Casual styling: Over the knee boots
For some, over the knee boots are not the typical go-to boot for winter, with many labelling them too ‘daring’ or ‘risqué’.
We understand that the ‘Pretty Woman’ perception of over the knee boots is something most of us are trying to avoid, but fear not, for OTKs are capable of being a winter wardrobe staple, perfect for day to day wear. Read on for more…
OTKs are proven to be a popular style with DuoBoots year on year. Our collection of over the knee boots is available in a whole host of colours, from classic black to vibrant blue, and even a whole host of heel heights, from flat to stiletto. So if you find it tricky choosing the right OTK for you – then fear not, we have narrowed down the options to two styles that are sure to suit almost anyone.
Take a look at our easy and realistic styling ideas and tips. If lots of women are already embracing the style, what’s stopping you?
If you are new to the trend, opting for a flat pair in a classic colour is your safest bet. This way you can get plenty of wear out of the style, as they can be worked into your everyday wardrobe, all without stepping too far out of your comfort zone.
What’s more, a flat pair naturally exerts a more casual style, which will help to banish any dreaded ‘Pretty Woman’ thoughts from creeping in.
The overriding trick when it comes to styling OTKs is to balance out your outfit. This means opting for something larger on top which can include an oversized shirt, chunky jumper or floaty dress, to name just a few of your options. Adding balance to your outfit will not only make the boots more casual but will also make you feel more comfortable. What’s more… our over the knee styles come in a choice of calf size for the perfect fit, no matter what your shape or size.
Thanks to the boots being elongated, they will naturally have the same effect on your legs, so don’t worry about anything oversized being unflattering.
To show you how effortless styling OTK boots can be, we’ve put together three different outfits which are wearable for day to day life using our flat over the knee styles, Tunstall and Lyndhurst. When it comes to the clothing, we’ve even used items which are sure to already be in your wardrobe, to make it even easier.
Outfit 1. Relaxed workwear
If you’re lucky enough to have a more relaxed workwear policy, then OTK boots can easily work for you. Team with an easy dress and simple accessories for an effortless office look.
Our Tunstall over the knee boots in black suede will see you through your 9-5 in ultimate comfort! They also feature a subtle back stretch panel for a super flattering fit.Shop Tunstall
Outfit 3. Running errands
Don’t cross OTKs off your list even for the most unglamorous of tasks. The boots easily elevate a simple jeans and jumper without compromising on practicality.
Our Lyndhurst over the knee boots have been crafted in beautiful navy suede, lined with soft leather and feature an EVA sole designed for your comfort.Shop Lyndhurst
How are you styling your DuoBoots for AW19? How are you wearing your knee high and over the knee boots this season? Tag us on social with #myduoboots ...we always love to see and share some styling inspiration!
Don’t forget our knee high boots and over the knees are available in a choice of calf size and many of our ankle boots come in a wide foot width for a beautiful fit. Don’t know your calf size? Check our Fit Guide for advice on how to measure up for your perfect pair of boots.