Imagine it’s winter. Snow is twirling lazily about in the wind and you’re on your way to work/school/shopping mall. You’re wearing a fabulous carmine red lipstick (preferably Dior Rouge), a black faux-fur hat (Anna Karenina-style), an off-white belted cape (look at Kerry Washington on Scandal for inspiration), black skinny jeans (the one that makes you feel like a million dollar bill) and last but definitely not least… a magnificent, provocatively beautiful pair of black suede thigh-high boots.
With an image like that in your head, it is practically impossible not to look forward to winter! The key to totally rocking the above look are the boots. Yes, the outfit would look smashing with just a pair of pumps , but it is the up-to-there (yes, there!) pair of boots that will truly make you shine. And let’s admit it: in a time in which everything is covered in a veil of darkness, it is bloody wonderful to be a sparkling light of sunshine!
Thigh-high boots were a big hit on the FW13 runway:
Balmain opted for suede versions that seemed to reach really really really high…
Chanel opted for a kinky version with chains…
Donna Karan went for sleek chic with thigh-highs in combination with an oversized jacket…
And Pucci drew the sexy card by mixing thigh-highs with an alluring stylish-but-very-short dress!
If you call yourself a fashionista, you will probably know a fashion show isn’t the actual stage where trend battles are fought. If you truly want to know which trends are hot –and which are not- you have to look to the streets.
And looking at the wardrobes- or should I say: shoerobes– of all the celebrities that have walked the streets these couple of months, it is safe to say that the thigh-high boot is here to stay.
Miranda Kerr killed it in this sublime outfit! Remember the cape-thigh highs combo from the imaginative outfit at the beginning of this post? Well, this is what I was talking about! Classy, stylish and ravishingly awesome!
Victoria Beckham opted for a kinkier version ( it was obviously still summer back then). If you want to make her outfit more wearable on a day-to-day basis, just wear some black stockings underneath the dress and you’ll be fine 😉
Kylie Minogue– here wearing fabulous Louboutin thigh-highs- demonstrates that thigh-high boots can be demure and very chic in an all-black combination with an elegant black jacket.
I know that some of you are still very skeptical of thigh-high boots. No matter how cool and utterly stylish they may be, many people still associate them with provocative S&M games or cheap hookers (think: Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman or Angelina Jolie’s naughty leather outfit in Mr. & Mrs. Smith)
It is therefore advisable not to go for the Miley Cyrus thigh-high look…
Unless you want drivers honking their horns or creepy guys waving one-dollar bills in your face…
But we’re all classy, stylish and elegant fashionistas, so –obviously!– we don’t want that.
So what do you think, ladies? Will you try the thigh-high?
Should you still need some convincing, here are some fabulous thigh-high boots that might get you running to the store.