How to Wear Thigh High Boots for Any Occasion

January 2, 2019

Full disclosure: I’ve always been a massive fan of thigh high boots/knee high boots/over the knee boots, or whatever you’d like to call them.

I mean, isn’t everyone? Not only do they cover up your legs when it’s a bit nippy outside, but they also make you feel sassy AF when you’re wearing them.

And, in terms of what to wear with thigh high boots, you have a multitude of options regardless of their colour, fabric or detailing.

Whether you’re going shopping or heading out to meet a friend at a cocktail bar, this is my guide on how to wear thigh high boots if you want to make a serious style statement this season.

How to Wear Thigh High Boots for Any Occasion

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1. With a Casual Jumper Dress

How to wear thigh high boots for casual occasions 101: team them with a snugly jumper dress. This is always a winning combination when it’s rather chilly outside and you need as much warmth as you can get.

For super wintry conditions, you could even throw on a teddy bear coat over the top as an extra layer.

(Beast from the East, be gone!)

Personally, I like to wear this wonderful combo for smart-casual events too, such as a meal out with the family.

In this instance, pick a printed jumper with more pizzazz as opposed to a plain version (leopard print is my pattern of choice right now) and then dress your outfit up with glamorous hair and makeup.

Either way, fashionistas take note: putting thigh high boots with a cosy knit dress ultimately helps them take centre stage and stand out for all the right reasons.

How to Wear Thigh High Boots   

BOOTS – HIDDEN FASHION(*) / JUMPER – HIDDEN FASHION(*) / BAG – COACH (similar)

2. With a Cute Skirt

Another option when it comes to how to wear thigh high boots? Combine them with a charming little skirt.

With checks being a huge hit for Autumn/Winter 2018/19, I’m currently obsessed with tartan skirts that would make the cast of Clueless undoubtedly jealous.

Or Regina George from Mean Girls. Why? Well, because vintage skirts = so adorable.

And guess what else looks unbelievably fetch? A check printed skirt with thigh high boots, a black roll-neck jumper and sparkly earrings.

In fact, just about any neutral-hued roll-neck jumper will work with grey or black thigh high boots, no matter what the colour palette of your check skirt is.

Don’t believe me? Try it out for yourself. I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed with this pretty yet powerful look.

Thigh High Boots Katie Davies UK Fashion Blogger

BOOTS – HIDDEN FASHION(*) / JUMPER – ZARA (similar) / SKIRT – HIDDEN FASHION(*) / BAG – COACH (similar) / GLASSES – MOSCHINO

3. With a Glitzy Dress

Lastly, if you’re wondering what to wear with knee high boots going OUT out, wonder no longer!

For New Year’s Eve 2018/19, I decided to wear my black faux leather thigh high boots with the most dazzling sequin dress for utmost impact.

In fact, I’m a big fan of structured dresses like the one I’m wearing below, which hug your curves in a way that’s flattering yet supportive.

Texture clashing is also very on-trend for AW18/19 and looks killer for dressier occasions where it’s okay to embrace your inner maximalist. 

Not feeling a sequin dress to go with your thigh high boots club outfit? Opt for a blazer dress instead. When paired with minimalistic accessories, blazer dresses put a touch of chic elegance upon your entire ensemble.

AW18 Fashion How to Wear Thigh High Boots Without Looking Trashy

BOOTS – HIDDEN FASHION(*) / DRESS – HIDDEN FASHION(*) / SHIRT – BOOHOO / BAG – MICHAEL KORS (similar)

How to Wear Thigh High Boots

When done right, thigh high boots add a bold, stylish feel to your smart-casual, dressy or casual outfit.

If you’re wondering how to wear thigh high boots with jeans, stick to a skinny cut for practicality. And do not, under any circumstances, try to wear your thigh highs with any other type of trouser.

Trust me, it just doesn’t work!

Personally, I prefer the skirt or dress and thigh high boots combo every time, but only if the skirt or dress hemline sits a few inches higher than the boots themselves.

Either way, if you’ve never worn thigh high boots before, why not give them a go? You might just find that you love them as much as I do.

What do you think in terms of how to wear thigh high boots? Do you already own a pair? Let me know in the comments below.

Katie Davies is the Yorkshire-based freelance writer who founded The Trendy Tourist. In the last three years, she has written for over 100 companies on a range of subjects, from fashion to marketing. When she’s not producing content, you can find her shopping, exploring a new place or sitting somewhere having a cup of builder’s tea.

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