Another day, another way to style these over the knee boots! This is second installment of my “One Piece Two Ways” series featuring these Marc Fisher boots. If you missed yesterday’s casual outfit with them, click here.
Yesterday’s post was all about keeping things simple and classic. But this look is about stepping outside of the traditional skinny jean/OTK boot combo. Let’s style these with a dress!
There is something very 1970s chic to me about a midi dress with boots, where there’s no skin showing in between. I purposely styled this really differently from yesterday so you can see that you don’t have to wear over the knee boots with leggings or skinny jeans.
Every time I go NYC, I always feel inspired to be a little more creative with my looks. I told myself during one of my last trips there that I was going to try to carry that creative confidence in Los Angeles with my clothing. No need to save that for the NYC streets (although there’s just something about them that spark inspiration!). So this is me, trying to take that polished NYC-ness to LA.
Proportions play a big role in styling a skirt with OTK boots, which is why I opted for a midi length. You either want to cover the top of the boot so that no skin shows, or opt for a mini length so you show about 3 to 4 inches of skin. Since it’s winter I opted for the midi length. You will notice though that I unbuttoned a few buttons to show some skin as I walk, because I like the movement of the dress. This exact dress is sold out but I linked a handful of similar options below.
This plaid coat is from the Something Navy collection, and it’s perfect for my mild Los Angeles winter. If you’re looking for a coat that’s really heavy then this definitely isn’t the case, but you can surely layer with a cami and some tights. The coat runs a little big and so I went down a size to an XS, just FYI.
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Since the coat is bulky, I wanted to make sure that I didn’t lose what little waist definition I have. So I replaced the sash that originally came with the dress originally with this black and silver belt. I tend to swap out the belts that things come with and use my own. It’s such an easy upgrade to make something a little more personal.
This would be the perfect look for a winter workday or an interview; it’s equal parts professional, polished, and creative. I felt very Miranda Priestly in this outfit.
Do you like how I styled these over the knee boots? Or do you prefer the classic jeans outfit from yesterday’s post?