Over-the-knee boots are all the rage, but they can be a bit intimidating until you get the hang of how to wear them without looking like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, if you catch our drift.
So what’s the secret to making it work? Balance. Since the over-the-knee look tends to ooze sexiness, balance that out by keeping the rest of the look rather modest. Example? Julia Roberts wore a skin tight mini skirt, a crop top, and high heeled OTK boots. And while you can (and sometimes should) wear a skirt or high heeled OTK boots, we suggest finding the balance between which pieces you wear together.
Wearing a looser fitting top, like an oversized sweater or preppy button up, is the perfect way to keep it modest on top. And a really easy way to avoid looking vampish is to wear flat over-the-knee boots, without a heel.
Since most of us are visual learners, we’ve pulled some inspo. Let these celebs and fashion bloggers melt your fear of over-the-knee boots.
Cape (+Shorts and a Button Down)…as seen on Olivia Palermo