I don’t know about you, but along with stilettos, knee-highs have been my ultimate fantasy shoe ever since I realized there was more to footwear than sneakers and Crocs. There’s just something incredibly sexy about them — from the way they hug your entire calf, the sleekness of the leather, and the little heel for some added oomph.
Now that it’s cold enough to wear them, it’s time to dig them out of the closet and let them work their magic. If you don’t know where to begin, I’ve got you covered– here are five ways to style this fall essential.
You can’t go wrong with the classic pairing of boots and denim. Slip-on some knee-highs over your favorite pair of jeans, and you have yourself an easy, put-together look.
Contrasting the color of your knee-highs with the color of your jeans can be a great way to draw attention to them — worn over black denim, the brown suede boots really stand out in this look.
On the flip side, you could go for a monochromatic mood and create consistency, like in this white/ivory look. To add some dimension, I recommend mixing shades and textures.
Another classic pairing, wearing knee-highs with skirts or shorts can immediately elevate an outfit, not to mention add some much-needed warmth as it becomes colder.
Pairing chunky knee-highs with shorts, this sultry look exposes some skin.
Not all knee-highs and skirt pairings have to expose skin — try matching your boots with a longer skirt for a stylish and warm outfit.
3. Sweater Dresses
I love sweater dresses — they’re comfortable, stylish, and take five seconds to put on. All you need are three things: a sweater dress, knee-highs, a coat, and voila! You have an easy, warm outfit.
4. Keep it Casual
Simply throwing on a pair of knee-highs can instantly make any oversized hoodie or sweater fashionable. An easy way of being comfy and stylish at the same time? Sign me up!
What may seem at first glance a sleek, all-black look is really just a plain black hoodie matched with knee-highs and a leather vest.
5. Change up the Color/Pattern
Remember that knee-highs don’t come exclusively in the standard neutral tones — experiment with boots that come in different colors and patterns to switch things up.
If you’re intimidated by patterned shoes, try pairing them with solid colors. This look seamlessly incorporates the snakeskin boots by pairing them with neutral tones.
These yellow knee-highs are definitely a statement piece, but the yellow Fendi purse and yellow-tinted sunglasses unify the look.
However you decide to style your knee-highs, they’re a great transition piece into the fall and elevate any outfit you pair them with! There’s no doubt that knee-highs will become a staple in the weeks to come!