I’m sure I’m not the first person to admit that I’ve had a bit of an obsession with over the knee boots (OTK) for a while now. It feels like every time the weather turns colder, they are everywhere. I’ve wanted a pair for ages but a few things have stopped me. Firstly, I’m 5 foot 2, how the hell was I going to find a pair that didn’t make me look like a kid playing dress up? Then there was the issue of price. I’m blaming my mom for this one as I appear to have expensive taste. Every pair I fell in love with was on the higher end of the spectrum price wise. While there’s nothing wrong with that, and you’re normally guaranteed higher quality with the higher price, I really didn’t feel that I could justify spending too much until I knew I’d get the wear out of them. And then finally, there’s the issue of what to wear with the boots. As much as I love the movie Pretty Woman, I have no desire to look like Julia Roberts on the poster. Getting the balance is tricky!
OTK Boots: Primark
In the end, I decided to give them a test run. That is, buy a cheap pair to see if I got the wear out of them before splurging on a new pair. I sometimes do this, it’s a good trick if you’re not sure if something suits you but you want to try it out before spending a fortune. Go to Penney’s (or Primark for anyone reading outside of Ireland), and buy yourself that item for a reasonable price. It lets you see if you’ll actually get the wear out of the item, without making your bank account look very sad. I hate spending money on something and then never wearing it. It’s such a waste. This is the best way I’ve found to side step that issue.
Because I am the worlds most indecisive person, I got the boots in black and this lovely berry colour. At €28 each I thought, why not?! The issue of what to wear them with was solved pretty quickly when I fell in love with this sweater from Topshop. A simple leather mini underneath the sweater, a few gold necklaces, and I was set!
I’m no longer afraid of OTK boots, which means I now have my eyes set on plenty of different pairs! Click the images to shop!