Obviously, there’s major Ariana Grande inspo ahead.
On her unofficial “we’re engaged” press tour with Pete Davidson (you know, where she licked suckers and stared lovingly at him on street corners), Ariana Grande wore nothing but over-the-knee boots and oversized sweatshirts. So naturally, you immediately went out and bought yourself a pair.
Now, you’re probably wondering how you’re actually going to wear them IRL, because let’s be real – not everyone can pull off Ari’s trademark no-pants look. So to save you a few hours of Pinterest surfing, I’ve rounded up a few totally wearable ways to rock knee-high boots, courtesy of your favorite celebs.
Dust off your new winter fave, because there’s major inspo ahead.
1) In a Bold Statement Hue
If you haven’t bought over-the-knees yet, Kylie’s purple Balenciaga sock boots are about to tip the scale from ‘meh’ to ‘NEED.’ Just pair up these statement shoes with a simple dress for a whoooole look.
What you’ll need: Purple Pointed Toe Over-the-Knee Boots, $32, GoJane
2) With an Athleisure Kick
Serve Yeezy vibes by pairing your boots with cropped sweatpants and a sporty windbreaker.
What you’ll need: Silver Over-the-Knee Boots, $63, ASOS
3) Under a T-shirt Dress
Keke is serving major inspo in her crystal-studded denim boots. Copy her aesthetic in a simple ivory T-shirt dress. It’s a blank canvas that lets your shoes shine.
What you’ll need: Denim Over-the-Knee Boots, $20, AMI Clubwear
4) Ariana Grande-Style
Page one of the Over-the-Knee Boots Handbook is just this photo of Ariana Grande. Massive sweatshirts with boots is basically her trademark.
What you’ll need: Black Suede Over-the-Knee Boots, $63, ASOS
5) With Shorties and a Femme Blouse
Show some leg without looking like a Club Girl by pairing this edgy shoe with nautical high-rise shorts and a girly collared blouse.
What you’ll need: Burgundy Over-the-Knee Boots, $48, ALDO
6) With Black, Black, and More Black
If you want to ease into the over-the-knee boots trend, go for a subdued look, like Khloe Kardashian’s. The thigh-highs blend seamlessly into her leggings for a toned-down look (well, as toned-down as you can get wearing this extra footwear).
What you’ll need: Black Over-the-Knee Sock Boots, $80, Pretty Little Thing
7) With a Touch of Disco
Take these ’70s staples back to their roots by adding a dose of disco ball sparkle. A fluffy sweater makes the sparkly ensemble feel a little more chill (and perfect for date night).
What you’ll need: Black Knee-High Boots, $90, DSW
8) With an LBD
This look is just a little too extra for a night out with the girls, but the message is one to remember: over-the-knee boots and a little black dress is always a winning combo.
What you’ll need: Lace-Up Over-the-Knee Boots, $40, Fashion Nova