Thigh-high boots aren't for the fashion faint of heart as they make a bold statement. The key to keeping the style classy is to opt for neutral-colored boots and ensembles that leave minimal skin on display. Complement the thigh-high style with slim silhouettes coupled with light layers, and you'll be rocking your boots with confidence.
Lovely in Leggings
Leggings are a basic foundation that easily layer under thigh-high boots. Opt for solid black leggings, which pair well with other neutral colors. Black leggings coupled with black leather boots elongate legs and create a sleek look. Balance the slim silhouette of your bottoms with an oversized cowl-neck knit sweater in oatmeal or gray. Keep jewelry minimal to complement the casual vibe -- think a statement ring or chandelier earrings. To dress up your boots, layer a printed or embellished tunic over leggings. Define your waist with a thin belt and accessorize with a bold cuff or an armful of thin bangles.
Sassy in Skinny Jeans
Pair your thigh-high boots with skinny jeans and easy separates for a look that can take you from day to night -- just opt for jeans with minimal embellishment or tears to keep the look streamlined and chic. Dark-wash skinny jeans are the most versatile and pair well with leather or suede boot styles in black, camel or gray. Balance the slim cut of your jeans with volume on top. Try a billowy blouse in a bright color or layer a fitted blazer over an oversized V-neck T-shirt. Finish with bold extras like an oversized watch or a statement necklace.
Daring in a Dress
Juxtapose the toughness of leather thigh-high boots with a feminine frock in delicate lace or chiffon. Try a shirtdress with a hem that falls just above the top of your boots to show a sliver of skin, and accessorize with bangles or a jeweled cuff. Go a bit softer by wearing a solid A-line dress with a scoop-neck with suede thigh-high boots in a similar hue for a sleek, monochromatic outfit -- think a light gray sheath over charcoal suede boots. Just be sure the hem of the dress covers the top of your boots to create a polished head-to-toe look. Enhance the high neckline of your dress with big statement earrings.
Trendy in Tights
Pair thigh-high boots with a fit-and-flare skirt and tights for a collegiate-chic ensemble. The volume of the skirt works as long as the hem falls above the top of boots. Try a skirt with a plaid or small floral print to add interest and wrap a thin belt around the waist. Layer with solid tights that won't compete with the print of your skirt and in the same hue as the boots to visually elongate legs. Top off your skirt with a solid T-shirt or blouse; tuck it into the waistband of your skirt to define your waistline. Add texture to the look with a cashmere or wool cardigan in a color that picks up the print in your skirt, and accessorize with stud earrings.
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