Yes way, OTK
It seems like yesterday that I walked into a small clothing boutique in Corvallis, OR and purchased my first pair of OTK boots. As I sat there, admiring the sleek black bootleg and justifiably practical mini wedge heel, I wondered if this boot style was worth the investment. In Oregon, people own plenty of boots, and the OTK style resonated with me.I envisioned it with leggings, sweater dresses, and maybe even dresses. I couldn’t imagine it would fade away quickly, but the fashion game is sometimes unpredictable. As Heidi says on Project Runway, “one day you’re in, and the next, you’re OUT!”
In reality, that yesterday was 2010, those boots are long worn out, and the OTK style has stuck around. This past winter, Gigi Hadid, T. Swift, and many other super vixen street style gals rocked the latest version of this, now classic, footwear silhouette. I decided the time to jump back in had come, and I purchased my second pair of OTK boots. This time from Zara with a block heel in blue velvet. Originally, I thought that blue velvet might be limiting, but it turns out it’s a statement neutral. Therefore, I recommend going all out with your OTK boot purchase. Colored, suede, patent, embroidered. This trend is here to stay…the bolder the better.
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How do you style your OTK boots? Let me know in the comments below!