Just when you thought you’d seen denim in every possible form, along come the knee-highs! Knee or thigh high boots are a classic trend that has been en vogue for a few years now, harkening back to the 1960s and 1970s while making your legs look never-endingly long. Some of our celebrity favourites including Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna have made this a trend no one should be ignoring.
Why not? After all, we wear denim in pretty much every other way imaginable, from jackets to jeans, skirts, shorts and more. It seemed impossibly obvious yet completely unique, and suddenly every designer was hopping on board, bound straight for destination denim.
Double denim has always been a cool and understated way of staying edgy adding a high-fashion touch to a simple outfit. Outfits with denim boots are so versatile they can keep you looking chic all day long and into the night, as they work equally well worn casually as they do dressed up.
Their one potential pitfall is that they can be quite difficult to style. But fear not, because we think that everyone can enjoy this quirky celeb fave with the right guidance. We’ve put together a foolproof guide to incorporating denim knee high boots into your outfits.
Outfits with denim boots
If there’s one thing we all know about denim, it’s that it’s one of the most versatile fabrics you can own. We pair jeans with all manner of tops, shoes and accessories, while throwing a denim jacket over any outfit is the simplest way to finish off a look. So open your mind to the idea of denim boots and heels and give them a go, you might be surprised how easy it is to find a pair that work for you!
There are a few golden rules, however. Don’t over denim - unless you’re living in the mid-2000s again, that is. The Britney Spears denim era was a true inspiration, but some things are best left in the past. To work this style in the most modern way, give these boots centre stage, making the over the knee boots the key to your outfit. If you’re new to over the knee styles and are feeling it’s a bit risque, balance out the outfit by choosing looser fitting skirts and dresses or team with a duster coat to skim your figure until you get more comfortable.
Here are some of our top styling tips to wear denim boots:
- Chunky sweater dress
Whether off the shoulder or a roll neck, keeping your top cosy, warm and appropriately covered this Autumn/Winter without making a single compromise on the fashion front. Your legs will look long and slender, while your top half balances out your proportions. To show off your waist, even in cold weather, simply accessorise with a belt!
- Oversized t-shirt dress
Our favourite everyday styling is an oversized t-shirt dress or just nick your boy friends t-shirt! Slogans, athletic brands, neutral colours and rolled sleeves all make the coolest outfit effortless to throw together. Denim on denim is nothing to fear either, so you can finish off your denim boots outfit with a simple oversized jean jacket for a city chic look.
- Loose Shirt dress
Keep things simple and easily wearable with a neutral-coloured button-down shirt dress. This is actually the outfit that started it all, when Kim K was spotted out and about in this natural get-up. The perfect, comfortable denim boots outfit for transitioning from day to night in, this look is effortless, sophisticated and won’t feel overwhelming if you’re not used to stepping out in daring trends.
- Which Wash?
Denim comes in all kinds of crazy washes these days, and some are more appropriate for occasions than others. Navigating this can be difficult, so select the wash that best suits your lifestyle and wardrobe. Generally speaking the lighter the wash, the more casual you’ll look. Switching up your denim might just be what the doctor ordered, trying black or white denim can be bold yet incredibly wearable, so give something new a try- you won’t be disappointed!
Kick off the boring boots!
Kick Footwear have a fantastic, diverse range of women’s denim boots ready for the autumn. Shop from mid, light and dark denim, as well as classic shades like white or black, with a stylish peep toe and fashionable distressed fabric. All of our products are made from high quality materials.