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Thigh High Boots: Two Ways

how to wear thigh high boots, models off duty looks, fall/winter, street style,  Miranda Kerr, Rosie Huntington whiteley,   white sweater, mini skirt, suede thigh high boots,grey coat, skinny jeans, chanel, givenchy antigona,newsboy cap,  On Rosie Huntington whiteley: Chanel bag, Hermes bracelet, Balmain Wool-blend sweater,printed mini skirt, Stuart Weitzman Highland grey suede boots,  On Miranda Kerr: Oliver Peoples aviator sunglasses, Balmain Stretch Suede Over-the-Knee Boots in Black,Givenchy Antigona Satchel Bag, Stella mccartney grey coat, Equipment Hunter washed-silk tuxedo shirt, Photos: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley & Miranda Kerr;  Courtesy of splashnews.commydaily.co.uk.

I have a love/hate relationship with thigh high boots. I love their sexy and tough vibe and the fact that they provide extra warmth and additional coverage for our legs. But being a petite (I’m only 5’1 ft), I didn’t think I could pull them off. After a few weeks of trying, now I don’t want to take mine off! I even use my Mary Jane pump and thigh-high socks to create the similar look when it’s too hot to wear boots.

Here are my four main considerations for hunting and styling thigh high boots: Buy suede ones instead of leather, since suede has a matte finish which can slim our legs; The perfect pair should fit like a glove, not too tight, not too loose, especially around the ankle area; When wearing them with skirts or shorts, make sure there are a few inches between the hemline and the top of your boots; Finally, balance the sexiness of a thigh high boot with some masculine touches, like the menswear-inspired coat and newsboy cap showed on the models above.

In Chinese:大腿靴性感又保暖,但我却既爱又恨,因为我个子比较小,总觉得这种靴型会切断腿形。但进入秋季后尝试着穿搭了几周,发现只要在选购和搭配时注意一些小细节和小技巧,娇小的女孩也可以穿,不但不会破坏线条,还会拉长腿型。

首先在选择时,我发现麂皮更能修饰腿型,因为相比有光泽的牛皮,麂皮吸光的特性使腿部看起来更收缩;其次在试穿时,不能太松或太紧,尤其不能盖住脚踝本身的线条;最后,在搭配时,尤其是配裙子或短裤时,要露出一些皮肤,裙子或短裤的边不能盖住靴子的上缘,因为视线会停留在靴筒的高度,视觉上靴筒盖住的地方好像都是小腿的长度,无形中就大大拉长了腿型。另外搭配时可以用这一季最流行的男孩风的单品去中和大腿靴太过女人味的感觉,比如在超模Rosie Huntington-Whiteley和Miranda Kerr身上看到的男士大衣和报童帽等。天气不太冷时,也可以用高跟鞋大腿袜打造一个类似大腿靴的性感又可爱的造型!

how to wear thigh high boots, models off duty looks, fall/winter, street style, On Rosie Huntington whiteley: Chanel bag, Hermes bracelet, Balmain Wool-blend sweater,printed mini skirt, Stuart Weitzman Highland grey suede boots,    Featured: 1. Balmain Wool-blend sweater, 2. Free PeopleKNIT HOLLY GO LIGHTLY SKIRT,  3. Lauren Ralph Lauren Bouclé Greek Fisherman Cap,  4. Jules Smith AMERICANA CHOKER,  5. Stuart Weitzman ‘Highland’ Over the Knee Boot,  6. Valentino 'Grande Lock' Leather Shoulder Bag,

1. Balmain Sweater (extra 20% off here with ‘SHOPSTYLE2’; similar here & here)
2. Free People Knit Holly Go Lightly Skirt
3. Lauren Ralph Lauren Fisherman Cap
4. Jules Smith Americana Choker
5. Stuart Weitzman ‘Highland’ Boot (also available here; great alternative here)
6. Valentino ‘Grande Lock’ Shoulder Bag (last seen here)

how to wear thigh high boots, models off duty looks, fall/winter, street style, On Miranda Kerr: Oliver Peoples aviator sunglasses, Balmain Stretch Suede Over-the-Knee Boots in Black,Givenchy Antigona Satchel Bag, Stella mccartney grey coat, Equipment Hunter washed-silk tuxedo shirt,    Featured: 1. Theory 'ELIBETH' WOOL BLEND COAT,  2. EQUIPMENT Hunter washed-silk tuxedo shirt,  3. BALMAIN Stretch Suede Over-the-Knee Boots in Black,  4. FRAME DENIM Le Skinny de Jeanne mid-rise skinny jeans,  5. Oliver Peoples 'Tavern' 61mm Aviator Sunglasses Gold/ Green Gradient NONE,  6. GivenchyANTIGONA SATCHEL BAG, MEDIUM,

1. Theory ‘Elizabeth’ Wool Blend Coat (also here)
2. Equipment Hunter Tuxedo Shirt (also here)
3. Balmain Stretch Suede Boots (on sale! also here; similar here)
4. Frame Denim Le Skinny de Jeanne Skinny Jeans
5. Oliver Peoples Aviator Sunglasses
6. Givenchy ‘Antigona’ (last seen here; similar here)

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Fall Essentials: Camel Coat & Knee High Boots

The art of accessorizing-helenhou.com-Olivia Palermo, camel coat, skinny jeans, Stuart Weitzman boots, leather pants, white shirtPhotos: Olivia Palermo;  Courtesy of starstyle.comstylebistro.com.

Wool coats are cold weather essentials. I especially love camel ones for their warm and cozy vibe. Another fall/winter must-have is knee-high or over-the-knee boots. You can wear them with skinny jeans, leggings, shorts or skirt.

When hunting for staple pieces like these, I prefer those with sleek silhouette and minimal details, like this Fay funnel neck coat and Stuart Weitzman leather boots spotted on Olivia Palermo above.

I also love how she makes these basic pieces current by letting the crisp white collar peep out. Layering a fur vest underneath is also a nice tip for staying warm yet stylish.

In Chinese: 羊毛外套一定是秋冬必备,我尤其偏爱棕色系,有温暖感,又很衬我们东方人的肤色。另一个秋冬必备是及膝或膝上靴,可以搭配牛仔裤、内搭裤、短裤或短裙,时尚又保暖。对于这些实穿的单品,投资时可以选择那些线条简洁,没有什么零碎装饰的款式,才能不退流行,比如名媛Olivia Palermo身上的这件Fay的立领大衣Stuart Weitzman最经典和最受欢迎的高筒靴

除了明智地选择单品外,Olivia Palermo的搭配技巧也一向是很值得我们学习的。今天的这两个造型里,她通过一件简单的白衬衫就把这些基础单品穿出了潮流感。另外,把皮草背心穿在大衣里也是既保暖又有层次感的好方法。

The art of accessorizing-helenhou.com-Olivia Palermo,Fay funnel neck coat, ag skinny jeans, Stuart Weitzman boots,white shirt

1. Fay Funnel Neck Coat (similar here)
2. Theory ‘Larissa 2’ Shirt (great alternative here)
3. AG Extreme Skinny Jeans
4. Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Suede Boots (also love these)
5. David Yurman Ring (the perfect gift for mom or indulging yourself; similar here)
6. Dior Sunglasses (similar here)

The art of accessorizing-helenhou.com-Olivia Palermo,camel coat,knee high boots, leather pants, fur vest

1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Dukie Fur Vest (great style here)
2. Burberry Box-Fit Pea Coat (similar here)
3. Goldsign Coated Legging Jeans (also love this color)
4. MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition)
5. Stuart Weitzman ’50/50′ Boot
6. Theory ‘Larissa 2’ Shirt (great alternative here)

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Sweater Styles for Various Occasions

how to style chunky sweaters,    celebrity street style, model off duty style, fall/winter,   On Blake Lively, Isabel Marant Étoile Canelia stripe sweater,Isabel Marant Étoile ‘Iti’ hounds tooth trousers,Christian Louboutin Gine Patent Leather Bow Slipper, Black,  On Taylor Swift: Wildfox HEART print sweater, black leggings, burgundy TOD'S 'SELLA' TOTE,   On Alexa Chung at fashion week:white jumper/sweater, black leather pencil skirt, mulberry The Little Crush in Heart Print Calfskin and Leather,   On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley:Jennifer Fisher choker gold necklace, Chanel cat eye sunglasses, Rag & Bone fedora hat, Balenciaga Voyage 24H black bag, Givenchy ‘Antigona’ medium tote, Saint Laurent star print cardigan,Photos (clockwise from top left): Blake Lively, Taylor Swift, Alexa Chung & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley; Courtesy of gettyimages.comdailymail.co.ukelle.comjustjared.com.

Sweaters are year-round essentials, especially for fall/winter. From classic striped ones to cute printed ones to right-on-trend crisp white version, today’s featured ladies showed us how to style this staple piece for various occasions:

Blake Lively played with patterns by pairing her striped sweater with houndstooth pants, resulting a bold, fashionable look that’s great for hanging out with friends or holiday shopping; Taylor Swift & Huntington-Whiteley teamed their printed sweaters with comfy pants and roomy yet stylish day bag for casual but polished outfits that’s great for running errands or getaways; Alexa Chung went for the classic black and white theme by pairing hers with a leather pencil skirt, living up the look with one of the hottest IT bags this season. Her look is sleek and modern, great for holiday parties or a date night.

In Chinese: 毛衣是我们衣橱里的必备单品,尤其是秋冬时节。今天所选的这些造型里包含了我们最常见的毛衣款式:从修身的到宽松的,从圆领到开衫,从经典的条纹可爱的印花以及这季最流行的粉嫩色,看看这些时尚偶像们是怎么搭配的吧:

Blake Lively 用两种经典的图案(条纹千鸟格)搭配出了时髦又保暖的造型,适合和闺蜜聚会或周末逛街;Taylor Swift 和 Huntington-Whiteley身上的这两件爱心和星星图案的毛衣已经从好莱坞红到了大街小巷,搭配上舒适的裤装实用又抢眼的大包,休闲又有型;Alexa Chung则选择了经典的黑白色,用当下最红的IT包给她的造型注入了活力,这个极有都市感的搭配很适合节日季的各种派对或约会。

how to style chunky sweaters,  On Blake Lively, Isabel Marant Étoile Canelia stripe sweater,Isabel Marant Étoile ‘Iti’ hounds tooth trousers,Christian Louboutin Gine Patent Leather Bow Slipper, Black,  celebrity street style, model off duty style, fall/winter,   Featured: 1. Isabel Marant Etoile Canelia Knit, 2. Isabel Marant Etoile Houndstooth Trousers, 3. Lanvin 'Happy' Quilted Tote,

1. Isabel Marant Etoile Canelia Knit (also here; similar here)
2. Isabel Marant Etoile Houndstooth Trousers ($20 here)
3. Lanvin ‘Happy’ Quilted Tote (similar here & here)

how to style chunky sweaters,  On Taylor Swift: Wildfox HEART print sweater, black leggings, burgundy TOD'S 'SELLA' TOTE,  celebrity street style, model off duty style, fall/winter,   Featured: 1.BaubleBar Mixed Midi Rings & M.A.C. Lipstick in 'Ruby Woo', 2. Wildfox Sparkle Heart Top, 3. Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarer Sunglasses, 4. Tod's 'Sella' Tote,

1.BaubleBar Mixed Midi Rings & M.A.C. Lipstick in ‘Ruby Woo’
2. Wildfox Sparkle Heart Top
3. Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarer Sunglasses
4. Tod’s ‘Sella’ Tote (similar here)

how to style chunky sweaters,  On Alexa Chung at fashion week:white jumper/sweater, black leather pencil skirt, mulberry The Little Crush in Heart Print Calfskin and Leather,   celebrity street style, model off duty style, fall/winter,   Featured: 1. Topshop Loop Stitch Sweater, 2. Topshop Lips in 'Saint', 3. Topshop Black Leather Pencil Skirt, 4. Burberry The Little Crush,

1. Topshop Loop Stitch Sweater
2. Topshop Lips in ‘Saint’
3. Topshop Black Leather Pencil Skirt
4. Burberry The Little Crush (similar here)

how to style chunky sweaters,  On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley:Jennifer Fisher choker gold necklace, Chanel cat eye sunglasses, Rag & Bone fedora hat, Balenciaga Voyage 24H black bag, Givenchy ‘Antigona’ medium tote, Saint Laurent star print cardigan,   celebrity street style, model off duty style, fall/winter,   Featured: 1. Rag & Bone Sloan Hat, 2. Topshop Knitted Fluffy Star Cardi, 3. Givenchy 'Antigona', 4. Nobody Cult Skinny Jeans,

1. Rag & Bone Sloan Hat (similar here)
2. Topshop Knitted Fluffy Star Cardi (similar here)
3. Givenchy ‘Antigona’ (similar here)
4. Nobody Cult Skinny Jeans (also love this fit!)