Though the thigh-high boots can be intimidating to wear, incorporating them into your daily wardrobe isn’t as hard as it seems. Pulling off over-the-knee boots is all about “playing with the scale of a silhouette,” celebrity stylist June Ambrose, who has worked with Mary J. Blige and Kelly Ripa in the past, tells Us Weekly.
Scroll down for Ambrose’s three rules to follow before slipping on the shoes.
1. Pay attention to leg length
When determining the heel height of your boot, consider your own legs. “The heel version is great for a very curvy girl [since it lengthens the legs], and the flat version is great for a gal with long, lean legs,” Ambrose tells Us.
2. Think about proportions
“I believe in balancing my bold and allowing a punctuation piece such as these to shine,” Ambrose, who has her own line on HSN, June by June Ambrose, says. “I’d style [over-the-knee boots] with an oversize cardigan and silky slip — mixing smart and sexy is a season sensation!”
3. Pair with jackets for an edgy, casual vibe
If you want to wear this type of shoe with jeans, offset the style with a jacket. “Wear [the boots] casually with a biker jacket or a blazer and a tee,” Ambrose tells Us.
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