I’ve had a love/hate relationship with over-the-knee boots since they started trending on the runways for Fall 2014. As a fashion editor, I loved the idea of them, how they seemed to make an outfit feel entirely more seasonal and luxe in all the gorgeous magazine editorials and runway looks I pored over. In real life and in my closet, they were harder to love and to wear. It felt more like they were wearing me, that they took over outfits with their overtly sexy feel and seemed to elicit far too many stares on my morning commute. Sometimes I loved it, sometimes I just wished I was wearing sneakers. But when the Fall ’15 runways confirmed that, in fact, the silhouette was here to stay, I resolved to embrace the look I obsessed over on the pages, this time in real life.
For my mission, I enlisted four other editors, selected a range of styles, and set out to prove that this a trend that does, in fact, work for every body type and our real-world day to day. The results just might change your mind about Fall and Winter’s biggest boot trend. Hint: you can totally wear them too.Share: