Today’s Coveted Working Looks: Working the Over-the-Knee Boot from the Corner Office, Not the Corner

by Rachel Yeomans | July 26th, 2010   

With the arrival of the August fashion magazine issues, we readers are tempted with pages full of the emerging fall fashions. We are still in the heat of summer, but that would never deter me from drooling over those over-the-knee riding boots! Ironically enough, one of my coworkers sent me a tweet the other day with the following statement: “What’s your take on over-the-knee boots? personally i vote no.” I of course replied with a shocked retort, and then I started thinking about this type of footwear at the workplace. Well I declare it can be done – albeit with much consideration for dress code. So in honor of my coworker friend, today’s coveted working look is dedicated to none other than the over-the-knee boot – and she just may see me don this gorgeous pair by Stuart Weitzman with a pleated skirt, textured hose and a boyfriend cardigan and skinny belt come fall at the office.

 Todays Coveted Working Looks: Working the Over the Knee Boot from the Corner Office, Not the Corner

Here is a fantastic way to sport over-the-knee boots for a very appropriate business casual look! I am partial to the flat over-the-knee boot. It’s also much easier to work with in order to avoid toting the line of the ‘hooker boot’ look. However I declare that Jimmy Choo would dare not cross such a line! There is also the look below with Marc by Marc Jacobs being the genius label that it is, featuring over-the-knee boots that you can fold down if you feel over-the-knee is just a bit too tall for the workplace. Going out after work? Roll those boys up, lose the sweater and don a long gold chain and bangles, and you can strut your way straight into cocktail hour!

 Todays Coveted Working Looks: Working the Over the Knee Boot from the Corner Office, Not the Corner
 Todays Coveted Working Looks: Working the Over the Knee Boot from the Corner Office, Not the Corner

And remember how I said I was drooling over the over-the-knee riding boot? Well I can’t ignore my latest fashion obsession in a rundown of my coveted working looks! These gorgeous Frye boots may be worn very well by yours truly on an upcoming Casual Friday with dark skinny jeans, a tucked-in ruffled silk ivory blouse, an elbow-length black boyfriend jacket and cuff bracelet. My coworker may then realize that over-the-knee boots are not only office friendly, but almost a fashion necessity!

 Todays Coveted Working Looks: Working the Over the Knee Boot from the Corner Office, Not the Corner

2 comments
lailachen
lailachen

@theworkwardrobe I think over the knee boots are hot & tots work appropriate. Right on!

theworkwardrobe
theworkwardrobe

@lailachen I concur Laila! And @ShesAllWrite shared on FB that they lend a certain amount of 'authority' - authority through footwear-LUV!