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For the longest time, I just. could. not. bring myself to purchase a pair of O(ver) T(he) K(nee) boots. I felt soo uncomfortable and thought everyone I traipsed by while in said hooker boots were judging me. Cut to today: I own 4 pair. Heeled brown, heeled black, flat brown, and flat black (suede + under $40). One for every occasion, literally.
Don’t get me wrong. Those Vivian Ward boots are still on the feet of IDGAF girls everywhere but the right OTK boot for you can change the game entirely. Bottom line: Not all OTK boots are slutty. And that’s the most important place to start when hunting for the perfect boot for your style.
Typically, there are only two ways I ever wear OTK boots: With dresses or over tights/pants. With pants, skimpiness doesn’t really matter since everything is covered. But pairing OTKs with a dress is a different situation, entirely. I’m most comfortable with a few inches of skin showing above the knee. Take into consideration that when you walk, sit, etc. the dress is going to ride up. And ain’t nobody want to be seen with a hoochie at girls brunch, amiright? Introducing heeled OTKs into the situation? My favorite way to pair these with a dress is to choose a shift or flowy dress that hits just above the boot. Super mod but simple and you won’t be worrying about flashing strangers all night. Unless, of course, that’s your thing.
Still not convinced? Try a pair that hit below your knee but have the option to unfold to become OTKs. Two birds. One
Get a little more boot inspiration from my favorite #EastVsWestStyle Challenge girls: