Oh the thigh high boot…
Who can forget the classic patent leather pair worn by Julia Roberts back in the day as the loveable and oh so fabulous sex worker Vivian from Pretty Woman. I remember watching that movie with such admiration for her long legs and the ability to zip those suckers up her thighs with ease and grace.
Now twenty-six years later ( PW was released in 1990! ), the thigh high boot is back in full swing. Girls are wearing it as a cold weather staple, in every way imaginable. Whether it’s a flat heel for a more casual look, or if they want to up their sex appeal for a night out ensemble, this major shoe trend is not only fashionable but functional.
FASHION VS. FUNCTION
Not only is the thigh high boot sexy, but it’s also super functional which is a major win. At the time of writing this article, it’s absolutely freezing in New York City (where I live) and the winters can make you feel like there’s no choice but to bundle up and forgo style. But with the thigh high, you can easily pair with some chunky tights, and knee socks (for added warmth), and you’ve got yourself a full blown sexy, chic, and warm outfit.
THEY’RE SO VERSATILE…
When you first think about wearing a thigh high boot it seems rather risqué or tawdry, but in actuality these bad boys are anything but. After perusing the users on Lookli.st, it’s clear to me that this trend can be worn so many ways. It’s totally an appropriate trend for the office, weekend, and a night out, so I’ve put together an essential collection of styling inspiration that you can check out below.
IT’S A GLOBAL TREND…
Bloggers and influencers around the world have been spotted lately sporting their favorite thigh high boots. I’ve put together a well curated group of the best looks seen from Finland, to Paris, to the USA. So check them out below and get ready to be inspired to get yourself the best pair for your lifestyle!
xxx Global Garbs
READY FOR THE OFFICE
Sofia’s look is absolutely perfect for the office. Pairing her flat neutral colored thigh highs with a play on texture with her chunky turtleneck and leather skirt give the outfit just the right amount of classiness for work, yet she still looks effortlessly modern and fresh.
Vanessa’s look is the essential “school girl” or preppy sophisticate that we all secretly aspire to. With her plaid skirt and waffle crew knit, she’s got this look down to a science. The girl next door is another persona that comes to mind, and she’s topped it off with her ultra-feminine floppy to complete this perfect ensemble.
I spotted this fashionista right away while scrolling through everyone’s looks. This girl defines what a true fashion girl looks like. Obviously living in Paris says it all, but simple details about her thigh highs such as the triangular heel that make these boots just slightly more modern than your average thigh high just ups her fashion game a few points.
This South American born beauty is wearing the perfect outfit for the weekend. Casual and stylish, I absolutely love the color of her selected thigh highs. They give the otherwise simple and classic look just the right amount of color pop. The flat heel creates the perfect fall outfit for a cozy weekend stroll.
Christina from The Style Mogul based in Canada shows off some major leg in her thigh highs paired with chunky sweater dress/tunic. Conservative on top and sexy on the bottom her look is the perfect balance of classy yet sexy. If she had worn these boots with a tight low cut dress it would have completely been too over the top, but this girl knows how to style it just the right way.
Laura’s look is such a sweet yet tough outfit. I love the femininity of the tulle skirt paired with her leather scrunched thigh high boots. I mean who doesn’t love an ultra girly skirt paired with boots. She’s topped it off perfectly with a statement necklace and knit turtleneck.