Fashion may not always make sense. And more than not, it never makes sense – that’s the beauty of it. From the “I’m too lazy to put my jacket on all the way” look, to the sock boots, and lets not forget the oversized sweatshirt look (because your pants are in the wash obviously). Regardless of whatever Fashion Week’s throw our way, fashion is forever evolving.
When you think about your summer wardrobe and more so what to buy, you most likely rule out the idea of shopping for your next favorite pair of knee-highs. But like always, this summer has its very own curve ball. One of the latest not exactly utilitarian trends to emerge via our favorite style stars, like Olivia Munn, Khloé Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner, may seem crazy to even consider, let alone actually wear during the dog days of summer. So how exactly do you wear suede knee-highs or thigh-highs in 90 degree weather and still look like the it girl?
Effortless. The key is to always look effortless. Think of this look as the ‘5-minute makeup challenge’ you see on YouTube by your favorite YouTube guru. Let the boots do the talking for you. I constantly stress that you should have one piece to your outfit that speaks volumes; and in this case it’s your knee-highs. Pair this with an oversized tee and a denim jacket or high-waisted shorts and a basic tee. When it comes to make-up and hair think minimal. If you have curls in from the night before – perfect. Keep your makeup natural with warm tones. Just like the rest, jewelry should be kept quiet. Dainty rings and earrings are the perfect match for this appearance.
As always, I believe in quality over quantity. And in my opinion Steve Madden, Stuart Weitzman, and Vince Camuto make some of the best knee-high and thigh-high boots. Of course I kept it classic with navy knee-highs by Stuart Weitzman. While his pieces do cost a pretty penny, they will last you a lifetime. As for attire, I’ve been on this ‘baggy t-shirt and spandex’ kick, minimal jewelry (as expected), and a traditional bucket bag. Regardless of any situation, make sure to stay true to who you are and your personal style. Until next time…
PHOTOGRAPHER – Krista Mayanja
TOP: MENS RALPH LAUREN
DENIM JACKET: LEVI’S
BAG: LOUIS VUITTON
SHOES: STUART WEITZMAN
OTHER JEWELRY: CARTIER/ ALEX AND ANI