Todays mantra: put your pants on like everyone else: one boot at a time.
When I first was in the market for over the knee boots, I turned to the affordable trend resource, Zara. I had a friend who worked there, which is a great allie to have between you and the stockroom. My mission that day was the newly popular over the knee boot. They had a supple grey suede round toe that came up inches (INCH.ES) over the knee. To me they was quite scandalous, reminiscent of a dominatrix that had turned to luxury apparel and accessories, which was the best way to bait me. I wondered as I pulled them taught, well over my knees, where any decent skirt would stop, exactly how tall an over the knee boot should be? Which is when my shopping friend, the Zara sales associate, stopped me and said "Tamar, they shouldn't be upside down pants."
If only he knew Tamara Mellon would be inventing those too.
Hardly the official nay sayer of what I was going to wear as pants, I ignored the statement and bought my statement boots. What I figured would give up the ghost after one season; either the trend would be over, or there would be an encounter with a messy taco, but the boot and the trend have lived on for three fall/winter seasons + strong.