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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