When it comes to fashion, thigh-high boots are one of the hottest pieces to own. It doesn’t matter if you’re tall or short, slim or curvy, because these boots suit everyone no matter their size or shape – and we’re all about that! But how exactly do you style a pair of these bad gals, we hear you ask? Well, taking tips from the king of boots, Stuart Weitzman, and the queen who wears them, Gigi Hadid, here are 15 of the top tricks to perfecting this look.
#1 All Black Everything
If you’re nervous about what colours to team with a pair of these over-the-knee style boots, you can always rely on the ‘all black everything’ look. Whether it’s a black dress and black accessories or black jeans, t-shirt and a jacket, they will compliment your boots and your outfit with ease.
#2 Minidress Central
A mini dress will work with thigh-high boots 99% of the time. Casual dresses can dress down a pair of suede boots, whereas plunging necklines or inverted-v cut dress hems dress up your boots in an instant.
#3 Two Tone Outfit
If you’ve got tan boots, then compliment your day’s outfit with another piece that’s tan or similar in colour, and one other contrasting colour. Tan and cream, black and white, black and grey, tan and maroon, etc.
#4 Boots and Jeans Forever
Just like a classic t-shirt and jeans look, boots and jeans are timeless. They give a sleek but casual finish that’s tres chic every time. Wear yours like Gigi with a nice warm jumper.
#5 Tone Down the Leather
Leather boots are a cautious buy, as you do have to be careful how you style them in order to avoid the ‘hooker’ look. Bloggers and fashionistas, like Annabelle de Fleur of Viva Luxury, have this down though, so fret no more and work in a casual look with chic accessories to look not too dressed down, but dressy enough to not be mistaken for ladies of the night.
#6 Elongate Your Pins
If you’re not as tall as the Victoria’s Secret models, firstly, that’s okay! Secondly, no problem! By picking a pair of boots that are similar in colour to your trousers or jeans, wear with high-waisted pieces that will instantly elongate your legs and make it look as though you’ve got those VSFS-worthy pins. Check out Happily Grey for inspo!
#7 It’s all about textures
But baby, it’s cold outside! Well thankfully over-the-knee boots are perfect to team with pretty dresses like lace finishes whilst keeping you warm, tall and extremely fashionable. Suede or leather boots work particularly well with lace dresses. Blogger Tuolomee knows just how to do this.
#8 Lace Up Boots
Thigh-high boots take confidence, but lace up thigh-highs are another ball game. At Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this is a frequent feature, and Gigi walked in hers way too easily. Take your fashion game to a new level and push the boundaries with matching colour and contrasting textures.
#9 Cut Off Shorts
Denim shorts are a great combo with black boots. Amp up your inner rock & roll goddess with distressed cut offs, a leather jacket and plenty of sass.
#10 Max Midi Length
When it comes to these boots, the maximum length of a skirt or dress should be at the knee. Any longer and we ask “why even bother?” And in the words of Stuart Weitzman himself, “never pair it with a long dress or long skirt as it hides the true silhouette.” See how Style Pantry does it.
#11 Stand Out Colours
Though thigh high boots are typically black, tan or grey, why not stand out from the crowd in a coloured boot instead. Khaki, blue hues and maroon are great choices that won’t be too loud, and that can still be styled easily.
#12 Minimal Effort
Sometimes all you need is an oversized jumper dress and boots and you’re ready to go. Charlotte Crosby shows us how easy it is to look fashionable and casual while wearing these tall boots.
#13 It’s All in the Details
Thigh-high boots come in all styles, and those with little extra details make for greater showstoppers. As #8 pointed out, lace-up or caged boots are daring but a lot of fun. However, if you prefer something more subtle, opt for peep toe, tie at the back or fringe details.
#14 Curvy Girls
These style of boots shouldn’t be limited to the slim girls, as they look hella good on curvy girls too. Flannel and plaid shirts look great teamed with a black pair of boots, similar to #12 with the minimal but chic effort. Curvy blogger Nadia Aboulhosn shows us exactly how.
#15 Go Back to Black
If you’re in need of an outfit and quick, fret not and go back to square one. In the words of the late Amy Winehouse, “I go back to black.”