Over-the-Knee Boots, 3 Ways (Day 1)

Black Orchid jeans (c/o) VAULT;  Equipment blouse;  Margaret O’Leary sweater (c/o);  World Footwear Group boots (c/o) VAULTTory Burch bag;  C.Wonder bracelet
A few years ago while shopping for a Halloween costume, I came across a reasonable pair of over-the-knee boots and scooped them up for my costume thinking I’d probably never wear them again.  “Over-the-knee boots, so scandalous!” is pretty much what I was thinking.  (Give me a break.  I was new to L.A. and was never really into that shock factor when it came to my wardrobe.)  A few weeks after that Halloween, I decided to try out the boots over a pair of skinny jeans and was immediately hooked.  I couldn’t believe how easy they were to throw on over jeans and leggings and how surprisingly non-scandalous they were when worn with the right sweater dresses.  I wore them until the soles were gone and had to toss them out when their solelessness (totally a word) caused a serious slip-and-bust-my-butt moment on the way to class one rainy day.

Fast forward to Fall 2013, and over-the-knee boots are EVERYWHERE.  Seriously.  And I’ve been on the hunt now for months.  Every pair that I’ve found are either annoyingly pricey or have some sort of hardware that just doesn’t sit well with me.  When VAULT invited me to choose a couple of things from their site this month, these boots were a no-brainer.  They’re simple and fit well, and the dip in the back means they won’t get all bent out of shape every time you sit down for more than five minutes.  The best part?  The price.  (Fifty bucks, people.  Fifty bucks.)  Although I could probably wear these about 500 different ways, I’m narrowing it down and showing three fool-proof outfits with over-the-knee boots this week.

For today’s look, there’s really nothing easier than throwing them over a pair of skinny jeans, but I love the contrast of pairing them with grey skinnies.  And these grey skinnies just so happen to be a new favorite pair.  I’ve had a thing for Black Orchid denim ever since the first pair I tried a few years ago.  Their jeggings are the most comfortable you’ll ever own, and I feel like the mid-rise fit is kind of made for my body.  (I’m not 18 anymore, so the low-rise thing that a lot of brands do just doesn’t work for me.)  For premium denim, the price is also pretty hard to beat.  (I could go on, but seriously, just try them.)  I paired the bottom half with a yummy silk blouse and cozy-to-the-max sweater and finished things off with a bold handbag.  Stay tuned this week for two more ways to wear these boots, and don’t forget to check out the VAULT blog for the ramblings of me and a couple of other fabulous bloggers.  Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!

xoxo

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by VAULT, but all opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that make My Style Diaries possible.

3 Comments on Over-the-Knee Boots, 3 Ways (Day 1)

  1. Nikki
    November 5, 2013 at 2:30 pm (5 years ago)

    Love this look! I really want some OTK boots, but I haven’t found the just pair. Fab look!
    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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