Over The Knees Boots Worn with Skirts

over the knee boots for women

Over The Knees Boots Worn with Skirts

Quote of the day: “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” Theodore Roosevelt

Even though many styles recycle over and over again, there are times that a “new” style comes into our lives. Not that the over the knee boots are truly new, but I think for most of us, they weren’t made for the average Jane. And I know I’ve said this many times before, but I really think these boots are fabulous for all of us.

In fact, I bought my first pair 2 years ago, and loved them so much that I wrote a post explaining why. Now if you live anyplace that experiences a winter. And I mean real winter, then these are going to be your new best friends. Because really and truly they are warmer than your knee high boots.

And if you think you’re too short, too old or that your calves are too wide, then let me say that there are some for every different size among us. Just so you know, the three of us range from 5’0″ to 5’4″.



In addition to seeing these lovely boots on the 3 of us, I was also lucky to have another blogger join us. Meet Lydia from I am Chic on the Cheap. We were talking about how we thought the over the knee boots were the best thing since sliced bread when it came to keeping warm in the winter when wearing our skirts and dresses. And so I asked her to join us for this series. I hope you’ll pop over to her blog and introduce yourself.

Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: These over the knee boots are my most recent pair that I bought from DSW, using one of my reward coupons.

Funny because most of us would probably buy black ones first, but no….I had to be different. My first pair was burgundy with a taller heel, and my next pair was olive green that were flats. These versions of boots come with many varieties. This kind is what you might consider baby steps to wearing over the knee boots. Because they really are JUST over the knee. So they won’t come up as far as my other pairs do.

This could be the perfect way to start off, and see if you really like the trend. And just so you know, I haven’t met anyone who tried them that didn’t like them. Everyone has been like me and have been surprisingly happy with this footwear.

Women over 50 wearing over the knee boots

Since my boots are black, I went ahead and chose a black sweater also. Just last week we showcased our sweaters and booties as a matching pair. And I think this is my usual when getting dressed.

Because of the black pieces, I chose my black choker and earrings. These earrings are the silicone ones that all 3 of us styled earlier this summer. It’s always so nice to wear these earrings because they are incredibly lightweight, and I forget I have them on. I included the discount code below my photos if you’re interested.

Over the knee boots for any occasion

My other fun accessory is this purse.

I’m not usually one to shop at the airport; however, when we were visiting Vegas last Christmas, my mom found this purse. And as a fashion blogger, how could I pass it up?

Over the knee boots for petite women

And you may not think about wearing a white floral dress once the fall season arrives. But in my defense, I had just purchased this dress on a big clearance on a recent shopping trip. When I get a new item, I really like to wear it right away, so I thought I’d layer it and try to make it season appropriate.

I also tried to style it with a little yin and yang. The dress is girly, so I added in the leather detailed cardigan and choker necklace to give some rock and roll vibe to it.

Women 50+ and over the knee boots

Dress: Banana Republic (here)~~Cardigan: Maurices (similar here)~~Boots: G by Guess (here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: Coruu use JOTS for 20% off (here)~~Purse: (similar here)

Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: I love that Nancy wanted to get another color of over the knee boots instead of just black.

She was worried about the calf being big enough with these boots, so we went over to DSW, to try them on. However, the store didn’t have the blue ones in stock, so we ended up ordering them online. Luckily, she was able to try on the same style in another color, so she knew they would be fine.

Women over 60 wearing over the knee boots

For Nancy’s accessories, she chose her blue necklace and earring set. Do many of you like the idea of the necklace and earrings that match each other?

I know it can certainly make choosing the pieces easier when getting dressed. Therefore I thought I’d find a couple more sets for you. If you were looking for a lighter color then this would be nice. Or there’s a southwestern theme set available. Of course a gold metal set would work for almost any outfit.

Over the knee boots in an outfit

This skirt is such has such a fun design on it.

Nancy is covering the top part of the skirt with her sweater, but you can see the whole thing when she wore it with her leggings. Nancy feels like the skirt is a tad too short to wear without tights and leggings, but now with these over the knee boots, it seems fine.

Over the knee boots with a short skirt

I should confess that I asked Nancy to buy these boots for the blog. I’m not sure she was super hip on the idea on her own.

In case you are vacillating on getting this particular set, she has noticed that they tend to creep down somewhat after wearing them for awhile. Although the last time she wore them, she said she tightened the laces on the back much tighter, and they were better.

Boomer women wearing over the knee boots

Skirt: Desigual (similar here)~~Sweater: The Limited (similar here)~~Boots: Unisa (here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Sunglasses: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70+) Outfit: My mom received her over the knee boots from our collaboration with Jambu earlier this year.

I had shown my mom a couple of pairs of over the knee boots when we were shopping earlier in the year. However, her rationale for not buying any was that she already had so many tall boots in her collection, she didn’t feel the need to get a pair of this variety.

But considering how often my mom loves to wear skirts and dresses, I theorize that this won’t be her only pair for long.

women over 70 wearing over the knee boots

My mom opted for a flower pin as her accessory of choice instead of a necklace. Would it surprise you if I told you that she had more than a dozen of these pins? Many of them she has made herself with leftover materials, but this one was actually purchased.

These accessories can certainly add some fun to your sweaters this winter. And if you aren’t willing to make your own, then this one or this one are quite lovely.

over the knee boots with a dressy outfit

Most of us don’t search for skirts that feel too short for us.

However, I know that all 3 of us happen to have a couple of these in our closets. And just like for Nancy, wearing these over the knee boots with them is a great way to make them work. And then with the addition of tights, you’ll be nice and toasty.

over the knee boots for warmth

I reviewed many of the points about these Jambu boots especially in the initial post where we styled them with casual outfits. The tread on the bottom is very impressive, so if you worry about slipping, then this would ease your mind. And the 10% discount for any full price purchase still applies. Use the code JTouch17 until December 15.

Over the knee boots worn by older women

Skirt: Ric Rac Designs (similar here)~~Cardigan: Alfani (similar here belted or here not belted)~~Turtleneck: Lands End (similar here)~~Boots: Jambu c/o (here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Pin: (similar here)

I hope the 4 of us have shown how versatile these over the knee boots can be for women of any age.

Thanks to one and all of you for your support. It means more than you know!

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Of course I had to round up more over the knee boots for your viewing pleasure. I think this is one item that if you do order it online, make sure there is free returns just in case they don’t fit well. I know ASOS, DSW and Target all have great return policies.

  • I’ve always been a bit wary about wearing OTK boots but you’ve changed my mind! Several years ago I bought a pair of burgundy velvet OTK boots and now I can’t remember where I stored them! I love how you’ve contrasted the white dress with the leather trim cardigan and jacket bag. Nancy’s boots are such a fabulous colour and your mom looks amazing! Great styling!

    Emma xxx

    • I think part of the fact, is the styling looks normal now. It’s not like how they used to be!! But you have to find those ones you’ve already bought!!! I bet you can wear them tons!!
      Thanks Emma!!!

  • Carrie Myers

    I’ve been thinking about getting some OTK boots and you have given me some cool ideas on how to wear them. Love your earrings and cardigan you have on.

    • I really think you won’t be sorry if you get a pair, Carrie!
      I am shocked at how much I love them, and actually even just bought another pair!!

  • I have two pairs of OTK boots: one pair is convertible which can be worn over the knee or folded over to be knee high.

    I love your rugged and refined style Jodie, mixing a bit of tough with girly.

    Doesn’t Nancy look daring! WOW!! A new look for her and she looks fabulous! I agree, a skirt this short should be worn with tights, leggings or OTK boots to look dignified. Glad she took your advice to get them.

    Your mom looks classy and elegant. Love the brooch!



    • Thanks so much Carmen!! I know I do get excited for many of the new styles, but I have to say that these OTK boots are so functional for us living in the cold!!!

  • Fashiontip Tip

    Truly stunning outfits!! I truly cherish the looks how to get this contemplations such a brilliant styles. this knee boots are truly searches useful for fall seasons I never had seen this kind of gathering such a different pieces..
    Modalist – Celebrating a World of Style and Fashion

  • Cindy

    Love the OTK boots. I’m glad you got them to give it a try. I’m sure your post will influence others to try this style too! Looks so cute with skirts and dresses. I confess I haven’t worn mine with a dress or skirt. Now I will!

    • I think I only wore these boots with skirts and dresses at first. But I’m glad I tried them with the pants and jeans because they’re perfect with those too!!

  • Oh one of these days I will try this look and pull it off !!! Nicely done ladies 😉

  • WOW WOW WOW! You guys all look so hip and stylish. I have not tried the OTK boots but I sure want to find some now after seeing how you styled them. I have several shorter skirts that might work with a pair. Going to start looking. I had read that having laces in the back really help to keep the OTK boots from slipping.
    Have to ask…do Charlotte and Nancy have beaus? They are so cute!!

    • Thanks so much Leslie!!
      I know Nancy‘s boots have the lace ties in the back and when she started tying them really tight it help them stay up better.
      No— neither mom nor Nancy have beaus at this time – how cute that you asked !

  • Laura

    I love my OTK boots for their fashion and function! They keep my legs to warm in the winter! These are adorable looks! I just ordered a black pair of OTK boots and can’t wait to try them with a skirt!

    • That’s exactly the thing Laura. They are so functional that it surprises me that more women wouldn’t want to try them !!!

  • I love OTK boots! I just got a maroon pair recently that I can’t wait to style. I hope I have some skirts that they’ll look great with, just like all three of you!

    • Aren’t they the best new trend Kristin??? I can’t wait to see yours!!!

  • I must admit, it is way more different to the boots I used to have. But I think trying something different and outside of the box adds excitement. That biker jacket looking bag captivates me.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

    • Thanks so much Katya!! It is fun to try out these new styles!

  • Anna Marcus

    I love the juxtaposition of the soft floral dress and black high boots, great choice, Jodie. Your bag is so cool, what a fun find. As for the other ladies, it is hard to believe their real age, both of them look great, fashionable and very stylish

    • Thanks so much Anna!!!
      I do think taking some pride in how we look and having fun with our clothes makes us all look younger and feel better about ourselves!!

  • Debbie Stinedurf

    Love a light floral paired with black! There’s no better way to make it Fall/Winter ready then pairing it with a black sweater & otk boots. And I gotta say…LOVE Nancy’s boots!

    • Thanks Debbie!!
      Didn’t Nancy do great with these?? And she even picked them out herself!!

  • This is trend that I am ambivalent about to be honest. I like it with denim and sometimes with dresses, but some of these boots just seem awkward, like they should be longer or shorter or just make up their mind!
    The photos are lovely though, and I really like each outfit.

    • I can totally see your point Elle. And maybe it’s the fit and the length–because even in my three pairs that I have, there is quite a difference in how they fit!

  • Natalie G.

    Everyone looks great!

    Natalie Gennaoui ✨

  • I love OTK boots and all three of you look incredible in them! I love Nancy’s outfit with the blue boots. One thing I really like about them is that they let you get away with a shorter skirt.

    • That’s exactly how I feel too, Roxanne! Not that I set out to buy short skirts, sometimes you just don’t realize!!!!

  • Imastounded

    Yes, I do get real winter. And yes, this is why I don’t often wear skirts and dresses in the winter. This height of over-the-knee boot would help keep out the cold. Black tights, black OTK boots, black skirt — fewer horizontal lines for me.

    • You are exactly right!!! And not only no horizontal lines, but a lot warmer too!!!

  • ADA

    WOW WOW you ladies ROCK OTK Boots, despite your over 50 ages. Love your stepmom’s outfit and fun royal blue velvet boots. So fun, trendy and sexy all of you!

  • Rebecca Saffer

    Each of the featured OTK boots is terrific. It seems it would be a wonderful alternative for me (because of scarring from knee replacement surgery) but I really don’t wear dresses or skirts any longer. You ladies all look great in this style!

    • I have heard that from many ladies, Rebecca, that they don’t wear skirts anymore. So maybe you’ll be able to relate to tomorrow’s post better?

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    Oh these boots are all so chic and I love the lower heel! I would totally wear these with my leggings or a couple of skirts and dresses I have!

    • I do think these lower heel ones are very wearable, and really don’t look like OTK boots!!!
      Thanks Terri!

  • I have been wanting to try out over the knee boots since forever and a half ago! I love each pair you featured in this post. And Nancy’s blue ones sure are fun!! I’m going to have to give them a go once it gets cold again!


    • I do think they are the best thing since sliced bread Lindsey–especially when it’s cold!!

  • Brigid Gallagher

    You ladies always inspire me to try something different. I would not have considered OTK till now. Fabulous styling as always.

    • I’m so glad to hear you say that Brigid. Because really I think this style is so “normal” now, and truly so functional!!!

  • beautiful photos
    The Glossychic

  • I know I say this every time – but reading your blog makes me so happy. The three of you are just lovely and bring a smile to my face. Now, on to the boots. I have the opposite problem, being 5’9″, and I’ve yet to find a pair that actually make it over my knee. But I keep searching because I love the look!

    • Awwww, Lana….that just made me so happy to read your comment (the part about my blog, of course)…
      As for the issue about being tall—that would be a bummer. If you ever find any, you’ll have to tell me where you got them in case anyone else has that issue!!!

  • Judy Gramith

    I bought a pair of gray suede OTK boots at the end of the winter season last year. I still haven’t worn them yet. I know that I’ll wear them with skinny jeans, leggings and possibly tights and a skirt but I don’t think I’ll do a bare leg with them… You’ve certainly provided food for thought here however. No question that you’re a trendy trio!!

    • I can’t wait to see you in them, Jude!! And you’ll have to let me know if you like them. I just feel like they are so functional in our cold weather, that I almost have no reason to keep my knee high boots???

  • Bev @ Walking Well With God

    Enjoyed seeing over the knee boots for ladies of all ages!! You ladies rocked the look! 🙂
    Bev xx

  • I love how the three of you styled these OTK boots! The blue ones are a gorgeous color. Yours and your mom’s also look sooo comfortable. I wore mine yesterday for the first time since cold weather hit us here and they kept me warm all day. Not only that, but I walked all around the city in them yesterday and never had any pain – they are the most comfortable boots I own! Thanks for showing that us mature ladies can wear such trends and look sophisticated, gorgeous and edgy at the same time!

    Cathy V.

    • I really this these boots are so so functional—-at least for those of us in the cold climates. I’m not sure why I need my other tall boots now??
      Thanks Cathy!!

  • mummabstylish

    Wonderful boots, and you’ve all got great legs! Thanks for sharing and have a super week. Jacqui

  • I love those OTK boots! you ladies are fabulous and I love that your age doesn’t stop you from wearing certain fashions!


    • Thanks Ruth!
      But this is definitely a change….I know before blogging I probably would never have tried these (among many other things)! But that’s silly—these are so functional!! And I feel 10 years younger when I wear them!

  • i love all of these OTK boots! I feel like the blue that Nancy is wearing is stunning! I love that it’s a “muted” blue not like WHAM in your face. I love all 3 that you lovely ladies are wearing

    • Thanks so much Laura!!! Nancy was so lucky to get these because they were only online, and they were on sale (always a plus)

  • You guys are all rocking those over the knee boots! Love it 🙂

  • These are fabulous looks! Nancy’s otk boots are fabulous. I adore the color!


    • Thanks so much Kathrine!!
      She’ll love to read that because I think she wasn’t too sure about this kind of boot!!

  • This trend is one of my favorites! Especially loving those blue boots


  • Mariann Yip

    Loving these boots! Those blue ones are to die for. I need to get myself a pair~ http://mariannyc.com/2017/11/09/3-ways-to-style-chunky-sweaters/

  • I absolutely love OTK boots! They are so stylish and warming as well.


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    • Exactly!!! It’s amazing how young I feel when I wear these!!

  • You know how i feel about OTK boots Jodie! Love em 🙂 i really love how you all styled them, the blue for some unepected color and your mom’s I recognize Jambu, with her silver/grey ensemble.
    i enjoy wearing them with dresses and with mini skirts.
    have a great day!
    jess xx

    • That’s because you’re a stylish woman too, Jess!! And smart! It would silly not to wear these just because of the reputation they used to have!!
      Thanks Jess!!

  • Alright, when I read the title I thought “ok let’s see how these ladies do it!” b/c mostly I see young women wearing them. You all look great! I love Nancy’s blue boots. The blue is so gorgeous and I can see that adding so much to an outfit. I love your little purse too. It’s adorable!

    • I think once us older women start wearing them more, then the other older women can imagine them on themselves!!! For so many of us it’s a visual thing, and after we see them styled so fabulously, it becomes so easy!!
      Thanks Julia!!

  • I love OTK boots, and I love seeing you all wear them. I think you have all done it so well. Wearing them with skirts and dresses is my favorite way. I even think they look great with midi lengths that cover the top.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • I totally think you’re right Amy! Wearing these boots with longer skirts make them seem almost “normal”.

  • Nancy’s is my favorite this time around! I really like the proportion of the long sweater worn over the mini skirt and finished off with the boots. I also like how the boots pick up the blues in the jewelry and lend richness and depth to the color palette.

    This is a style I’ve struggled with, though I really love the over-the-knee boot trend. I guess I don’t wear short enough skirts to really show off the boot. I’m wondering if I might be better off wearing a tunic over leggings and then doing an OTK boot in a contrasting shade? Sigh. I will keep looking – for OTK boots AND mini skirts. I’d love to try out this look!


    • I know what you mean Liz. It’s not like we go out looking for mini skirts at our age. But I think with the leggings craze, we’ve allowed ourselves to buy a couple that we normally wouldn’t wear! And now that the OTK boots are becoming mainstream—they work so well together.
      We’ll be showing the same boots with leggings and jeans on Wednesday!! Maybe that will work better for you??
      Thanks Liz!!!

  • The boots look great! I always love the look of over the knee boots but have never found a pair that looks good on me. Have a great start to your week! Gemma x

    • Now I’ve only had the opposite problem, Gemma!! I haven’t found a pair I didn’t like—LOL

  • Pauline Starsmore

    Oh you all look so nice in this blog. I would never have thought of OTK boots as I thought they were only for very tall people, but you prove me wrong. I don’t like to wear matching sets of jewellery but I do like to match the colours, but then again Nancy’s set looks lovely, suppose it is slightly different.

    • I actually said this in my blog post because I was surprised that a couple of women has expressed this concern over being short and wearing OTK boots. But I think there are so many varieties now, that every woman can find a pair that fits her!!
      Thanks Pauline!!

  • Love the rock and roll vibe you’ve got going on… Nancy looks like a hot mama and your mom looks very classy. Three great stylings using OTK boots!

    • Thanks Darlene!!
      These are so perfect for all of us in the cold weather!! Needless to say you probably won’t need them?? LOL!

  • I like that you pulled out a white floral for fall and then toughened it up with all the black leather. I hope Nancy becomes an over the knee boot convert, because that blue pair is so gorgeous!

    • I have to admit that before blogging, I would have thought it was silly to wear this dress for now. But hey—clothes are supposed to make us happy, and this did exactly that!!
      Thanks for the fun, Lydia!!!

  • Stevie Turner

    Like your boots with the tassels Jodie!

  • Venswifestyle

    I love this post!
    I am planning to wear OTK boots all the time during this fall/winter time!


  • Love that you’ve all styled OTK boots! Each interpretation is unique and just plain cute! Jodie, love your boots but it’s that cool bag that really caught my eye! So fun! Nancy looks fabulous in her boots! Love the color! And your mom does it again, looking so chic in her rendition! Great post! xox-M


    • Your positive words are so encouraging Mary! Thanks so much for including both moms in your compliments! It really makes their day!!

  • Nicole Mölders

    Flat OTK boots are a safe option at any age. I like OTK boots as they keep my knees warm when it’s cold outside.

  • I love this post! You all show how fun and versatile the OTK boot is! I have a few pair with heels and am on the search for a pair with a low heel. The search is half the fun! Happy Monday!

    • You’re so right—the search is half the fun, Cheryl!!
      And I have a feeling I’m going to be replacing most of my other tall boots with OTK ones, because they are so practical. I’m not sure why I need my other ones??

  • Fantastic post! I am just editting some pictures with otk boots! I love so much about this post. First I love Lydia s outfit! Then your cardigan! Wow! Then Nancy s look is fantastic on her and your mother, as always, is fabulous! You three are fantastic women!

    • Thanks so much Nancy!!!
      I’m so glad I was open to trying this trend, because I love the OTK boots so much!!

  • donnanance

    You have shown that the key to wearing OTK boots without looking all hooker-ish is the overall outfit. I can definitely see why they would be warmer than regular tall boots. How do you store them to keep the shape? I have seen some bloggers use pool noodles as inserts. Jodie, you had to have that handbag…what a hoot. Always love your creative ideas! All three pairs of boots are very pretty and you gals all look fab. xoxo

    • Thanks Donna!! I do think the boots have been made now—to look like “normal” boots and not how we used to think of them. And I’m so so glad, that I decided to be open to this style.
      Personally, I put half an egg carton in my boots (both regular and OTK ones) to keep their shape. (It was my mom’s idea and cheaper than the pool noodles—ha ha)

  • Jodie, I’ve recently ventured into OTK boots and it’s all your fault. You looked so smashing in your olive ones when we were in Seattle that it became an obsession for me to get a pair. I’ll have a blog post on the episode coming out next week. Anyway, you all look fabulous and Nancy’s blue ones are quite spectacular. Thanks for sharing your styling ideas and inspirations. 😉


    • I’m glad I could be an enabler (oops…I mean inspiration) for you Rena!! LOL!
      I’m super glad that I decided to be open to this style and try them out 2 years ago. I have a feeling I’ll be collecting more as time goes on, because I see no disadvantage to them—especially on the cold days!!
      Totally can’t wait to see yours!!

  • Hi Jodie,

    You all look gorgeous in your OTK boots and skirts. but this time I love your look the most. And your bag is so pretty as well.

  • I like these types of boots for the same reason you suggested…they keep you warmer in the cold months.

    My pet peeve with the thigh high stripper boots ; P is that they do seem to slouch down and create elephant wrinkles on my legs. I have worn them with a garter to help that issue but it isn’t ideal as it often pops open. Mine don’t have the ties that Nancy’s have though. I recently took a pair in and had them taken in in hopes that it would help. Haven’t worn them enough to know for sure yet.

    You all look great!


    • You’ll have to let me know if that helps, Suzanne!! My first pair is a little big and tends to sag, but I haven’t done anything about it yet. How’d you take them in.
      I know my mom has a normal height pair that are material instead of leather that used to sag, and she put elastic in the top area.

      • I took them to a shoe cobbler and let them do it. I also had the boots shortened to just below knee height. I thought about taking them myself but reconsidered when Shelley told me it would be more difficult than I thought.

        • Ahhhh!
          I need to find a good cobbler, because I want to also see about making some heels shorter…..

  • Oh, how “Pretty Woman” you all look! Have fun channeling your inner Julia Roberts!-Laurel

  • Not sure if the over the knee boots would be needed much here in Brisbane – it doesn’t always get really cold here, but this is a trend I’ve always admired on others and you all wear it so well! I think that they look so nice with skirts as you’ve all worn them here 🙂

    Hope you had a great weekend! We had our family Santa photo taken and I knocked a few more gifts off my list, starting to try get organised for Christmas!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • These boots certainly are warmer, so they may not work well for where you live, Mica!!
      I can’t wait to see those Santa photos—I bet they are fabulous!!!!

  • I don’t have my own OTKs yet… but there a three pair in the house and luckily my daughters share my shoe size!

    True story:
    When I was buying a pair for my younger daughter last Christmas, I tried them on for size…and another mom from school walked by the shoe department. She was horrified…no disguising it. It was pretty hilarious. We chatted and she acknowledged that she was shocked to see me in them. Without saying the word “streetwalker” I could tell it was the one thing she DIDNT say.

    SOOOO, I’m glad the look is more mainstream this year. WNY is always about two years behind the fashion curve.

    • That’s hilarious Em. But it’s true we have that opinion from days gone by…and until you start seeing it on “normal” people—it’s hard to change your thinking!!! The only bad thing is if people let those old perceptions color the present. That mom may never ever wear these boots because of that, and that would be a little sad. Because they are so much warmer!!!
      You’re lucky to have some you can borrow!!!

  • Four great styles and colors of OTK boots! I couldn’t agree with you more about their versatility and warmth factors. Your sweater and bag are so Cool! I love the play of hard and soft in your look.

  • Karen

    The four of you have styled your boots perfectly! I like the edgy look you came up with Jodie. I’m like you with the new clothes, have to wear them, and this is a good transition into the colder weather! Love the color of Nancy’s boots, those are great! I like the way your Mom’s earrings mimic the buttons on her sweater, and that pin is amazing! I’m not sure I’ll get on board with this trend (the boots), but never say never. I definitely can’t wear them to work which is where I spend most of my waking hours (dress code prohibits boots). They would be fun for casual though. My concern has always been with them hitting right where the knee is bending. I guess this makes a good case for fabric or leather as opposed to synthetic. Do any of you find them uncomfortable when sitting? It seems like they would creep down a little, then do you have to hike them back up when you stand up? I like the block heel on Lydia’s boots. Just wondering how this type of boot behaves when sitting?

    • That’s so funny you asked that Karen, because I wore them to my knitting retreat this last weekend, and someone else asked me that. I have to admit, that I haven’t noticed anything when I’m sitting, so they must not be annoying. Even this black pair that has that buckle and ties don’t seem to get in the way. You’ll have to go to the store and just try them on, I guess. I’m sure there could be some that get in the way???
      And you know, if you wear them with your normal length skirts & dresses, I bet no one would notice that they are OTK?? Because they just look like boots if you don’t see where they end!!

      • Karen

        True, there is an option to sit in the store when trying them on!
        No boots at work, only booties. No tall boots allowed (not even riding boots or knee-high boots). We were allowed to wear them years ago, but those days are long gone! Of course we can wear boots when the snow is deep, but they have to be exchanged for shoes or booties as soon as we get into the building! Things are pretty strict here!

        • Wow…that is strict! I guess I was quite lucky being the boss, in that respect!!
          ps..is it just as strict for the men too?

          • Karen

            It is! Men wear dress shirts and most wear ties. Some Polo shirts with dress pants in the summer.