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How to Improve Your Personal Style

An individual’s personal style is something that can set them apart and make them stand out in a room full of people. Even if you aren’t that into fashion, you can still develop a style that people can identify you by. Perhaps you’re wondering how you can improve your style and make it more interesting, or you’re at a point in your life that you’re hungry for change. Whatever the case, you can improve your style at any time you want to, just be open to trying something new. Here are practical ways that you can improve your personal style nevertheless.

Know What Look You’re Going For

Before you can actually improve your personal style, you need to know what exactly you’re looking to change it to. Identify what your personal style is presently and what about it is you want to improve. It could be that you wear too much black and feel like your style is too gothic and want to introduce new and vibrant colors to your wardrobe. Knowing where you want to go will give you an idea of how to g…

How to Wear Over the Knee Boots

This has to be one of the most intimidating trends for fall, though it's still going strong this year, and I am eager to try it out finally. Much like classic riding boots, there are a few simple ways to wear over the knee boots. Once you get the basic formulas down, with a few simple tips, you can easily style these tall boots in any number of ways.

Go monochrome. This is the same advice I give for knee-high boots. Especially if you're short like me, you can get a more seamless look by pairing black over the knee boots, for example, with black jeans or with black tights and a black skirt. You can also go monochrome on top, by pairing an all-white outfit with grey or taupe over the knee boots. Image via Pink Wish.

Consider fit. A chunky sweater and jeans look great with a structured over-the-knee boot that gets a little wider at the top,  like this Nine West Jena Over-the-Knee Boot, but a sexy body-con dress or mini skirt calls for slim, fitted boots with a slimmer heel, like this Sam Edelman Bernadette Boot. Balance out a wide, chunky-heel over the knee boot with fall layers, like a vest or blazer. Image via Free People / Jeffrey Campbell Parkway Thigh High Boot. 

Go for soft suede. Especially if you're thinking about getting over-the-knee boots in a bold color, like burgundy, you can create a much more soft and effortless look with a pair in brushed suede rather than a shiny leather finish.

Find balance. I've said this so many times, that styling is all about balance - balancing color with neutral, patterns with solids, and sexy with classy, etc. Over-the-knee boots definitely call for balance, as they immediately create a bold and sexy vibe. Balance them out with toned-down accessories and a more modest outfit. Modest can mean a few things in this context. For example, a jacket isn't something that is sexy because it's revealing; it's sexy because of the look and texture. A leather moto jacket, for instance, is much more sexy that a knit cardigan or poncho. And even a modest heel can add sex appeal to an outfit, so if you plan to pair your over the knee boots with shorts or a mini skirt, go for a modest top to tone the look down. Image via Mikuta.

Pick the right hemlines. If you pair super tall boots with pants, with the exception of an all-black look, be aware of where the bottom of your shirt hits. You can go for a cropped jacket that stops at the waist or long layers that fall below the boots, like the long jacket pictured above.

Keep it simple. It's easy to feel overwhelmed at the idea of styling over the knee boots after looking at intricately layered outfits on the web, but all you really need is a pair of skinny jeans and a sweater or a cute printed fall dress to go with your boots (the same advice goes for knee-high boots as well). Image via ASOS KILO Suede Flat Over The Knee Boots.
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  1. Over-the-knee boots are such a fave of mine come fall! Can't wait to break 'em out!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  2. I love your suggestions, beauty! I agree, the most important to me is finding a balance when working with OTK boots to avoid creating an outfit that's either too frumpy or overly sexy. I love the last outfit you've shared here with that cozy knit, now I'm even more excited to break out the sweaters, lol! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great week so far!



  3. Now in fall, there is nothing better to wear than overknees! Love your picks. I'm glad that trend is still holding on. Have a great day

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box
    Instagram: littleglitterybox

    1. I'm so glad too! And thanks, you have a great day as well!:)

  4. Can't believe summer is almost over! I love over-knee boots especially the chunky sweater and jeans look! Thanks for the suggestions!
    xo Yvonne

    1. It did go by so fast, but that's okay! I love fall!!:)

  5. This is one of my favourite fall trends. I love how versatile OTK boots are!

  6. love love love over the knee boots! its just too hot where i live, so cant really put these cuties on :" HAHA

    VVEEKEND 101

  7. definitely loving the boots...and thinking of getting myself one this fall.
    kisses in the sandpit ❤︎


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