In the world of boots, the over-the-knee iteration is often considered the most intimidating. Between knowing what hemlines to wear with them to figuring out how to wear them with jeans, it’s enough to make someone just avoid the style altogether and just put on a pair of ankle boots again. But since that would be a shame, we thought we’d go over some general guidelines we’ve gathered from studying how our favorite celebrities and It girls wear over-the-knee boots so well. If you haven’t yet conquered the popular statement shoe style, scroll down to read our dos and don’ts, check out how everyone from Emily Ratajkowski to Kate Bosworth wears them, and shop some of our favorite styles.
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Dress up your favorite shirtdress with stand out over-the-knee boots just like Lily Aldridge. We’re inspired.
On Lily Aldridge: Michael Kors dress
Chrissy Teigen’s long coat makes a statement, and the over-the-knee boots and skinny jeans complement it and make for the perfect chic silhouette.