boots with a dress. Your dress can be glam and sparkly or more subtle depending on your tastes. A flowy, bohemian dress provides the perfect contrast to a harder, more edgy shoe. Wear yours so just a bit of skin shows between the hem of your dress and the rise of your boots, or, if you'd rather cover up completely, pick a dress that's a little longer to cover up your legs. Your boots can be flat or heeled -- if you'd rather keep your look toned down, flat boots read a bit more conservative than their heeled counterparts.

Get Cozy in a Cardigan

Keep yourself warm by slipping on a comfy cardigan. Cardigans -- which are typically a bit more casual -- get a cool styling boost when paired with over-the-knee boots. Up top, wear a basic t-shirt, tank or simple blouse. Throw on your favorite pair of leggings to keep the comfortable vibe going. If you want to dress the look up a bit more, opt for a heeled over-the-knee boot.

Take Inspiration from Your Boyfriend

The proportions of a boyfriend blazer make it a perfect pairing for your over-the-knee boots. Boyfriend blazers give your look a bit more structure while still keeping it cool. Try yours over a t-shirt dress, or wear it in place of a cardigan with leggings and a tank top. Allow your boyfriend blazer to stop an inch or two before your boots to show off the contrast.

Slip on Denim

Skinny jeans are an ideal pant to tuck into over-the-knee boots. Be sure to wear skinnies that are fitted through the knee so they won't bunch under your boots. Turn your outfit into a night-out look by adding a silk or sequined tank or camisole up top. Try an all-black look to add a sexy edge to your outfit, or pair a dark wash jean with black accents -- any color works, so if you'd rather not go dark, have fun with your favorite hues.

About the Author

Pamela Simmons has been writing professionally since 2009. Her articles on fashion, beauty and other topics have appeared on Denim Therapy and other websites. Simmons serves as an editor and public relations manager for CHIC.TV. She holds a Bachelor of Science in international affairs from Georgia Tech and a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University.

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