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How To Style Over-The-Knee Boots When You’re Petite

It’s mid-September, and even though temperatures are still quite high for this time of year, I’m already dressing for fall. My favourite camel coat has woken from its summer sleep and I can’t wait to raid Zara for some shiny new so-called ‘fall essentials’. Since I’m still pretty much on bed arrest (I was so sick this weekend I had to cancel my workshops during #ModeinOostende, which made me feel 10 times worse!) I had to create a fall-proof look with old items. Oldies, but goodies! I got these boots from my daddy-o seven (!!) years ago, which is like 8 billion years in fashun, and I still love them.

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Rocking the over-the-knee trend isn’t as easy for us petite girls, since the look tends to shorten your silhouette even more. That said, I love a good OTK-boot from time to time, and I found some ways to make this look work for me. First pro tip: go for a pair of over-the-knee boots with a heel – preferably a block heel to avoid the Pretty Woman jokes. Really, I wore this outfit to work and a doctor’s appointment later that day, and I felt slightly awkward sitting in that examination chair, dress off, boots on, having my lungs checked. Anyways :D Second thing to keep in mind is to show some skin: don’t let your dress and shoes swallow your silhouette, try to find a dress/boot combo that shows a sliver of upper leg. Another thing that works is to stay in the same colour palette for an elongating look. I opted for a true fall-inspired colorway with camel and taupe.

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Do you own a pair of over-the-knee boots?

Are you planning on getting a pair? If so, I saw some really good ones at Zara and Sacha for a véry reasonable price. Happy hunting!

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OTK boots: Victoria Wood
Dress: H&M
Camel coat: Topshop
Sunnies: Céline
Bag: Louis Vuitton Keepall 55