When I first saw over-the-knee boots in my fashion mags more than five years ago, I swooned. But I thought to myself, “There’s no way that trend’ll last more than a single season.”
Last year when over-the-knee boots were shown again, I bought a pair, all the while thinking, “I love these and I’ll wear them well beyond their moment in the sun … but I bet that moment will have passed by next fall.”
And now, as I look at the billions of over-the-knee boots flooding the magazines, stores, and online shops, I marvel. Because my brain is still stuck in middle school, a time period in which trends lasted a month, and anyone wearing them beyond their window of trendiness was subject to ridicule.
Originally posted 2010-11-12 06:06:00.