Tuesday, October 11, 2016

4 Tips for Over the Knee Boots

"I knew if I could engineer it off the street corner and on to Main Street, that it would be irresistible." Stuart Weitzman 

Seriously, though. Years ago, the only one who was able to pull off over the knee boots was Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman and even then, it was just considered risque and suggestive. Fast forward a few decades and not only are they back, but they're becoming a part of our everyday wardrobes. Because I'm tall, I have always loved the look of tall riding boots and the same goes for the OTK style...all it does is kick things up a notch. They allow you to feel modestly sexy and demure all at the same time, as long as you pay attention to a few style tips. 

I read a few by Who What Wear that made a lot of sense:
  • Wear them with clothing that is covered up in at least one way (high neckline, maxi hemline or sleeves)
  • Pick a hemline that covers the top of the boots for an alternative peek of the skin
  • Top your look with a coat if you want to play down the "boldness" of the boots
  • Don't let the boots overpower the rest of your outfit, especially if you're wearing an abundance of accessories and makeup.,,You don’t want too many things competing for attention.
I took that last one and ran with it for this rainy day-errand look, by starting with black leggings underneath. This way, my OTK boots didn't make an overly loud statement and looked chic in a monochrome pairing. I also love pairing tall boots with long, tunic style sweaters...something about it seems so cozy and perfectly Fall. 

Shop my rainy day style:

Do you own a pair of over the knee boots?
See how I styled a different pair here!

P.S. Sorry for the wet dog rain-look...umbrella or not, some days the only option is high ponytail, friends! 


Sweater: c/o J. Jill
Leggings: c/o J. Jill (Half off!)
Boots: c/o J. Jill
Scarf: Swap w/Lisa
Earrings: Forever 21
Lipstick: "Sorbet" by GloMinerals
Umbrella; The Ryman in Nashville