If you follow Stassi Schroeder on Instagram, you might have noticed a theme with her #OOTD photos: Many of her outfits feature over-the-knee boots. Curious to learn more about why they've become her year-round staple, we chatted with Schroeder and asked her to send over her favorite Instagram photos that showcase her styling tips.
"Over-the-knee boots are my absolute favorite type of shoe," Schroeder told Who What Wear. "A flattering, easy, and classic wardrobe is always what I strive for. And over-the-knee boots, while they can easily toe the line of looking too sultry, can also can be incredibly timeless and versatile. And I’ve found that they work very well with my body type—I'm a bit of an apple shape." From a trench coat outfit to a mini skirt look, Schroeder shared seven ideas for wearing over-the-knee boots. Are you taking notes yet?
Scroll down to see six ways Stassi Schroeder styles over-the-knee boots and shop her looks.
"This is a great seasonally transitional outfit. Over-the-knee boots shouldn’t only be kept for fall and winter. I love a good roomy romper with boots—I feel like it balances out the Pretty Woman vibes of thigh-high boots. And this long, cozy sweater lends a relaxed feel to the look."
On Schroeder: Thurley Dress; Chanel Bag; Stuart Weitzman boots.
"I don't want to give off overtly sexy vibes, so dealing with a pair of black leather boots is a delicate thing for me. This is why I do my best to look 'granny chic' whenever I wear them."
"I like that there is just a hint of thigh that shows in this outfit. P.S. I love gray and blush tones together."
On Schroeder: BCBGeneration Dress; Zara Peacoat; Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the Knee Boot in Topo ($798).
"A fitted black peacoat makes me feel like I belong in the 'Swinging London' era (a personal favorite of mine for fashion inspiration)."
On Stassi Schroeder: The Laundry Room Kennedy Dress ($127); A.P.C. Greta Trench Coat ($660); Celine Sunglasses; Balenciaga Ponyhair Motocross City Bag ($795); Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the Knee Boot in Topo ($798)
"This is one of my favorite day looks to wear because I feel like a boss whenever I wear some version of it. 1) I live for an all-neutral outfit, and 2) A classic trench coat is never not in style."
"I like to play with shapes when it comes to coats, and this is one of my favorite styles to wear with over-the-knee boots. This collarless camel coat is just so incredibly timeless with its simplicity."
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Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 12 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of senior news editor (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.