It's no secret that I love over the knee boots! They add an instant touch of style to any outfit and are perfect for fall. Over the years I've learned a thing or two about how to find the perfect pair of over the knee boots, so today I will be sharing six things that everyone needs to know before investing in a pair of their own!
Price is one of the very first things you should think about before starting your over the knee (OTK) boot shopping journey. OTK boots can be found at multiple price points so figuring out how much you would like to spend before you fall in love with these $798 swoon worthy Stuart Weitzman boots is a good idea. These are my favorite pair and can be found at the reasonable price of $69.90 but are often on sale! I got my first pair on sale for $64.90 and my second pair on sale for $34.99! Remember, the more specific you get with what you want the more flexible you may have to be with your budget.
To ensure that you purchase over the knee boots that actually go over your knee, make sure you know how high you need them to go. I recommend selecting a pair of boots that go at least 2-3 inches above your knee. For reference I am 5'4 and at the height of my knees I don't like to go for anything under 21". The OTK boots pictured above are 21.5" and are my favorite!
A big no-no when it comes to over the knee boots is slouching. To avoid the dreaded slouch you need to purchase OTK boots with the right circumference. This will of course be different for everyone but I like to go for a max circumference of 13" for my legs. For a better fit look for a pair of boots with laces to help keep them in place or simply wear OTK socks.
The first thought that you probably have when thinking about purchasing OTK boots is what color you want them to be! I recommend starting with colors that will match with everything. I began with black, then taupe, burgundy, and finally charcoal grey.
Know the purpose of your boots before you purchase them. At 1" the first pair of OTK boots I purchased had a flat heel and were therefore a peace of cake to walk in. I did however get ambitious with the second 3.5" pair and the first day I wore them I thought to myself "These boots are not made for walking!" Don't get me wrong, I could get by wearing them for a couple of hours, but definitely not for the whole day. I'm always on my feet so in order to get the most wear out of my boots I always purchase flat heels now.
Finally, the details! As mentioned before, looking for a pair of boots with a lace tie at the top will really help to keep them in place. When it comes to over the knee boots you will find them in mostly suede, leather, or a combination of both. I personally like to go for faux suede. Other details you should consider are fringe, zippers, and buckles.
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QUESTION OF THE DAY
Where did you buy your favorite OTK boots or which pair are you lusting after?