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Since I got my hands on my first ever over the knee pair of DUO boots last week, my obsession for the high boots has gotten worse – I want more… I’ve been playing around with so many different outfits for my future looks and there are countless ways to wear my grey suede Dita boots. Whether it’s for a night out, work meetings, casual weekend coffee with friends or various blogger and fashion events, they’re just so versatile…
To my surprise, I’ve had a few girls say to me that they would love a pair of OTK boots but just don’t know what to wear with them, and some are even worried about looking too “over the top”, which is all understandable if your instant image is “Pretty Woman”. But hey, we’re almost in 2015 now, so lets forget about the 80s, mini bodycon dresses (unless you’re layering) and lets certainly forget about what your dad might say about your new boots. Read on, for my tips on how to “casually” rock OTK Boot trend this A/W!
Just look at the “Queen of OTK #BootTribe” – Mira Duma, who always looks so effortless, elegant, yet somewhat casual in her over the knee boots… She mixes print, colour blocks, accessorises and all her looks still look so easily put together, which is what we want…
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Whatever style or colour your boots are, there are a few simple “rules” or tricks we need to follow when wearing over the knee boots. Your boots WILL be the main focus of your outfit, mainly because people are still getting used to seeing tall boots on the streets and not in magazines or in “Pretty Woman”, so make sure that whatever you’re wearing for that specific occasion compliments them. You must feel confident in your boots and if you’re not, you haven’t styled them right.
What you wear on the top, must ALWAYS be “larger” or wider than the bottom. I would never a wear a tight mini bodycon dress with my OTK boots alone, unless I wore a slouchy jumper or a poncho over the dress! Do you see what I mean?
The more layers you have, the better. You’ll also be warm – bonus! For instance if it’s a skinny jeans kind of day, then a big oversized roll neck jumper would look just right, but why not wear a long boyfriend shirt underneath, show some sleeves and even a collar (see Mira Duma) and for extra heat throw on a poncho, a coat over your shoulders and even a big scarf…
It’s so important to get the distance right between the top of the boot and dress, skirt or jumper hem. The less “thigh high” you’re showing, the less “Pretty Woman-ish” it looks. However, if you prefer to wear tops tucked in to your bottoms, then again, wear something slouchy over the top to create the layering effect and that shape, which instantly compliments the boot. Whether it’s a poncho, a boyfriend blazer, big sweater or even a leather bomber – either of those will not only keep your dad or brother quiet, but will instantly give you more movement, confidence and balance in the whole look. The longer and baggier the tops, the better!
I’m definitely in the #OTKBootTribe, what boots do you normally go for? What do you think about over the knee boots? Any other tips on how to wear them?
I’ve created an outfit for you with my new obsession VESPA over-the-knee stiletto boot (which I REALLY need), just to illustrate all of the tips above and although I’ve kept the colours minimal, there’s really no reason why that roll neck jumper (also my current obsession) cannot be orange, red or blue… Play with the colours, but always remember about the shape, layers and that distance!
Don’t be shy to add new textures too – faux fur, leather, suede, mohair or this MOOI pony hair “hisako tote” which is a must this winter I think!
Have a fantastic weekend! x