photo credits: Elle UK & Walton&Rush
Knee boots are a very divisive trend which seems to reach it's height over the colder winter months. I really like the look myself, especially as shown here; a chunky, flat or low heeled, riding style boot that comes up over the knee, worn with a skirt or dress that reaches just above to show a sliver of skin. It's not overtly sexy, as you would expect a knee boot to be, but it is still attractive and very wearable.
I always tend to shy away from this style of boot because I'm not very tall, so boots like this can quickly start to resemble waders when they come to further up the leg than intended, and if you have short legs, this is a problem! It's worth trying on a few styles to see the ones that suit you the best before you commit to buying, but I think they would definitely be a hard working pair in your wardrobe, if you did choose to invest.
One of the most popular styles out there are the flat, mixed-leather style by Stuart Weitzman is a super flattering shape, and the stretch mixed leather of the style ensures a great fit on many different leg-widths! Unfortch, they come in at several hundred pounds; not ideal if you are uncertain of the amount of wear you'll get from the item.
I've found an amazing dupe, however, from British high street stalwart Dune, via Spartoo. Looking pretty much identical, they come in at under £100 and are available in both smooth leather or suede fabrics. They would look amazing tucked into skinny jeans or worn with a skirt or even a dressy coat, all buttoned up. Moreover, they are warm and easy to walk in; fashionable and practical? That never happens!
What do you think of the knee boot trend?
This post is in collaboration with Spartoo