STYLE GURU STYLE: Thigh High, Oh My!

July 19th, 2016 at 2:00am
STYLE GURU STYLE: Thigh High, Oh My!

The first time I fell in love with thigh high boots, I peeped them on actress and model, Emily Ratajkowski. The London babe was floating out of a car in a simple T-shirt dress, a pair of vintage glasses and these gorgeous tan thigh high boots. To be quite honest, I was already sold when I saw her wearing my favorite accessory, vintage glasses, but I could not take my eyes off of those boots. I knew I needed a pair!

A wave of inspiration came over me after viewing designer Alexandre Vauthier’s spring 2016 couture line. I admired his choice to pair thigh high boots with mini dresses and vintage glasses. I wanted to recreate this look because I felt the style of the collection was similar to mine. Plus I had these killer pair of thigh high boots that I wanted to create a look with.

Somehow a stigma about boots in the spring has surfaced. Whenever I bring up the idea of boots in the spring, there is always at least one person jabbering on about hot feet. I have always considered boots to be the perfect go-to. The right boot can both dress up a casual outfit and dress down a going out outfit. Properly pulling off thigh high boot looks in the summer is all about balance. Balance comes from figuring out where you want your focal point to be. In this case, the focal point is the boots. Therefore, like Vauthier, I paired my thigh high boots with a short dress so the eye lands right where the dress ends and the boots start. I chose a striped dress over a solid dress because the stripes add dimension to an otherwise flat look. Although the stripes add dimension, they are subtle enough to not distract away from the boots.

While Alexandre Vauthier’s line focuses on a more dressed up look, I wanted my look to be more typical of something you would find in the summer. With influences from music festivals, such as Coachella, I added a wide-brim hat with a feather trim and a suede, cord choker. To top it off, as per usual, I overly highlighted my face with Becca’s Champagne Pop to add on to the fresh summer look.

Overall, although it may be summer, don’t think you can’t rock pieces from fall or winter. Not only will it show versatility in your style, but you will also maximize your wardrobe to its fullest!

Get My Look: 1. Thigh-high boots. 2. Off-the-shoulder dress. 3. Wide brim hat.