Monday, October 28, 2013

Outfit: Shoeper Challenge 2013/14 Save 38 | How to Wear Over the Knee Boots




Priceless grey over knee

The south of the UK was hit by a big storm last night, but it’s just a bit wet and windy up here in the Frozen North. And also: cold. 8°C at 7am this morning – I’m sure it was about 15° this time last week. I drove through a couple of mini floods on the way to work but only where the roads always get waterlogged after heavy rain.


I decided it was time the over the knee boots came out this week, since it’ll be November on Friday (shh! No, I didn’t say that!). I see them like a blanket for my knees as they keep you so cosy. Over the knee boots are everywhere again this season and are a great staple for autumn and winter. I know some people are afraid to wear them so here are my tips if you want to give them a try.

1. Suede or faux suede – this style of boot is far less scary in a suede or faux suede finish than in a leather one. If you like leather though, go for it (I have a pair in matt black leather) but avoid patent leather to avoid the Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman connotations.

2. Try a colour other than black – the pair I have on today is grey, Amber has a lovely pair in brown leather. I also have a pair of flat OTKs in brown. Which brings me on to...

3. Flat or low heels – yes, the boots I have on today have a 4+ inch heel. No, you don’t have to wear heels that high. Flat OTK boots can be a great place to start with the trend – they look a little more dressy over jeans than lower-leg boots do, and they’re not scary at all. I mean, they’re just flat boots.

4. Wear them with jeans – I love a heeled OTK boot over jeans. They make your legs look super skinny for one thing

5. Wear with longer length skirts – this is a great way to be super warm in the winter. If the top of your skirt covers the tops of your boots then no one knows how tall the boots are and your legs are super warm.

6. The taller the boots the less short the skirt looks – if you want to wear that dress that’s just verging on being too short then try it with OTK boots. The less gap there is between the tops of your boots and the hem of your skirt, the less short your skirt looks (and the less of your legs are on display).


My boots today are from Priceless Shoes. Priceless haven’t had good OTK boots in the past few years, but I got this pair about 4 or 5 winters ago. I had a lovely pair of black pointy toed OTK boots with a mid-height heel that I wore to death (literally – the heel fell off) and that I still miss.

Grey sweatshirt – Long Tall Sally (sale)
Denim skirt – Jasper Conran (Debenhams, with discount)
Grey ribbed tights – H&M
Grey faux suede OTK boots – Priceless Shoes
Silver square hoops – Claire’s
Red and white spot scarf – Long Tall Sally (with discount)

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1 comment:

  1. That skirt goes perfectly with the boots. Priceless has had a dry streak the last few years but I hope you are able to add another pair of OTKs to the collection this year.