Tuesday, June 9, 2009

On the Rise: This Fall season's latest trend--Over the Knee Boots

This fall season's favorite on runways across the globe is the over the knee boot. The trend, like most others, is not new in and of itself, but designers such as Manolo Blahnik, Chloe, Stella McCartney, and Christian Louboutin have put a new and edgier spin on the classic design (shades of 60's London!)

The look is long, lean, and dynamic. Best fitted (in my opinion) for the leggier fashion siren, these styles lend themselves to daring hemlines (mid to lower thigh), leggings and/or skinny jeans tucked inside. While I love the overall look of the OTK, because I am considerably shorter than the average catwalk diva, and I wear my skirts slightly longer (to the knee and below), this style of boot probably wouldn't accomplish the full effect on me. Although, I wouldn't mind trying that Stella McCartney number, for sure! However, for those of you who are willing, ready, leggy, and able to pull off the look, or you feel the need to experiment and indulge your inner Mod Matrix Maven, take a gander at what this upcoming fall season has to offer in this cutting edge trend.

Alexandra Neel
Lamb and Patent boot

Tied Leather OTK boot
Neiman Marcus

Christian Louboutin
Button-up OTK boot
Neiman Marcus

Christian Louboutin
Suede over the knee boot w/mesh cutout

Christian Louboutin
Stretch Platform OTK boot
Neiman Marcus

Giuseppe Zanotti
OTK Croc Embossed boot
Neiman Marcus

Stella McCartney
Pierced Leather OTK boot
Neiman Marcus

Manolo Blahnik
Cinched Nappa OTK boot
Neiman Marcus

And now, the Piece de resistance...

Manolo blahnik
Cava Fur Trim OTK boot
Neiman Marcus


Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-this is such a fabulous trend, I'm not sure whether I'll be in them, but I adore the selection you've shown! Hope you are having a good week too!

The Seeker said...

Hi sweetie, how's everything, hope fine.

Well, dear, this is such an amazing trend, unfortunatly not for me... my legs aren't the best to pull of it.
But you picked such great pieces, I really love those black Christian Louboutin Button-up OTK boot.

All the best, lovely you.


Shell said...

The Chloe boot I could rock. I love over the knee boots. Never had a pair and keep saying I have to get one.
I always wanted a pair in red. Yes, I know I am scandalous. I do love red.
Thank you for all your regular and wonderful comments over at my place. It is always a pleasure to read your words, Cheryl.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Now see what you have gone and made me do!!!! I now have to clean off the key board because of the snot and drool. These boots are SIN! SIN I tell you!!! It's just wrong, wrong, wrong!!! I want those $1495.00 Manolo Blahnik boats!!!! AHHHHHHGGGGGGG!!! Darn, Darn, DARNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!! I know so dramatic, but then again so are the boots.What is it Cheryl with B words??? Bread, Boots??? What's going on??? I feel faint all of a sudden! You did this to me!!!!! Oh suddenly I need a loaf of french bread and some boots. Cheryl made me do!!!!
I hope you feel guilty young lady.
Have a booty day. hee hee hee hee!!!

Fashion_Loving_Stylist said...

I'm dying for some over the knee boots - totally dying.

Bella Sinclair said...

Hehehehe, that Miss Vanessa! I think she got some snot and drool on my keyboard, too!

How FAAAAAbulous! I wish I were daring enough to wear these. Heck, I wish I were rich enough to afford these.

And....and....did I see an illustration blog of yours in the make??? Oooooooohhhhhhh!

Marian said...

oh my gosh darling for ages i have been looking for the perfect over the knee boot,the stella's are delish. how wonderful are they dear?!
my fave are the chloes, with their flat heels.i would like a pair just like it.
honey hope you have had a good week and that it has not been too tiring for you.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I ain't lookin' i just wanted to say to say... I love you
hee hee hee!

melmo said...

wow cool post!
love the brown louboutin boots. very cool!

ValGalArt said...

Hi Cheryl Lynn! Thank you for your sweet words. Your blogs are so cool, I love this fashion blog as I share your love of shoes :) Very fun and I am looking forward to reading some of your poems and stories and seeing your art. I love the header on your art blog too. Hugs from valgal!

The Seeker said...

Hi my sweet and lovely friend!

Just checking about you and to wish you a rested and nice weekend.

It's always a pleasure to come visit you, darling.

All the best and take care, sweetheart.


Marian said...

hi my dear,
hope your weekend by grace has been good so far. Hubby and I have had a quiet one. Wishing you strength for the new week my love.
big kiss,

Giovanna said...

Hi Cheryl!! Thank you so much for your sweet comment :) I'm glad I'm back to share things I found in Peru.
Hope all is well with you. By the way your last post is great I love the pictures. You have a great style!

Mira said...

stella always manages to tease me. i am stil obsessed with her wedge boots from last year.sigh

fhen said...

hello, i have just found your blog! and i love it!
i love those over the knee boots! i wish i had a lot of money to grab them all haha.


Leigh said...

Thank you again Cheryl!!

In love with the top one, I need to move to a bigger city than Denver to wear them probably ahah. :)

Claudia-Leigh Grammatico said...

Just did a review of this trend on my blog! i'm curious as to what you think: :)


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