I always thought I would never be able to find the perfect thigh high or over-the-knee boot because of my height. You see, I’m only 5’2, and I didn’t want a pair that would hit too high on my leg and swallow them up. I have been searching for a suitable pair for almost three years now, because they have been on trend for quite some time and I love the statement a great pair can make.
Just when I was ready to give up, I walked into Stuart Weitzman and there they were (cue the angels singing)! I tried this pair of black suede boots with a chunky heel, and they were the perfect fit for a short gal like me. I thought that the adjustable strings in the back were adorable when tied into a bow. The heel is great too, because they give me some added height and therefore, the boot doesn’t overwhelm my frame. Not only are they gorgeous, but they are comfortable and easy to wear.
The key to finding the right pair of over the knee boots is finding a balance between a stretchy fabric that fits snug on the legs. Of course, you don’t want to settle for a pair that suffocates your thigh, because not all fabrics stretch the way you would hope. I have skinny ankles, but I can’t say the same about my thighs. Not to worry, because this particular pair was built with stretch and adjustable straps to make them easy and breezy to rock. Another thing to keep in mind when shopping for boots is that more shops are making wide-calf options which can be a better fit for some, especially with over the knee styles.
I love wearing these boots with pants or flowy dresses. The options are truly endless with a great pair of boots. Take a simple outfit that many of us wear from time to time; a pair of jeans and a tee. Instead of tying up your sneakers, pull on a pair of over the knee boots and all of a sudden, you look super cool and put together. You can also take one of your sweater or knit dresses from winter and wear it with a pair of over the knee boots for a step above a casual look. I paired my simple black casual dress with these over the knee boots because it’s an effortless look that is cool and easy to wear. I love the look of a casual dress with over the knee boots, because it adds some character to what could be a predictable outfit. I could just throw on a strappy heel or a pump, but why not be a little bit edgy? There’s only a peek of skin, and paired with a motorcycle jacket and dark sunglasses, I feel like a rockstar!
We all have heard the fashion rule several times: every woman should have a little black dress in their wardrobe. Even though fashion has evolved since that rule was established, never underestimate the power and versatility of a black dress. All it takes is a change of accessories, throwing on a jacket or cardigan, and you can wear this dress in so many ways. I threw on a bright bag, a dark lip, and some gold jewelry to add some color to what would be a monochromatic theme, but the options are endless. I think it’s also important to consider the quality of your little black dress, because you want it to last you for a long time since it never goes out of style. Don’t cheap out when it comes to buying one, because dropping a little bit of extra cash on a staple piece will reap so many rewards for you in just a short amount of time. I love this one because of how it floats around me, making it super comfortable to wear for hours.
This look was perfect for taking a stroll in Balboa Park, San Diego. What was even better is that I didn’t have to change a thing for my downtown dinner later that night! I hope this inspires you to take a chance on trying an over the knee boot, because even if you are short and don’t have very thin legs, there is a pair out there just waiting to be a part of your next beautiful outfit!