Weekly Wonders #42-OTK Boots

Over the Knee Boots for women over 50

OTK Boots

Okay, let’s be serious ladies. Who among us thinks that the “over the knee” (OTK) boots are just too out there? Maybe it’s the images from the “Pretty Woman” movie. Or how they used to be called “thigh high” boots. I, too, used to think that these kinds of boots were sleazy and not my style. But I drank the kool-aid and I’m here to give you some thoughts on why.  Mine are from Target (here) and I styled them here in the New Year’s Eve post—My rationales for this particular pair:

1-I wanted a somewhat different color —

2-When I’m wearing skirts/dresses, I really like a heel, but I didn’t want a thin one.

3-I read the reviews that stated the plum version of these looked better than the black leather ones

4-I found an online coupon for $5 off $50. (they weren’t on sale when I got them)

5-Free shipping and easy returns to the store.

There is an altogether practicality to these kinds of boots if you’re the type of woman who still likes to wear skirts and dresses in the colder months. And that is warmth and coverage! We all know that feeling when the wind and cold gets between our skirts and boots–frrreeeeze. Boots that extend farther up your leg help ward off this frrreeeze.  And depending on the length of your dress/skirt, most of the time, no one will even know that your boots are OTK! In addition, you know that slit in the back of some of your longer skirts? Well, with these higher boots, you aren’t exposing more leg than you want. I mean, hey, I’m just being purely practical.

And here’s another reason to consider buying a pair: do you have any skirts or dresses that are a tad too short? Of course you do! Well these boots are the perfect remedy for that problem! The skirt doesn’t look too short when your leg is entirely covered with your boots!

Or if you feel a teensy bit exposed wearing your leggings & a tunic, these boots can help you feel more covered!  And check out the Shoe & Tell, Visible Monday, All About You, Linkup with Lisa, Senior Salon & #Iwillwearwhatilike link up

So if you’re anything like me, you’re not a believer until you actually try it. Furthermore, who wants to spend a lot of money on something they’re not sure about? So I found some options below that might work for you:

  • Bernadette Laganella

    Thanks for posting this today Jodie. Like I said, I may go out and try these myself.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thank you Bernadette!! If you get some, I’d love to see a picture!!

  • I want a pic from the front, Jodie. Pretty please? You tease giving us only ONE pic! I adore that colour – perfect for OTK boots and much better than black. They look gorgeous with the teal.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Oceanblue Style

    Josie this color is sooooo amazing and the suede heels make is look very stylish. Great choice. Just stopped by from Patti’s linkup to say hello. You awarded me with an award some time ago. And please rest assured how much I appreciated it and how much it means. But I just have been so terribly busy at work I did not find any time for extras as lovely as they may be. Hope you accept my apology! Merry Christmas. Sabina http://oceanbluestyle.blogspot.com/2015/10/urban-boudoir-schwarze-overknees-mit.html

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Sabina…How nice of you to stop by!! No need for apologies….it’s life! Thanks for the nice words and Merry Christmas to you too!!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    I haven’t worn the OTK boots but your post may give me the push I need. Please post it tomorrow on my Senior Salon. You may give some other fashion forward women a little impetus to try.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Will do Bernadette!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    I too gave it a try this season as the flat ones that are the opposite of Pretty Woman hooker style hit the market. I went for a cognac color.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      And are you happy with them? I find I wear mine more than I thought I would!

  • I haven’t had the nerve to wear my OTK boots…yet.
    http://whosaprettygirl.com

  • alwaysconservative

    As with any tall boot, I think a person has to have somewhat slender legs to get a proper fit. Too many boot labels do not have sizes to accommodate heavier or fuller legs. I’ve found mail order companies Maryland Square and Woman Within are about the only two I’ve found that carries boots in this category, but they are not OTK.