January 27th, 2016 at 2:00am

Hey everyone! Hope you all are surviving the cold weather and finding ways to mix fashion with practicality. During the cold months we all have that one pair of boots in our closet that we wish we could wear everyday; for me it’s my over-the-knee boots. Over-the-knee boots are starting to pop up in a lot of stores and magazines and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a pair of them.  For this outfit I chose to pair them with black leggings, a tank top and a fur poncho, which was inspired by Alexander McQueen’s fall 2012 ready-to-wear collection. Fur was a main theme throughout this collection and he displayed it in very versatile ways, yet it was always the center of attention in each look. This inspired me to keep my outfit simple to let the fur stand out.

Over-the-knee boots can pretty much be worn with anything: a sweater dress, leggings, jeans or even a little black dress. They are perfect for dressing up a more simple, casual look without having to put in much effort. On the contrary, they add an extra edginess to a more dressed up look.

When it comes to ponchos they continually go in and out of style, but I like this one because it isn’t too boxy or big. Also, the fun fur texture adds a sense of high fashion. You have to be careful when purchasing a poncho, as if it is too big it could swallow you up and make you look shorter than you really are. My advice is to find one that’s a little more form fitting with a different texture.

Get My Look: 1. Any pair of black leggings. 2. A fun pair of over-the-knee boots. 3. Some gold bangles.