How To Wear Over-The-Knee Boots The Right Way

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    An over-the-knee boot, on the other hand, is guaranteed to garner a response, and I have a few key tips to make sure the reception is stellar. Read on for the secrets to styling the bold boot so it looks as sophisticated and chic as you are—promise.

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Curtis Buchanan

    Over-the-knee boots were practically made for miniskirts. A slight sliver of leg (limit it to two inches) breaks up the long boot and adds the perfect dose of allure. For styling, I opted for a grunge-meets-schoolgirl look that tempers the boots’ overtly provocative nature.

    What I Wore:
    French Connection Belle Boucle Wool Coat ($348) in Sierra; Smythe Reissue Schoolboy Blazer ($695) in Black; Junk Food Clothing Co. The Breakfast Club Coffeehouse Color Block Tee Shirt ($40) in Electric White/Overwashed; Reformation Echo Skirt ($138); Stuart Weitzman The Highland Boots ($750) in Black Suede; Coal Thrift Knit Beanie ($30) in Red; Bing Bang Lightning Bolt Stud Earrings ($42) in Silver; Gorjana Damsel Necklace ($60) in Gold; Matt & Nat Brace Backpack ($125) in Black.

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Curtis Buchanan

    Not only is a backpack pleasantly practical—it’s less fussy than even a cross-body bag—it also adds some laid-back appeal to the look.

    What I Wore:
    French Connection Belle Boucle Wool Coat ($348) in Sierra; Smythe Reissue Schoolboy Blazer ($695) in Black; Junk Food Clothing Co. The Breakfast Club Coffeehouse Color Block Tee Shirt ($40) in Electric White/Overwashed; Reformation Echo Skirt ($138); Stuart Weitzman The Highland Boots ($750) in Black Suede; Coal Thrift Knit Beanie ($30) in Red; Matt & Nat Brace Backpack ($125) in Black.

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Curtis Buchanan

    The perfect way to balance the primness of a tailored coat? Pair it with a hoodie and knit beanie, of course.

    What I Wore:
    French Connection Belle Boucle Wool Coat ($348) in Sierra; Smythe Reissue Schoolboy Blazer ($695) in Black; Junk Food Clothing Co. The Breakfast Club Coffeehouse Color Block Tee Shirt ($40) in Electric White/Overwashed; Coal Thrift Knit Beanie ($30) in Red; Bing Bang Lightning Bolt Stud Earrings ($42) in Silver; Gorjana Damsel Necklace ($60) in Gold.

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Curtis Buchanan

    Little details, like the enticing leather ties in the back, make these Stuart Weitzman boots a standout pick.

    What I Wore:
    Reformation Echo Skirt ($138); Stuart Weitzman The Highland Boots ($750) in Black Suede.

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Curtis Buchanan

    Showing a little leg feel a bit much? Try styling the boots with a pair of skinnies instead. Your jeans should ideally have a tight fit with a bit of stretch, and a grey color adds just enough contrast while creating the illusion of never-ending legs.

    What I Wore:
    Joe’s Jeans Opale Jacket ($368) in Ink; H&M Denim Shirt ($25) in Indigo Blue; D-ID Florence Ankle Skinny Jeans ($158) in Blue Black; BCBGMAXAZRIA Metal Chevron Stone Necklace ($88) in Silver; Baublebar Open Bangle Set ($22); Simone Camille The Dash Clutch ($274) in Jaguar Print; Stuart Weitzman The Highland Boots ($750) in Black Suede.

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Curtis Buchanan

    Leopard print plus an oversized leather tassel feels a little bit naughty, in the best way.

    What I Wore:
    H&M Denim Shirt ($25) in Indigo Blue; D-ID Florence Ankle Skinny Jeans ($158) in Blue Black; Baublebar Open Bangle Set ($22); Simone Camille The Dash Clutch ($274) in Jaguar Print; Stuart Weitzman The Highland Boots ($750) in Black Suede

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Curtis Buchanan

    The incredible plume-like texture on this midnight blue coat puts my outfit in the eveningwear  category.

    What I Wore:
    Joe’s Jeans Opale Jacket ($368) in Ink; H&M Denim Shirt ($25) in Indigo Blue; BCBGMAXAZRIA Metal Chevron Stone Necklace ($88) in Silver.

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Curtis Buchanan, Sittings Editor: Michelle Scanga
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    Calvin Klein Averie Over-The-Knee Convertible Leather Boots ($199) in Black

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    Sigerson Morrison Llane Over the Knee Boots ($795) in Black

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    Jean-Michel Cazabat Panpan Suede Over the Knee Boots ($485) in Black

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    Alice + Olivia Dae Over the Knee Boots ($695) in Black

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Dae Over the Knee Boots

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Llane Over the Knee Boots

Llane Over the Knee Boots

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Panpan Suede Over the Knee Boots

Panpan Suede Over the Knee Boots

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Averie Over-The-Knee Convertible Leather Boots

Averie Over-The-Knee Convertible Leather Boots

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Mazzarine High Heel Pointed Toe Over The Knee Boots

Mazzarine High Heel Pointed Toe Over The Knee Boots

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The Highland Boots

Stuart Weitzman, $750
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Belle Boucle Wool Coat

Belle Boucle Wool Coat

French Connection, $348
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Brace Backpack

Brace Backpack

Matt & Nat, $125
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The Breakfast Club Coffeehouse Color Block Tee Shirt

Junk Food Clothing Co., $40
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Echo Skirt

Echo Skirt

Reformation, $138
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Reissue Schoolboy Blazer

Reissue Schoolboy Blazer

Smythe, $695
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Damsel Necklace

Damsel Necklace

Gorjana, $60
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Damsel Necklace

Gorjana, $60
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Knit Beanie

Coal Thrift, $30
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Opale Jacket

Joe’s Jeans, $368
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Denim Shirt in Indigo Blue

H&M, $25
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Florence Ankle Skinny Jeans

D-ID, $158
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The Dash Clutch

Simone Camille, $274
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Metal Chevron Stone Necklace

BCBGMAXAZRIA, $88
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