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How to Wear Over-the-Knee Boots: A Street-Style Guide

As the weather starts to chill, we see stylish ladies in the world’s fashion hubs boot up. Although ankle-grazing booties are still popular, many fashion fans are taking their footwear to dramatic heights with thigh-high, over-the-knee boots.

Wearing an OTK (that’s industry shorthand) can initially seem daunting. Their sexy thigh-circling style might feel like too much for daywear or, for many, too much for any hour. Non-leggy ladies may also fear that their height will cause less-than-supermodel-length stems to seem squat. These are valid concerns, but we have a couple of tips to allay them.

How to Wear Over-the-Knee boots

Sofie Valkiers and Evangelie Smyrniotaki at Paris Fashion Week

A simple mini sheath dress is the easiest article of clothing to pair with extra-tall boots. These dresses keep things neat and short, allowing the boots to stand out, which they’ll do no matter what you wear. But by not overwhelming your look with too many layers or accessories, the boots act as an essential part of, rather than an excessive addition to, the outfit. Petite ladies will have the best success with this dress and boot combo.

MORE TIPS (AND PICS) ON BOOTING UP

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Get the Look: Street Style at Michael Kors and BOSS

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Photos by Kristin Yamada

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 is in full swing, and street style has never looked better. Here are a few of our favorite (shoppable!) looks from NYFW, captured by our gimlet-eyed street-style reporter Kristin Yamada, that we plan on emulating posthaste.

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Get the Look: Paris Fashion Week Street Style at Cédric Charlier and Dries Van Noten


Gimlet-eyed Kristin Yamada is busy snapping street-style starlets during Fashion Week. Here are her photos to inspire you for next season (or this one), and some wardrobe picks to help you get the look.

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Street Style: Sofie Valkiers at Etro

I can always count on Sofie Valkiers to have an impeccable ensemble. It can be tough to incorporate new trends into your wardrobe without compromising your personal style, but Sofie manages with aplomb. Her kimono-inspired chambray robe is a stunning statement piece. A bright turtleneck adds a bit of Sofie’s trademark color, while the touches of white throughout keep things clean and modern.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Kimono-Style Jackets | Turtleneck Tops | White Trousers

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Free People Fringe Kimono Wrap | Eileen Fisher Top | 3.1 Phillip Lim Cuff Trousers

 

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Street Style: Sofie Valkiers at Michael Kors

Sofie Valkiers of the popular blog Fashionata has such a fun style sensibility. She likes to add interesting and unique touches to every outfit. I love this statement look that is somehow both bold and laid-back. Belted waists are everything right now and Sofie’s leather wrap belt creates some definition on this voluminous fur coat. A drawstring bag, menswear-inspired hat and turtleneck sweater hit all the right trend notes.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Leather Belts | Furs & Feathers | Brown Fedoras

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MICHAEL Michael Kors Belt | Topshop Coat | rag & bone Floppy Brim Fedora

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Street Report: Sofie Outside Céline

Belgian blogger Sofie Valkiers (Fashionata) is killing it this season with her street style. I’ve spotted her in every corner of the globe now, and she’s always on point. Today’s look is all about that cape shawl. What a stunning statement piece! The hits of leather in this outfit add great texture and urban edge. Her bold blue bag stands out and gives some nice contrast to her tonal look. Oui oui, ma cherie!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Capes | Blue Satchels | Pointy-Toe Black Booties

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Topshop Cape | Rebecca Minkoff Satchel | Saint Laurent Bootie

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Street Report: Sofie at Chloé

Welcome back, Sofie Valkiers from Fashionata.com! This Belgian blogger is a fashion superstar. I can always count on Sofie for an interesting take on ladylike themes. Today’s ensemble is totally on trend, thanks to her thigh-high boots, fuzzy beanie, mini handbag and mirrored sunnies. However, I think it’s her patterned coat that really steals the show!

xo, Crystal

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Burberry Prorsum Embellished Trench Coat | Stuart Weitzman Wingtip OxfordMARC JACOBS Leather Clutch

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Street Report: Sofie at Milan Fashion Week

Spotted: Sofie from Fashionata looking effortlessly chic in a tee and pencil skirt combo.

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Pointed-Toe Metallic Pumps | Black Statement Necklaces | Printed Pencil Skirts

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Prada Bicolor T-Strap Pump | MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Glam Rock’ Necklace | Halogen Pencil Skirt

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Street Report: Sofie Outside Dior

Sofie is back on the blog and looking amazing! This Belgian blogger behind Fashionata causes a stir wherever she goes—and for good reason. She’s got a great eye for trends and chic accessories. Sofie’s rocking that sequin top, and her sporty trousers are a fun, unexpected pairing.

xo, Crystal

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Sequin Tops | Colorful Handbags | Sporty Trend

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Rachel Zoe Sequin Top | Furla Rubber Satchel | Vince Strapping Pants

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Street Report: Sofie Outside DVF

As a popular blogger (Fashionata) and stylist, Sofie is no stranger to the camera lens. She is also known for her impeccable taste and sartorial savvy. Her mix of sportswear inspirations and fifties glam is straight off the runway.

While she says her new project is top secret, she has been followed by a television camera crew all week!

xo, Crystal

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A-Line Skirts | Peep-Toe Booties | Colorblock Tops

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