Top Shop Unique AW14
I love over the knee boots, or Cuissardes as the French like to call them. But as Emma Akbareian notes in her recent article for The Independent online, they're often approached by many women with trepidation.
As she quite rightly goes on to say, associations with Julia Roberts' character in Pretty Woman and the principal boy in Puss in Boots don't exactly enhance their reputation. However, follow Emma's three simple rules and you'll be strutting your stuff in style...
1. Never purchase a patent pair. Preferable materials are matte leather and suede in neutral shades of black, grey, brown or forest green.
2. Avoid any styles that end in a stiletto. Instead, opt for boots that are either flat or have a block heel.
3. Proportion is the key. A skimpy lower half should be balanced out with oversized layering on the top half. Thigh boots work well over skinny jeans and if you opt for a skirt, only bare legs if the hem reveals a sliver of skin. Anything more than an inch and opaque black tights are vital.
|Isabel Marant x Past & Precious|
Isabel Marant Black Suede 'Dazzle' Boots
Size: 5 / Price: £300.00 (Cost New £490.00)
To read Emma's article in full click here