Where to Buy the Over-the-Knee Boots That Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift, and More Love
It wasn't that long ago when over-the-knee boots carried a stigma (you know, the one worn by certain women on certain street corners with certain cut-out mini dresses). But look how quickly we got over that, because not one winter goes by without an overwhelming abundance of thigh-high boots seen at every turn. It's become an off-duty staple (and a huge boot trend).
And since we generally look to celebrities for real-life guidance for all things fashion (or as "real" as you can get when you're part of the Hollywood elite), we found style lessons in their OTK boot-wearing ways. A low stacked heel in dark neutrals knocks down the "look at me" factor, even when paired with a mini wrap dress, a la Gigi Hadid, or short shorts (see: Fergie). Into making a statement? Standout hues, like Taylor Swift's ruby red velvet pair, or skinny stilettos (so long as you ground the high-maintenance heel with a casual knit and jeans) will do the trick. We did our thing and ID-d and located the exact thigh-high boots that the stars are loving; shop all seven, below.
Velvet ruby red OTK boots—today's version of Dorothy's iconic slippers. Pack an even bolder punch with nautical-inspired separates. Her outfit breakdown: Taylor Swift wore Stuart Weitzman velvet Alllegs boots, $798; bergdorfgoodman.com, a Tommy x Gigi silk blouse, $130; tommy.com, Hilfiger Collection Marine shorts, $290; tommy.com, Melinda Maria Katrina gold plated and cubic zirconia ring, $48; melindamaria.com, Anna Beck Wire-rimmed gold-plated open diamond ring with split band setting, $200; annabeck.com, Dana Rebecca Designs DRD Diamond hoops, $2,640; danarebeccadesigns.com, Rachel Katz Dagger 14 kt yellow gold with white diamonds ring, $1,500; rachelkatzjewelry.com, and Melissa Kaye Chloe eternity band, $4,620; melissakayejewelry.com.
Ground a skinny, high-maintenance heel with casual, low-maintenance pieces, like a chunky knit and skinnies. Her outfit breakdown: Victoria Justice wore Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots, $798; stuartweitzman.com for similar styles, an Amour Vert Harmony stripe sweater, $198; nordstrom.com, Quay Stardust sunglasses, $65; urbanoutfitters.com, a Brixton Fiddler hat, $38; revolve.com, Madewell skinny jeans, $135; madewell.com, and an Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet Talia coat, $796; shopbop.com.
A dark OTK boot with low stacked heel is so versatile, you can wear it with anything, including a wrap mini dress. Her outfit breakdown: Gigi Hadid wore Stuart Weitzman Tieland slate suede thigh high boots; $798; stuartweitzman.com, Tularosa Rocky dress $168; revolve.com, Saint Laurent Large Sac de Jour Carry All Bag in black crocodile embossed leather, $3,490; ysl.com, and Linda Farrow 427 sunglasses in white gold, $1,215; lindafarrow.com.
How to get away with wearing tights or pants in the winter: a mini and a pair of thigh-highs. Her outfit breakdown: Priyanka Chopra wore Sergio Rossi Matrix black suede over-the-knee boots, $1,460; sergiorossi.com, a Costume National dress, costumenational.com for similar styles, and Garrett Leight Valencia gold sunglasses with silver flash mirror, $395; garrettleight.com.
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The weather-appropriate (and publicly decent) version of Vivian Ward's cut-out mini mini and patent OTKs looks like a chunky sweater dress, a brocade velvet coat, and suede boots. Her outfit breakdown: Alessandra Ambrosio wore Le Silla Gossip over the knee boots, $1,403; lesilla.com with a Ralph Lauren Collection embroidered blue velvet coat, $5,190; saksfifthavenue.com.