Saturday, October 16, 2010

K is for Knee Boots


Hello my Dear Readers! I hope you're having a fabulous weekend so far! Today I am sharing another excerpt from the book The One Hundred by Nina Garcia..."A Guide To The Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own." It shares the A-Z staples each woman should have in her wardrobe, and today we are continuing on with the letter K. :)








K is for Knee Boots:


Ms. Garcia writes:

     "Until the 1960s, boots were men's territory. Women wore them in times of inclement weather, but never as fashion objects. Then, in the 1960s, when Mary Quant introduced the miniskirt, Andre Courreges met her with the boot, and legs took center stage. It started at midcalf and was dubbed the "go-go boot" because it was ideal for dancing. As skirts got shorter, boots got higher (sometimes going up to the thigh) and truly became a sign of female liberation. The boot has maintained its appeal and remains a sign of sexuality and power; it is still quite useful for making men go weak at the knees.

HIGH POINTS FOR HIGH BOOTS

On Screen:
*1968: Jane Fonda in Barbarella
*1997: Heather Graham in Austin Powers
*All of Charlie's Angels

In Song:
*"These Boots Are Made for Walking," Nancy Sinatra
*"Kinky Boots," Patrick Macnee and Honor Blackman
*"Don't Go Away Go Go Girl," The Mr. T Experience


BOOT UP

*The version that every girl needs comes just below the kneww and looks best when worn with skirts that hit just above the knee.

*If you want to be daring, get the boot that goes above the knee, or if you want to be a bit mod, get one that hits mid-calf (the go-go boot).

*If wearing knee-high boots with miniskirts, it's probably best to wear opaque tights."

(All information above is from the book.)

Today boots come in a wide-range of styles, colors, and prices...making it much easier to find your *perfect pair*:

*Indigo by Clarks

Do you like to wear knee boots? Do you have a favorite brand or pair? Are you looking to purchase a new pair of knee boots this year? Please do share. :)

Have a beautiful and blessed day!

xoxo,

5 comments:

  1. I could never live without knee boots. I must own over 7 pairs and they all get fair and equal rotation!

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  2. I love these posts! and I too have a lot of boots ranging from booties to over the knee. I love the warmth and the feel and associate "fall season" with boots :)

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  3. love my pair of knee high boots. Nice post.xx

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  4. I'm with Eleanor. I love love love knee boots! I have several riding-style pairs with no heel and one brown suede pair with a little kitten heel. I wear the riding boots all the time, and my other pair is perfect for days when I want to be a bit more dressed up. I WISH I could find a similar style in black, but the trend has been sky-high for the last several years.

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  5. Off topic but you recommended a sun hat from The Limited in your swim post. I always liked the hat. It is now on sale for $4.99 and there is a free ship code on retailmenot.com. Just ordered mine. Thank you for all the style ideas!

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