The over- the- knee boot has got a bad reputation. Previously only heralded by those who wished to channel their inner pretty woman, the thigh-high has stomped into both this season and last with a vengeance. From Stuart Weizman to Emilio de la Morena, the catwalk and the monthly glossy’s have been full of long limbs in tiny, thigh baring dresses coupled with the slim fit boot. Bloggers too have been following suit and styling their boots in such a way- think super short jumper dresses, big hair and bare legs galore, a trend now referred to as ‘lampshading.’ Yes, they look fab, but it’s a look that I don’t think many of us could even consider carrying off in real life. Was that a gust of wind?! So this begs the question, how do us normal girls style such a tricky trend in a way that is actually realistic and practical? Sticking with the basic concept of lampshading, I do agree that the slim fit of the over-the-knee boot is just so much more stylish when teamed with a looser silhouette. I’ve gone for blue skinny jeans, an asymmetric top, and a soft, black waterfall waistcoat. Not only does the relaxed fit coupled with the slim fit create a flattering balance, but the contrast between light and dark colours makes a perfect day- to-night style. These particular little Zara over-the- knee boots were an absolute BARGAIN in the sale at £19.99. Although sold out, I did source a Zara pair on Ebay here for a little bit more money. May I add that I am a recent convert to the kitten heel, and I absolutely love them as a little alternative to the glove shoe that is literally everywhere at the moment. Surely, the thigh-high is becoming a fashion staple, whether you’re brave enough to go glam and bare-legged or prefer chic and covered-up like me!