February 15th, 2016 at 2:05am

If you’re like me, you have more boots in your closet than you can count. From flat, ankle boots to chunky, heeled booties, these shoes are not just made for walking. They are the ultimate fashion statement for any outfit, which leads me to the newest trend: over-the-knee boots. Gigi Hadid, Hailey Baldwin and Kourtney Kardashian—just to name a few—are some of the leading ladies killing this trend. So what does it take to rock these bad boys in your everyday style?

A few things to remember when pulling off the over-the-knee boots are as follows: balance, length and fit. First, balance out the complete outfit by wearing a loose, oversized tee and cut-off shorts or skinny jeans, a fitted shirt and a cropped moto jacket. When pairing these lengthy boots with short shorts or a skirt, be sure to keep the length between the boot and the hemline at least five inches apart. When choosing between the different choices of over-the-knee boots, be sure to choose a pair that is not too tight or not too loose. Remember, comfort is key.

Luckily, this Fashionista managed to pull off all three tips on how to work this trend. She wears her suede, over-the-knee boots with a pair of neutral colored shorts, creating the perfect amount of length between the hemline of her shorts and her boots. She tucks an oversized, long sleeve, chambray blouse into her shorts for a low-to-high look. She accessories the simple outfit with her favorite (and mine) Yves Saint Laurent classic monogram satchel to match her black boots. This Fashionista also adds her signature Hermès color-block ring and Burberry watch to finish off the look.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Over-the-knee boots are quickly becoming the must-have winter staple. Balance was my first thought when choosing my outfit. I wanted a more tame and casual look, so I chose a loose tunic with my shorts instead of a fitted blouse. I didn’t want to take away from the boots.”