I bought my first pair of OTK Boots last year. I started with baby steps: I bought a black pair with a low shaft. But, I had problems with them constantly slipping down on me because the shaft was too low and there was only a buckle, not a tie, in the back to hold them up. However, despite the problems, I learned I really liked OTK boots because they kept my legs super warm in winter...especially when wearing a dress. So this year, after I learned my mistakes from my first pair of OTK boots, I purchased a new pair. This time I went with a different color with a taller shaft and a tie in back. And guess what? They actually stay up!
I bought my OTK boots at A'GACI in the Mall of America. Although A'GACI does have an on-line store, these boots are not available on their website (They do however have plenty of other OTK boots at great prices!).
I got these OTK boots for a steal: $23.00! They were normally $39.00, but were on sale for $27.00 then I used a code off my phone and got them even cheaper. For boots as trendy as these, and also something I will probably wear only a half a dozen times or less this season, I really didn't want to spend a lot of money on them.
I went with a sand color because I thought it was more neutral than a dark tan or chocolate brown and the boots would therefore go with more outfits. They looked great with my new a.n.a. Embroidered Jeggings because they picked up the neutral color in the embroidery.
I love the tie in back because I can make the shaft as tight (or loose) as I need to keep the boots up so they don't sag. The tie is far more versatile than the buckle of my black OTK boots because I can adjust these boots to fit over tight, leggings, jeans, or bare legs.
The block heel makes the boots super easy to walk in. And yes, yes, yes, the boots are super warm!
Goodbye frozen legs in winter!
I wore my new OTK Boots with a long sleeve burgundy tee with a neutral camisole underneath and a faux fur vest on top. Because we were traveling in a car and I wanted to be comfortable, I wore jeggings instead of regular jeans. I added a fun brown felt hat and carried a burgundy bag.
This is the look without the fur vest.
I wore this look to the Twin Cities for a weekend away with my husband.
A lot of women are still afraid to take the plunge and buy a pair of Over-The-Knee Boots. I say, go for it. Give it a try. Start with an inexpensive pair (don't worry they won't sag if you buy the kind that tie in back) They are so versatile and practical if you live in a cold climate like I do. I use to hate wearing dresses in the winter because my legs would get so cold! Now I don't have to worry about that anymore! OTK boots really go with anything. Here are some looks from last year where I am wearing my black OTK boots.
With A Dress and Black Tights
With Jeans and a Cardigan
With Jeans and Sweater
With a Sweater and Leggings
With Colored Jeans and a Long Sweater
I hope I have inspired you to try a pair of OTK boots if you haven't already! They are so much to style and wear.
Have a Great Day! Amy
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Wow, those OTKs are a keeper, they look fabulous on your slim legs (and would look awful on my fat stumpy legs!). You've put together some super-cute outfits, the one in today's post and all of the others from last winter. And you know, I still like the black boots as I like the effect of the baggier look around the knee too, I think it proportions nicely IMHO. Hugs for the week ahead, x.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, I like the black boots too but when they slip down they are not even OTK. I still wear them, but someday I hope to replace them.Delete
I totally agree with you, Amy!! I felt the same way with these boots at first, and now I have 3 pair. They do keep you warmer, and they can work for everyone if you find the right pair!!ReplyDelete
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I love the color of those boots. They are such a versatile shade!ReplyDelete
By Lauren M
Thanks Lauren, the color sold me!Delete
SO cute and what a steal!!! $23??? I would have bought two pair!ReplyDelete
Black Coffee Beautiful
Funny you should say that, I'm mad that I didn't buy a pair in black and they are not available on the website. It's too far to drive back to the Mall of America too!Delete
I had the same feelings about the OTK boots! I have 4 pairs now! I love them!ReplyDelete
Stylin In St. Louis
I think they eventually grow on everyone! Thanks for visiting!Delete
I love OTK boots, I was a little hesitant too as I thought they could come off as too sexy but they can def. be done correctly!ReplyDelete
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Those were my worries too! Thanks for visiting.Delete
I think you look great! I totally understand being hesitant....I want to get a pair but really want to get a pair that wont slide down.ReplyDelete
Thanks Ruth. Just buy a pair with a taller shaft and a tie in back and you won't have any problems. One thing I noticed this year that I didn't notice last year is that most OTK boots are tie ups.Delete
These boots look fantastic, Amy! I hope you wear them with lots of joy.xoxReplyDelete
I really like both pairs. So glad to know about the tie in the back. For $23, I might give this trend a go. You look amazing. I bet your hubs was extra-specially proud to have you on his arm for your get-away weekend. Spanklicious!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Leslie! I must admit, hubby really loves these boots!Delete
Great tips on this fall/winter trend. I want both! Xo JonetReplyDelete
What a cute and sassy look on you! Love it! Mimi xxxReplyDelete
I love my OTK boots and in Wisconsin they are so practical because of how warm they are! Love the ways you've worn yours!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Yup, us Wisconsin girls know how cold our winters are!Delete
I love all of these looks, but my favorite are the sand boots and how you styled them. I got several pairs of OTK boots several years back, but like you said, they are easy to slide down. Fortunately, one pair was also they kind you can fold over, and that how I usually wore them.ReplyDelete
Thanks Julie! I think everyone had this problem with OTK boots first came out because when I went shopping I noticed most of the new ones have the taller shaft with the tie. I'm a little upset about my black ones that I bought last year, because I spent twice as much $ on them then I did on this sand pair, and now I probably have to replace them because of the slipping problem.Delete
I personally love OTK boots, and you wear them well! So many great examples.ReplyDelete
Straight A Style
I have a great Brown pair. Just love these boots! Thank you for linking up on Fancy Friday!ReplyDelete
Thanks Nancy! I'd love to get a chocolate brown pair too!Delete
Looking fabulous, Amy, and I love all the looks! I especially want that first outfit (and pair of boots!) ...ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday and have a fun Halloween weekend!
Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. the look with the over-the-knee boots is stunning! Great styling. Great boots!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!Delete