Over The Knee Boot Buying Guide

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It’s no secret that I love over the knee boots! They add an instant touch of style to any outfit and are perfect for fall. Over the years I’ve learned a thing or two about how to find the perfect pair of over the knee boots, so today I will be sharing six things that everyone needs to know before investing in a pair of their own!

Price 

Price is one of the very first things you should think about before starting your over the knee (OTK) boot shopping journey. OTK boots can be found at multiple price points so figuring out how much you would like to spend before you fall in love with these $798 swoon worthy Stuart Weitzman boots is a good idea. These are my favorite pair and can be found at the reasonable price of $69.90 but are often on sale! I got my first pair on sale for $64.90 and my second pair on sale for $34.99! Remember, the more specific you get with what you want the more flexible you may have to be with your budget.

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Shaft Height

To ensure that you purchase over the knee boots that actually go over your knee, make sure you know how high you need them to go. I recommend selecting a pair of boots that go at least 2-3 inches above your knee. For reference I am 5’4 and at the height of my knees I don’t like to go for anything under 21″. The OTK boots pictured above are 21.5″ and are my favorite!

Circumference

A big no-no when it comes to over the knee boots is slouching. To avoid the dreaded slouch you need to purchase OTK boots with the right circumference. This will of course be different for everyone but I like to go for a max circumference of 13″ for my legs. For a better fit look for a pair of boots with laces to help keep them in place or simply wear OTK socks. 

Color

The first thought that you probably have when thinking about purchasing OTK boots is what color you want them to be! I recommend starting with colors that will match with everything. I began with black, then taupe, burgundy, and finally charcoal grey. 

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Heel Height

Know the purpose of your boots before you purchase them. At 1″ the first pair of OTK boots I purchased had a flat heel and were therefore a peace of cake to walk in. I did however get ambitious with the second 3.5″ pair and the first day I wore them I thought to myself “These boots are not made for walking!” Don’t get me wrong, I could get by wearing them for a couple of hours, but definitely not for the whole day. I’m always on my feet so in order to get the most wear out of my boots I always purchase flat heels now.

Details

Finally, the details! As mentioned before, looking for a pair of boots with a lace tie at the top will really help to keep them in place. When it comes to over the knee boots you will find them in mostly suede, leather, or a combination of both. I personally like to go for faux suede. Other details you should consider are fringe, zippers, and buckles. 

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Thank you guys so much for reading this post! Let me know in the comment section below where you got your favorite pair of OTK boots or which pair you are lusting after. If you would like to be entered into all future blog giveaways and receive updates on future posts subscribe to my newsletter below. I would really love it if you took a moment to like my Facebook page here as we are almost at 100 likes! Enjoy your week beauties!

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22 Comments

  1. Kavya Ede
    November 8, 2016 / 12:44 AM

    Loved reading all your tips! I am a big fan of over- the-knee boots too! I got my favorite pair of burgundy over-the-knee boots from Asos!

    • Daisi Ari
      November 8, 2016 / 4:38 PM

      Asos has some gorgeous over the knee boots! I saw yours on your Instagram and love them!

    • Daisi Ari
      November 8, 2016 / 4:39 PM

      Thank you Chayani! OTK boots are definitely a fall must have!

    • Daisi Ari
      November 9, 2016 / 7:03 PM

      Thank you Mahi! You are too sweet 🙂

  2. November 9, 2016 / 7:53 AM

    You are so beautiful! Love your boots. I need to get a pair of OTK boots ASAP.
    Thanks for the tips. Xx, Raysa

    • Daisi Ari
      November 9, 2016 / 7:07 PM

      You should definitely get a pair Raysa! They look great with everything.

  3. Shaira
    November 9, 2016 / 2:35 PM

    Not really a fan of over the knee boots because I cannot wear it in my country. But, if we have winter here, I probably would buy some pairs too. Love this chic look! <3

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

    • Daisi Ari
      November 9, 2016 / 7:09 PM

      I feel you Shaira! They are definitely good for cold weather seasons.

  4. Jalisa
    November 9, 2016 / 6:34 PM

    You are such a beauty, girl! I love your burgundy boots and the way you’ve styled them here! I also love all the tips you’ve shared here, which are extremely helpful! I love that you touched on circumference and shaft length because as we know, this varies from brand to brand and they’re both extremely important qualities to consider for the perfect fit, especially when thinking about investing! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having the best week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Daisi Ari
      November 9, 2016 / 7:13 PM

      Jalisa you always leave the sweetest comments! I find that shaft height and circumference are so important so I had to touch on those. Thank you for stopping by babe!

  5. Janea
    November 10, 2016 / 1:06 AM

    Thank you for your great tips, Daisi! My favorite pair of OTK boots are almost flat – I can see why you prefer them too! They are so comfy. However, they do start falling as soon as I begin walking. I used to think that it was because they lacked a drawstring at the top, but thanks to you, I see that it is probably a circumference issue. At least I can still wear them with skinny jeans. 🙂 XO
    Janea
    http://theSTYLetti.com

    • Daisi Ari
      November 10, 2016 / 4:16 AM

      An easy way to fix that is to wear a thick pair of OTK socks. It helps keep your boots and place and keeps you warm! There is also a product on amazon called BootBra that is used to hold up boots. Hope this helps! 🙂

    • Daisi Ari
      November 14, 2016 / 5:24 AM

      I would love to visit Australia some day, but for now I am definitely enjoying fall in NY. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Nisha Rawat
    November 10, 2016 / 11:10 PM

    You look so cute in this outfit and great tips about OTK boots. They definitely are a look changer. My favorite fall essential!

    Nisha | http://simplistique.com

    • Daisi Ari
      November 14, 2016 / 5:26 AM

      Thank you Nisha! 🙂

    • Daisi Ari
      November 14, 2016 / 6:43 PM

      Thank you Zorica! I love them.

  7. November 16, 2016 / 10:34 PM

    Great tips, darling! I own the exact same bag! Love it because it’s metallic and it fits absolutely any outfit!

    http://stylesprinter.com/

    • Daisi Ari
      November 17, 2016 / 1:07 AM

      You are so right Katya. The bag is so roomy and matches with everything!

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