I’ll admit, I wasn’t the first one to jump on the over the knee boot trend. When I first saw these super tall boots popping up all over the place, I couldn’t help but think about Julia Roberts in Pretty Women. We all know Julia’s character ended up being as sweet as pie, but she didn’t start out as the definition of class. It took me a while to decide if this trend was really for me.
After sitting out on OTK boots last year, I’m officially in on the trend. I’ve realized a few things about them. #1 they don’t need to be black leather stilettos. #2 they don’t need to look trashy. #3 they look a lot better when they fit right. #4 they don’t need to cost a fortune.
Honestly, I do like some of the black pairs out on the market, but I prefer the trend in brown. It softens the entire outfit and makes them look a lot more casual. I also personally prefer pairs that have a chunkier heel. Since I became a stay-at-home mom, stilettos are truly a thing of the past for me. The block heel is super trendy right now and I’m all about shoes that are easier to walk in and more comfortable. Win win.
I think the most important thing about this trend is finding a pair that fits you right. Sorry, I know this is easier said than done. I actually ordered a spendy pair from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale back in July, only to decide they were too wide around my knees. Thankfully, I wised up before I wore them and quickly returned them for a refund. I found this pair for a mega steal and they fit me so much better. When I stand up straight, they are more fitted around my thighs, which made them much more flattering. Finally, this particular pair only go an inch or two above my knees. I’m pretty short so they aren’t quite as overwhelming.
So here’s the best part. This trend doesn’t need to cost you a fortune. I’ve said all along that I like to splurge on classic pieces that will last forever and save on trendy pieces that will likely be out of style in a year or two. Mark my words, over the knee boots will be one of these trends. I just don’t see them lasting, meaning they are a perfect piece to avoid spending a fortune. I’m a big fan of Stuart Weitzman, but you won’t catch me wearing a pair of his $800 OTK boots. Sorry, Stu.
As usual, I did the research and found a bunch of amazing pairs of over the knee boots for under $100 (some costing only $30!).
What do you think of the over the knee boot trend? Yay or nay?