The Best Over-the-Knee Boots

Over-the-knee boots {also known as OTK boots} are another wardrobe “must-have” this season, and something that woman of every age, height and build can pull off!

I find that many of my petite styling clients and blog followers are fearful that they cannot wear over the knee boot styles, but the reality is that these tall boots elongate and flatter every leg and build, including curvy, muscular and thin legs!


There isn’t an exact science or rule to where an OTK boot hits your legs, since different heights will determine where the boot hits. Anywhere “above the knee” is perfectly fine!

Wear these boots with jeans, leggings, skirts and dresses…they go with anything a traditional riding boot would pair with, and, in my opinion, elevate every look they are paired with. 

I challenge you to try a pair of over-the-knee boots, regardless of color, and even if you’re skeptical about whether you will pull them off. I bet you will be pleasantly surprised how flattering and versatile they are, again, no matter your body type. 

a few of my favorite OTK styles

This cognac-colored pair of Vince Camuto boots were a purchase I made late summer, and are hands-down my favorite shoe purchase of the season! They are comfortable, seem to pair with everything and are super flattering! {These are a small investment but truly worth every penny. They are currently 25% off, so snag them while on sale!}

outfit details :: Vince Camuto boots | blouse and vest c/o Lucca Lane Boutique, save 15% + get free shipping with code “EDITBYLAUREN” | c/o Henri Bendel backpack | Le Specs sunglasses | see the full post on this outfit here

I wore this outfit for an event I hosted at the adorable Kendra Scott airstream yesterday! I cannot tell you how many compliments I received on my boots. {My dress is also pretty fantastic and just $69!} 

outfit details :: Vince Camuto boots | Leith dress | c/o Kendra Scott earrings | c/o Gigi New York bag | Karen Walker sunglasses

Similar Over-The-Knee Boot styles to shop

Black Over-the-Knee Boots

A black OTK boot is a must-have pair for dressing up!

I personally prefer a suede black boot, since they are easier to wear, either day or night, and to pair with different looks and textures.

This Sam Edelman pair has proven to be super comfy, as I have worn them walking around both New York City and Chicago recently! They have a cute tie in the back that also keep them in place.

outfit details :: Sam Edelman boots | c/o CROSBY by Molly Burch top | Tory Burch handbag | Blank NYC leather pants, also adore these SPANX faux-leather leggings | see the full post about this outfit here

This is an outfit I wore one evening while in Chicago last weekend. I walked over 2 miles in these boots along the Chicago Riverwalk and my feet didn’t hurt! If you’re looking for a super comfortable OTK boot you can wear all day, this is definitely the pair for you. 

outfit details :: Sam Edelman bootsTopshop blouse | Blank NYC leather pants | c/o Baublebar necklace | Chloe bag | Celine sunglasses

Similar Black OTK styles to shop

Neutral Color Over-the-Knee Boots

I love the look and versatility of a grayish-taupe boot. The neutral color pairs with anything, literally. 

This was an outfit from last Fall, but these boots are still one of my very favorite pairs. The tie in the back makes them really stand out!

This exact OTK pair is by Free People but I have linked several similar pairs, including this fab pair by Marc Fisher, below. 

outfit details :: similar boots here and here | similar dress

Similar Neutral Color OTK styles to shop

Flat & Low Heel Over-the-Knee Boots

Last but not least, a flat OTK boot is a great substitute for a traditional riding boot.

This Sole Society pair is a favorite of mine. It’s comfy and a great “mom shoe” that keeps me looking stylish while on the go. I’ve linked lots of other great flat & low-heeled options below.

outfit details :: Sole Society boots

Similar Flat & Low Heel OTK styles to shop

Next up on the Edit By Lauren blog, the Best Scarves of the Season for 2016!

Lucca Lane Boutique Event

Also, if you live in or around the Vinings area of Atlanta, I would love to meet you at the cute new Lucca Lane boutique TOMORROW night, Thursday, October 20th.

I will be hosting an in-store event between 6-8.

Check out this recent post about Cozy Fall Layers to see a cute {and very affordable} outfit I recently styled from Lucca Lane.

They also have a great online boutique and you’ll save 15% off and receive free shipping with any purchase with code EDITBYLAUREN.

Stylishly yours,

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