If you’re looking for over-the-knee boots on a budget, these Charles by Charles David “Gunter” boots that I got last year are now available again in all sizes! You can also see them on me here, plus I wore them here for tons of walking around Europe. Even though I love my Stuart Weitzman boots, I still reach for these Gunter ones quite a bit! The almond toe shape is very flattering, and I like the slight boost from the 1.5″ block heel (higher than SW Lowlands). I would say they’re a great alternative for the Lowlands (read my review) for 1 / 8th of the price, but with boots, you do get what you pay for in terms of materials.
Over The Knee Boots on a Budget
If you have narrow legs, one of the best features of Stuart Weitzman boots in my opinion is how snugly the stretch suede material fits and stays up on the leg. Faux suede boots on the other hand are usually made of a thinner fabric, which don’t compress as much and slide down more easily as a result. My Gunter boots in faux suede measure narrower than most options I’ve found (sz 5 is 12.25″ around the calves when un-stretched). They stay on pretty well for me over jeans and socks, but less so with bare legs – I’d recommend wearing either thicker over-the-knee socks or leg warmers underneath to provide some traction! If you’re in between half sizes, I’d go with the smaller size.
As another alternative, the slimmest faux suede tall boot I’ve found is still the Sole Society Ravenna which was very snug on my legs and fits true to size in the foot. Nordstrom just got this stocked starting in sz 5, but the “mushroom” color online is a little off. See the same color on SS’s website, for reference!
Cozy Chenille Sweater
I first blogged about this Express chenille sweater back in this post, and have reached for it so many times since! The balloon sleeves subtly elevate it from a basic piece. The added volume in that area is very on-trend, but it isn’t to big that it won’t fit under jacket sleeves. The fit is oversized by design so I took an XXS (this size is still available right now in the maroon or pink). I usually style mine off one shoulder, but here’s how it looks worn normally: