Accessory Focus: Over-the-Knee Boots

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From Balmain’s pastel-hued suede versions to Saint Laurent’s ’90s style boots, over-the-knee boots made a serious style statement on the autumn/winter16 runways. Here are our tips on how to wear them:

Keep it classic

Opt for a neutral pair in black or beige to maximise your styling options.

Play with proportion

Over-the-knee boots can be worn with a myriad of different silhouettes. Wear with skinny jeans for a sleek, streamlined look or pair with a tulip-style skirt or mini to provide a subtle visual break. Alternatively wear under a midi skirt or dress for an elegant, work-appropriate look. 

Elevate to elongate

If you’re on the shorter side, select a pair with a stacked or stiletto heel to create the illusion of longer legs.

Dramatise the details

For a statement look consider a pair of boots with lace-up detailing, embroidery or metal hardware, but keep the rest of your outfit relatively understated to avoid overcomplicating.