OVER-THE-KNEE BOOTS

My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale #NSale series continues with over-the-knee boots! In order to help you get the best out of the sale, I’ve been creating focused shopping guides with my top picks for Fall Fashion wardrobe staples. On Tuesday I featured Ankle Booties, over the weekend I discussed #NSale Best Investments, and last Friday, College Fashion under $100. Today I’ve zeroed-in on 12 over-the-knee boots: all in either suede or leather, in a range of Fall colors, and of varying heel heights – from virtually flat to 4-inch stilettos. More than half of these options are also less than $150. Extremely reasonable, right? That’s the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale’s amazing-ness for you.

As I mentioned in last week’s Shoppers Guide to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, a sewing tape measure is a must for properly shopping online, as knowing your body’s measurements is essential.  Unlike other shoe shopping, finding the right over-the-knee boots requires more than knowing your shoe size. Firstly, while standing upright, measure the distance from the floor to above your knee cap. This length is the minimum boot shaft you’ll need. My minimum is 22 inches, as I’m tall and have lengthy legs. The boot shaft height that’s right for you may be longer or it may be shorter than mine. Only the tape measure will tell you!

To find the best-fitting OTK boot, secondly, you’ll need to know your calf circumference, which you’ll obtain by wrapping a sewing tape measure around the widest portion of your calf. Keeping in mind that over-the-knee boots look great with skinny jeans, you’ll want to allot extra room for your jeans; i.e. you don’t want the boots to be too tight. In fact, don’t be afraid to get a pair of boots that are a bit too wide. I had my current pair fitted (taken in) at my cobbler, for my best fit. Now, once you’re armed with your measurements, go right ahead and click on the styles you like and see which pairs suit you best.

  1. Stuart Weitzman ‘Hilo’ Over-the-Knee Boots, Black Suede
  2. Corso Como ‘Laura’ Over-the-Knee Boots, Grey Suede
  3. Dolce Vita ‘Silas’ Over-the-Knee Boots, Black Suede
  4. Blondo ‘Eden’ Over-the-Knee Waterproof Boots, Black Suede
  5. Dolce Vita ‘Silas’ Over-the-Knee Boots, Khaki Suede
  6. Sarto by Franco Sarto ‘Faye’ Over-the-Knee Boots, Black Leather
  7. Halogen ‘Noble’ Over-the-Knee Boots, Grey Suede
  8. Vince Camuto ‘Melaya’ Over-the-Knee Boots, Bark Suede
  9. Via Spiga ‘Finlay’ Over-the-Knee Boots, Chestnut Suede
  10. Via Spiga ‘Finlay’ Over-the-Knee Boots, Black Leather
  11. Cole Haan ‘Marina’ Over-the-Knee Boots, Stormcloud Suede
  12. Cole Haan ‘Marina’ Over the Knee Boot, Black Suede

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Author: Sarah Sarna

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