3 Ways To Wear Over The Knee Boots

victorian chiffon white blouse layered under a black kimono sleeve, belted top

subtle ruching on a victorian high neck chiffon blouse by vince camuto with a berry lip

Black kimono top layered over a victorian blouse by vince camuto in ivory, paired with skinny jeans and burgundy suede over the knee boots by Marc Fisher

berry toned over the knee boots by Marc Fisher paired with dark wash blue skinny jeans and a chiffon white top

victorian chiffon white blouse layered under a black kimono sleeve, belted top

black kimono sleeve wrap top from nordstrom over a white high neck victorian blouse by vince camuto

Black kimono top layered over a victorian blouse by vince camuto in ivory, paired with skinny jeans and burgundy suede over the knee boots by Marc Fisher

sun flares and oak trees highlight this chic black and white outfit, featuring over the knee suede burgundy boots by Marc Fisher Skinny Jeans | Boots | Kimono Top | Victorian Blouse | Earrings

Look #1 | Skinny Jeans with Blouse

We MUST start by talking about these fabulous boots by Marc Fisher from Nordstrom. 
This is my second pair of Marc Fisher shoes and the quality is EXCELLENT.
(I also bought these sandals.)

These boots just fit my feet and arches really well.
It is like a little treat to put them on. And, there are not too many pairs of shoe/boots I can say that about.

I think we often retire our short sleeves during the chillier months, but there’s no reason why you can’t wear them year round.
Take my kimono top above for example. 

By layering UNDER the short sleeve tops, they are suddenly ready for the season.
This high-neck, Victorian blouse is a heavy hitter for me and it is perfect to layer since the chiffon fabric is so thin.


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little black dress with origami neckline by topshop with burgundy suede boots by marc fisher surrounded by oak trees

sun flares highlight a draped black top by topshop form nordstrom

druzy threader earrings in gray by baublebar from nordstrom

over the knee, burgundy, suede, boots by marc fisher from nordstrom with a black dressBoots | Black Dress | Earrings

Look #2 | Black Dress & Boots

A little black dress always gets a lot sassier (and warmer) with some tall boots!
(You can add tights for even more warmth!)

This exact dress only has a couple of sizes available, but I gave you some other LBD options from Nordstrom.
There is no rule when it comes to the length of your dress/skirt and the height of the boots. 
I would just encourage you to pick a hemline that highlights, rather than hides these gorgeous boots!

This black dress from Nordstrom is sold out, but I gave you lots of similar options below.
Quick reminder that Nordstrom has FREE shipping and returns. 


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erin busbee wearing navy from head to toe, navy and gray blazer by veronica beard, dark blue skinny jeans, paired with burgundy boots

layered look created by veronica beard navy and gray blazer

burgundy tall boots with dark wash skinny jeans


gray and navy blazer by veronica beard paired with a burgundy v-neck madewell paired with dark wash skinny jeans and suede burgundy boots by marc fisher

mums placed next to wardrobe stylist erin busbee, wearing over the knee burgundy suede boots from nordstrom by marc fisherEarrings | Boots | Blazer | Tee | Jeans

Look #3 | Blazer and Boots

These inherently sexy boots take on a much more casual feel by pairing them with a tailored blazer and jeans.
Remember this Veronica Beard 2-in-1 blazer?
It has the awesome zip in and zip out dickey (the gray knit part). 
I put a basic v-neck tee under the blazer.
The dark wash skinny jeans, keep the line long. 

You can shop more over the knee from Nordstrom here. 

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10 thoughts on “3 Ways To Wear Over The Knee Boots

  1. Hi Erin, do you think otk boots will be “in style” for quite some time? I am wanting to invest in some pricey ones, but don’t want to if I can’t get several more years out of them. Also, do you have a link to the sold out black dress? I want to “stalk” it to see if it comes available again-love it! Thanks!!

    1. Oops…looks like that is the TopShop dress-correct? If so, should I size up as usual w/top shop? Normally I go smaller w/dresses, but not sure w/TopShop. One more question, on a black dress like this; it’s okay to wear black tights and black otk boots? I don’t like my legs to show above the knees, but was hoping to just barely have the tops of the boots show and wear tights.

      1. Topshop runs VERY small. One to two sizes up. I usually buy size 2. In Topshop, size 6. In jeans size 25 or 26. In Topshop jeans, 28!

    2. Hi Sherry, here’s the link: – I bought my REALLY nice Moschino black over-the-knee boots back in 2005 and I’m still wearing them. I think the ones that are just over-the-knee, versus thigh high are easier to wear and more likely to strand the rest of time.

      1. Thanks Erin…I am thinking about the Stuart Weitzman…they are a real splurge for me, and I’m a little nervous about them because I think the way they lace in the back may date them. But I love them and they fit me well.

  2. On the contrary… i think these outfits showcase the over the knee boots beautifully and present a long and lean line! Took away a ton of inspiration from this post! Thanks so much!

  3. i know over the knee boots are totally trendy right now, but truthfully, i do not think they are flattering….even you (with your fabulous figure!) looks ‘cut in half’ by these boots….the average height/weight woman shouldn’t go near these….the upper thigh is emphasized…only the sleekest of the sleek model figure can carry these off, imo…..the only way i can see them working is perhaps using a monotone situation… as in black boots with black leggings or jeans

    1. Hi Beatriz… I agree that over the knee boots are not for everyone. I am posting another pair of boots next week that I think you will LOVE. Stay tuned!! Thanks for stopping by!! Erin xo

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