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Winter trend: Over-the-knee boots

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How to wear OTK boots

Over-the-knee boots were hot last winter and this year, we'll see more of the same. If you are going to buy one pair of boots right now, look for an over-the-knee pair that you can wear with your favorite minis.

How to wear over-the-knee boots

How to wear OTK boots


Black is your best bet. Yes, those hot pink over-the-knee boots are tempting, but how often would you wear them? Black is the most versatile and allows you to get the most bang for your buck. You can wear black boots with all your favorite miniskirts and short dresses. Add bright (or white) tights for a dramatic look that can't be beat.


Do you want to wear them over jeans? Some OTK boots hug your legs and can be only worn over tights or leggings. Instead, look for looser styles that easily slip over your jeans.


Over-the-knee boots can be comfy and flat or sexy and high-heeled. OTK boots themselves take some confidence to carry off. Add a sky-high heel and it might be too much for you. Be realistic about where you are going to wear your boots and if you really want that 5-inch skinny heel.

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