Unless you don't get outside much and avoid following bloggers and celebrities on Instagram, you've probably noticed that the "it" shoe of the season is a pair of heeled thigh high suede boots. Everyone has been seen wearing these, from fashion blogger Aimee Song to supermodel du jour Gigi Hadid, but unfortunately, most bloggers and celebs are sporting a designer version, which cost more than my rent (Song's are Jimmy Choo and Hadid's are Stuart Weitzman). Fortunately, there are a few places that sell very similar thigh high boots for a fraction of the cost.
There's a reason these boots have become super popular among the fashionable elite — they can honestly be worn with anything. Dress them down with a pair of skinny jeans and a slouchy sweater, or dress them up with a dress and nice jacket. They don't seem like an item that is particularly versatile, but you'll be surprised how many outfits you can come up with once you have a pair of thigh high boots in your closet. I recently purchased a gray suede pair by Steve Madden and I honestly have to stop myself from wearing them every day. One important thing to call out though: people tend to stare at you when you wear them to a dive bar, just a heads up.
Here are a few pairs of thigh high boots that will cost you slightly less than the $798 Stuart Weitzman ones (although they sure are beautiful).
1. These Red Suede Ones
Women's Betseyville Over The Knee Party Boots, $70, Target
These red suede thigh high boots from Target are affordable, pretty, and will add a coolness to any outfit.
2. These Lace Up Ones
ASOS Key To My Heart Lace Up Over the Knee Boots, $108, ASOS
These black ones from ASOS are so cute and tall and I love the shape of the heel.
3. These Camel Colored Ones
Heeled Knee High Tassel Tie Back Boots, $77, Miss Guided
With a slightly shorter heel and a lighter color, these boots are less aggressive than their colored counterparts.
4. This Chunky Heeled Pair
New Look Wide Fit Over The Knee Boot, $72, ASOS
These boots have a slightly retro vibe with the chunky heel. Pair them with a mini skirt for a truly '60s look.
5. These Taupe Boots
Daisy Street Taupe Block Heel Over The Knee Boots, $81, ASOS
Just imagine how cute these would be with a pair of skinny jeans and an oversized sweater. Perfection.
6. The Stuart Weitzman Replica
Steve Madden "Gorgeous" Boots, $150, Steve Madden
If I could use emojis to describe these shoes, I would use the praising hands emoji. They're so beautiful.
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