My over-the-knee boots work outfit

I’ve been thinking lately that I’d like to share with you, my dear readers, a look for work. After getting back from fashion weeks in New York, Vancouver, and San Francisco, I’ve been trying to catch up on a little interpreting lately, and so, here’s one of the outfits I’ve put together for just that.

Keep in mind now that I work in a courthouse, and so, I don’t get to wear stylishly ripped jeans, mules, and a blazer. But I DID manage to sneak into the equation a pair of over-the-knee boots!

My over-the-knee boots

This look was actually inspired by a trend I noticed in New York: attention-grabbing collars. I really like the pop of white against the black at the collar and sleeves. And I love combining black and white – it’s so elegant in its simplicity.

Since I have been feeling a little chilled by the change in temperatures, especially after returning to Seattle from the heat wave in California, I wanted to go with toasty boots – sort of a variation on the leather leggings look which I wouldn’t dare wear to work but love dearly.

My OTK boots work look

As you can see clearly in this last shot in which the sunlight highlights everything, I have a pear-shaped figure. Whenever I wear a below-the-knee pencil skirt, unless it is floating on me, it tends to pull a little horizontally; that is, unless I am standing with my legs straight after just having pulled the skirt down.

This doesn’t bother me and seems to come with the territory of hips like mine. But, I wanted to mention that the white pops do a nice job of drawing attention away from the hips and add a little visual volume up top. If you are shaped differently, you can just as easily use white accents to “volumize” other areas.

My simple, elegant work look
To keep things simple, this white watch I found at a design store in Palm Springs is a perfect accessory.

I think that such a clean, neat look on top offsets any chance that my boots will remind someone at work of “Pretty Lady.” The boots themselves are also relatively tame, made of a beautiful, soft leather and a classic stiletto heel rather than an exaggeratedly high platform.  Over-the-knee boots in suede can also be in the low-key range for wearing to work.

Of course, while off-duty and especially while going out with Mark, I am happy to highlight the sexiness of the boots with a shorter-hemmed dress or skirt!

Work outfit with OTK boots
White blouse (old) – similar / Cardigan (old) – similar / Halogen seamed pencil skirt / Coach over-the-knee boots – similar / TOKYObay watch – similar

Would you wear over-the-knee boots to work?

XO, Janea



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14 Comments on #OOTD – Making Over-the-Knee Boots Work – for Work

  1. Brenda Oliver
    October 7, 2016 at 1:45 pm (6 months ago)

    Great outfit beautifully put together! Trendy and classy.

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    • Janea
      October 7, 2016 at 2:34 pm (6 months ago)

      Thank you, Brenda! :*

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  2. David
    October 8, 2016 at 6:14 pm (6 months ago)

    Just amazing as ever.

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    • Janea
      October 9, 2016 at 10:11 am (6 months ago)

      Ah, thanks, David!

      Reply
  3. Daisi Ari
    October 8, 2016 at 10:53 pm (6 months ago)

    I love how you made these boots work for work-also, genius title! OTK boots are my favorite shoe for this season. I have to get a pair like yours!

    Daisi Ari || http://www.onthecolorfulside.com/

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    • Janea
      October 9, 2016 at 10:11 am (6 months ago)

      So glad you enjoyed the post, Daisi. Boots definitely make colder weather more fun – I hope you find a great pair! XO

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  4. Stella Asteria
    October 9, 2016 at 10:06 am (6 months ago)

    My dear Janea, what a stunning and super classy look for work! It is so refreshing because it was a long time since I have seen work attire at a style blogger, especially now with the fashion week etc! You look amazing!! The white collar and sleeves layered are the perfect detail! Timeless, chic, stylish and a gorgeous classy woman wearing it! What’s not to love?
    Hope you are having a great Sunday my dear!
    Stella
    http://www.stellaasteria.com

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    • Janea
      October 9, 2016 at 10:13 am (6 months ago)

      Thank you, Stella dear. I’m glad you like this look for work. Hope you are also having a great Sunday – and not working! XO

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  5. Jalisa
    October 10, 2016 at 8:52 am (6 months ago)

    You look so chic, with a touch of edge; the look is perfect for your job location! I just love how versatile OTK boots are, they really add a nice touch any outfit, as well as added warmth! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

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    • Janea
      October 10, 2016 at 9:41 am (6 months ago)

      Thank you, Jalisa. Boots are truly a great way add warmth, and I also like it that they don’t have to add a lot of bulk to the silhouette. Hope you have a great start to your week too! XO

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    • Janea
      October 18, 2016 at 2:45 pm (5 months ago)

      Thank you, Monica! XO

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    • Janea
      October 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm (5 months ago)

      Thanks, Natassia! XO

      Reply

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