Trend Report: Over the Knee Boots

There is no hiding from it, over-the-knee boots are a HUGE look this Autumn/ Winter season.
11836791_897371837006220_422187829549856320_nWe saw the trend emerge with gusto last year and it is certainly back with a bang this season. No matter what, this is always a trend that divides opinion; some people love them, some people really hate them and some people tell me they really struggle knowing how to style them/ wear them. Personally, I am a big fan, I think when styled ‘right’ they are really fab!
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Lastly, the single biggest question we get asked here when it comes to over-the-knee boots is; Do you have to be tall to wear them?  We’ve taken all your comments on board, rounded up tonnes of street style inspiration to give you some ideas on how to style them plus we have trawled the shoes and found our top buys this season. Enjoy 🙂

Street Style Inspiration – How to wear & style Over-The-Knee Boots

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Style Tips

  • My personal preference is for suede; I think leather or shiny can sometimes look a little too pretty woman, but that’s just a personal preference. If you prefer leather then there are loads of nice options available.
  • Style with skinny jeans and opt for looser layers on top e.g. a blouse and jumper or a long length cardi
  • They look great worn with skirts and dresses too, keep the top half simple and don’t show too much flesh
  • Flat over-the-knee boost look equally as great and are 100% what I will be investing in this AW15/16

Can I wear over-the-knee boots if I am small?

You know me by now; I am not of the belief that you CAN’T wear something. To hell with that, wear what you want as long as you are happy and feel good. When it comes to my professional opinion as I stylist? I think, yes, you can wear them. I would suggest opting for knee high OR ones that are just slightly above the knee, don’t go for the very high (thigh high ones for example). Styling rules remain the same, opt for looser knits on your upper half (don’t go for anything too long in a cardi/ jumper as you will then only see a tiny bit of your leg). Always keep in mind… It is all about proportion. One of my fav style inspirations is the ever chic Miro Duma. Miro is 5 foot and I think she rocks over-the-knee boots:
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The Style Fairy’s Top Buys

Not included in this list are the ones currently available in Penneys/ Primark. I know lots of you have been telling me how gorgeous they are, so if you are looking for a more affordable option, then deffo check out Penneys 🙂

Aldo, € (Also come in black) SHOP HERE

Aldo, €130 (Approx) Also come in black SHOP HERE


ASOS, €85 SHOP HERE

ASOS, €85 SHOP HERE (These are one of my favourites)


ASOS, €85 SHOP HERE

ASOS, €85 SHOP HERE (Love these too and a good price!)


ASOS, €85 SHOP HERE

ASOS, €85 SHOP HERE


Carvela (at ASOS), €255 SHOP HERE

Carvela (at ASOS), €255 SHOP HERE (Wowsa!!)


ASOS, €55 Shop here

ASOS, €55 Shop here


DUNE (At ASOS), €195

DUNE (At ASOS), €195 SHOP HERE (Dune always do great boots – These are a nice heel height!)


Dune, €95 (approx) SHOP HERE

Steve Madden at Dune, €95 (approx) SHOP HERE (Love this colour)


DUNE, €125 (approx). SHOP HERE

DUNE, €125 (approx). SHOP HERE


New Look, €59.99 (also come in grey) SHOP HERE

New Look, €59.99 (also come in grey) SHOP HERE


New Look, €100 (Also come in black) SHOP HERE

New Look, €100 (Also come in black) SHOP HERE


River Island, €85

River Island, €85 SHOP HERE ( I spotted the gorgeous Pippa O Connor with these ones!)


River Island, €95 SHOP HERE

River Island, €95 SHOP HERE


River Island, €130 SHOP HERE

River Island, €130 SHOP HERE


Kurt Geiger, €120 (approx) SHOP HERE

Kurt Geiger, €120 (approx) SHOP HERE (LOVE the gold heel detail on these)


Kurt Geiger, €145 (approx.) SHOP HERE

Kurt Geiger, €145 (approx.) SHOP HERE


Kurt Geiger, €170 (approx) SHOP HERE

Kurt Geiger, €170 (approx) SHOP HERE


Kurt Geiger, €220 (approx) SHOP HERE

Kurt Geiger, €220 (approx.) SHOP HERE


Hope you enjoyed the post
‘Til next time
Naomi xxx

Naomi Clarke is the owner and creator of The Style Fairy. Naomi, a qualified fashion stylist and personal shopper has over 12 years experience in fashion, personal shopping, blogging, styling and PR both in Ireland and abroad. Having spent 2 years working in the fashion industry in Sydney and then in Singapore, Naomi relocated back to Dublin to set up her own business in 2013 and so began The Style Fairy.

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