The Best Over The Knee Boots & How to Wear Them

This week I had an email from a reader asking; “One of the trends this season are for over the knee boots. I’ve been searching ….. the cheap ones are really cheap looking, the expensive ones will blow the budget so middling price would be within everyone’s budget. And, how to wear them please. Or some of us (like me) will be living in skinny jeans or the dreaded leggings.”

So rather than answer her individually I thought it might be something others would like to know.

Firstly how to wear them, I turned to Pinterest to get some examples to show you, carefully choosing outfits that I think you can adapt to suit you. The mini skirt/bare leg combo is great if you are young and full of confidence but for the rest of us here are some more wearable options:

How to wear over the knee boots

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A pair of skinny jeans look so much more stylish with accessories and a sweater in toning colours to the boots. If you choose leather (or faux leather) leggings wear suede boots to give you a mix of textures.

How to wear over the knee boots

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I love this 3rd look with a cosy wrap and skinny dark wash jeans – note the colour is picked out in the bag pom pom too. Finally wear over the knee boots with that other seasonal must have, the knit dress. Make it more wearable with opaque tights.

And here are my 12 top picks of over the knee boots in a range of budgets – click on the icons to shop the boots:


Top row // Grey heeled boots // Black kitten heel // Grey flat boots // Tan boots //

Middle row // Black suede and leather // Flat grey boots // Khaki heeled boots //

Bottom row // Black flat boots // Thigh Latte boots // Burgundy over knee boots // Burgundy thigh boots //

It’s a great idea to build a mini capsule wardrobe of accessories that work together – here is one I created around this wrap I bought last autumn, now all I need is a navy bag…

capsule wardrobe accessories, how to wear over the knee boots

Will you be adding a pair of over the knee boots to your wardrobe this season?




  1. Sue
    October 14, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    Hi Maria
    Could we have more accessory matching ideas please which are affordable?
    Love your combo shown

    • Maria
      October 17, 2016 / 6:03 pm

      Hi Sue thank you for your comment and I will bear your request in mind. I love accessories so I am very happy to feature them!

  2. Georgina
    October 14, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    Hello Maria, I will not be wearing over the knee boots this winter. My legs are short, calves too thick and knees too chunky. I can’t find any to fit and they’re not flattering. But they look great on long, thin pins!

  3. Yanet
    October 17, 2016 / 10:36 am

    Hi Maria, I love over the knee boots, but I have never worn them as I think Im too short for them (Im 5′ 3″) Whats your opinion? Thank you. x

    • Maria
      October 17, 2016 / 6:11 pm

      Hi Yanet, thank you for your comment. I think if you wear a pair of over the knee boots with a pair of leggings or skinny jeans/trousers that are the same colour tucked into them that would work as it would give a continuous line of colour as opposed to say wearing blue jeans tucked into black boots which would create a line cutting across the leg and shortening it. I hope that helps 🙂

      • Yanet
        October 19, 2016 / 7:21 am

        Thank you, yes, we will defenetly try that!