Shopping My Closet
December 14, 2017

How to: tips for buying & styling over the knee (OTK) boots

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How to pick over the knee (OTK) boots | see the picks (all budgets) on www.shoppingmycloset.com

Over-the-knee boots are a necessity during the fall and winter seasons. It adds a second skin to keep you warm but also is a fashionable way to do so! If you’re looking to pick up a pair (or two) of over-the-knee boots, here are some tips for what to consider before purchasing and things to look for to make the look flattering and functional:
(1) Materials make a difference – are you looking for natural or synthetic? Keep in mind if you’re looking for something long lasting that leather/suede will be the better option (if your budge allows)

(2) What color should you get? If you’re looking to get more wear out of your boots, opt for a neutral color (beige, black, or grey). These colors pair well with just about any other color and gives you versatility in outfits to pair it with.

(3) Determine an optimal heel height – are you planning on wearing the boots for multiple occasions? Will lots of walking be involved? That will help determine which heel high will be best suited for your lifestyle

(4) How much time are you willing to spend to take the boots on and off? Stiffer materials may take a bit of wrangling to put the boot on and off versus something more forgiving. If you’re investing in leather-derived boots, know the quality you’re getting

(5) Choose boots that hug the leg if you’re looking to create a silhouette of longer, leaner legs. Try to avoid boots that have excess material towards the top as this can create bulkier looking legs

(6) Securing the boots – tie versus elastic? How will the boots hold upright? It’s a matter of personal preference. If you want an elastic back, aim for slightly snug feeling as it will stretch with wear over time (and might become too loose). A tie back will give you flexibility to adjust the diameter whether you’re wearing the boots bare skin or over a lined pair of skinny jeans. Before purchasing, make sure you sit, stand, and walk in the boots to test out if the shaft will be secure or if you’ll end up pulling up your boots all day!

(7) Height matters. Proportion is key – petite ladies will want to opt for a shaft that hits just above the knee.

(8) Aim for a certain look. Are you looking to wear over-the-knee boots to the office? Pair it with a knee length pencil skirt for a sophisticated feel. Looking for a casual feel? Pair with leggings or skinny jeans and an oversized top as a way to play with proportions. A night on the town? Create a slightly provocative look by pairing with a hemline that skirts the top of the boots by a hair or go all out with a mini skirt.


SHOP THE LOOK:

ONE {only $44 & 3 colors}

TWO {2 colors}

THREE {over $90 off & 4 colors}

FOUR {love the metallic accent}

FIVE

SIX {50% off (only $74) & 4 colors}

SEVEN {50% off!}

EIGHT {50% off & 6 colors}

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December 13, 2017

Lady in red // Style Me Wednesday

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Red coat | white knit top | plaid ankle pants | black chelsea boots | www.shoppingmycloset.com #falloutfit #winteroutfit

Red coat | white knit top | plaid ankle pants | black chelsea boots | www.shoppingmycloset.com #falloutfit #winteroutfit

Red coat | white knit top | plaid ankle pants | black chelsea boots | www.shoppingmycloset.com #falloutfit #winteroutfit

Red coat | white knit top | plaid ankle pants | black chelsea boots | www.shoppingmycloset.com #falloutfit #winteroutfit

Red is perfect for the upcoming holidays (how is the year almost over?) – it’s such a festive and cheery color. I paired it with one of my favorite buys of late, these plaid pants, to create a perfect end of fall look. I’m definitely going to making the most use of this coat in the coming weeks: I’ll be pairing it for a work look with a turtleneck and trousers and with this sweater dress for a festive holiday gathering.


SHOP THE LOOK:

Red coat – Banana Republic (similar here {70% off} & here {45% off})

White knit top – Zara (similar here {2 colors} & here {7 colors})

Plaid ankle pants – A New Day (similar here {40% off} & here)

Black chelsea boots – Cole Haan (similar here {60% off; under $80} & here {under $100})

 


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October 4, 2017

Outfits lately // Style Me Wednesday

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Outfits lately | see all the looks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Blush skirt | nude block heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Blush skirt – H&M {similar (only $20)}

Nude block heels – Merona

Green utility jacket | striped jersey dress | brown belt | nude heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Green utility jacket – Merona {similiar}

Jersey striped dress – Old Navy {longer version}

Brown belt – J.Crew {similar}

Nude kitten heels – Cole Haan {70% off}

Blue striped lace up shirt | navy ruffle hem skirt | nude bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Blue lace up shirt – Old Navy {similar}

Navy ruffle hem skirt – Banana Republic {similar}

Nude bow heels – Banana Republic {similar (only $28)}

Striped button front shirts | www.shoppingmycloset.com

{top to bottom}

Striped button front – Equipment

Striped button front – J.Crew

Chambray button front – Banana Republic

Chambray popover – J.Crew

Chambray button front – Old Navy

White gold button t-shirt | striped crisscross skirt | nude block heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com

White t-shirt – J.Crew

Tiered striped skirt

Nude block heels – Merona

Windowpane shirt | black quilted purse | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Windowpane button front shirt –
Banana Republic
{similar}

Black quilted purse – Kate Spade {similar (under $40)}


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September 28, 2017

Style: autumnal yellow

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Time for all the orange, yellows, and browns to coincide with the changing colors of the season. This season, yellow, is a definite must. Add a little bit of sunshine with the bright color – for work or play, you can’t go wrong!


SHOP THE LOOK:

1. Yellow t-shirt dress {only $20 and comes in 4 colors}

2. Scallop yellow sweater {33% off & 3 colors}

3. Striped yellow wool scarf {2 colors}

4. Yellow pinafore dress / jumper {30% off + additional 20-25% off with code EOTS17}

5. Yellow hooded rain jacket {60% off & 2 colors}

6. Skinny crop yellow jeans {5 colors}

7. Yellow puff sleeve crop jacket

8. Side button midi skirt

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March 8, 2017

All neutral outfit // Style Me Wednesday

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Camel longline open cardigan | nude color peplum lace top | tan trousers | gold heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @vincesays #vince @jcrew #jcrew @loft #loft @colehaan #colehaan

Camel longline open cardigan | nude color peplum lace top | tan trousers | gold heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @vincesays #vince @jcrew #jcrew @loft #loft @colehaan #colehaan

Camel longline open cardigan | nude color peplum lace top | tan trousers | gold heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @vincesays #vince @jcrew #jcrew @loft #loft @colehaan #colehaan

Camel longline open cardigan | nude color peplum lace top | tan trousers | gold heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @vincesays #vince @jcrew #jcrew @loft #loft @colehaan #colehaan

Cardigans are something I live in year round and this one is no exception. I love the longer length on it – pairing it with heels actually gives the illusion of being taller! This cardigan was the perfect layering piece to create an all neutral look. Simply add some different textures and lengths to create a visually interesting look while keeping the color palette neutral. An easy look to wear day or night!


SHOP THE LOOK:

Camel duster cardigan – VINCE (similar here & here)

Lace peplum top – J.Crew (similar here & here)

Camel ankle trousers – LOFT (similar here & here)

Gold heels – Cole Haan (similar here & here)

Shopping My Closet

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