I was not intending to post until after halloween (HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE! One of my absolute favorite holidays — I will do a halloween de-brief tomorrow at some point!) but I was in Penn Station’s Amtrak waiting room for my train back to Campus and I noticed something astounding. While I have always been an advocate for the over the knee boot, I had not realized how many other people were so intent on this trend as well. On campus I have yet to see a pair (other than the three that I brought up) but don’t get me started on the “style” present here… Anyways, every single young woman I saw was wearing a pair of these boots. I don’t know whether or not this was solely because they’re comfortable and chic (making them ideal for traveling) or that this trend is absolutely everywhere but it was astounding. Because of that I had an intense urge to do this post. With nothing else to do on the three hour ride back to Hartford here is my thigh high boot post!
Something I have yet to come across in any of my browsing of other trend-tracking websites (style.com, fashionising.com etc.) is a mention of the pervasive equestrian theme. Many of these boots represent a cowboy boot or an equestrian boot style with a more style and flare. While this trend started earlier in the year as mere “over the knee” boots, on the runway for fall/winter 2010 the thigh high boots were everywhere. These boots are so “it” that you can find pairs in every single type of style you can think of: gothic, grunge, quirky, classic, futuristic… While I need to get in better shape before I slip on a pair of thigh-highs, the over the knee boot dress up a simple outfit and are literally my go to pair of shoes. In my opinion, these are a MUST HAVE for the winter.
2.Elizabeth and James “Stare” -$625
3. Tory Burch “Rhett Suede” -$650
4. Report Signature Shoes “Columbus” -$650
5. Jeffery Campbell “Wishlist Flat Engineer” -$310
6. Christian Louboutin “Tres Contente Thigh High” -$2,495
7. Modern Vintage “Bernadette” -$395
8. Loeffler Randall -$825
9. Hunter “Cervina” -$535
10. Giuseppe Zanotti “Buckle Back” -$1,695
**These are my to-die-for, go-to-shoe, boots. I bought them with my own money (huge accomplishment, not to sound like a spoiled brat) and have never been more happy with a purchase. Literally.
p.s. Very cool D.I.Y. article on fashionising.com about thigh highs, check it out! http://www.fashionising.com/shoes/b–How-to-DIY-Rodarte-over-the-knee-boots-2284.html