Ah, autumn, why you so pretty? The falling golden leaves, the twinkling Christmas lights, the cosy nights in, it’s the prettiest of the four seasons by far. There’s a huge tree outside my bedroom window and one of my favourite things is watching the leaves turn from crisp green to deep amber then fall from the branches. It reminds me of this quote, “The trees are about to show us how beautiful it is to let dead things go”. I see it as an annual reminder to that what’s gone is gone and to stop looking back.
Pretty leaves and deep meanings aside, one of my favourite signs of autumn are over the knee boots. After fashion week has gone, I secretly wish for the temperature to drop just a little so I can justify wearing my OTK boots. They’re a relatively recent addition to my winter arsenal, I bought a pair of pink satin over the knee boots last year and followed this up with a show-stopping sequin pair. I also wrote about the downside to wearing OTK boots on the blog too. Spoiler: The only downside is men’s inability to act like a normal, respectful human being around a woman who wears over the knee boots!
Despite the catcalling and unwanted male attention, I still love OTK boots. I bought this snakeskin pair a couple of months ago from Mango and I’ve worn them to death. I always feel powerful, sassy and confident when I wear OTK boots. They’re real “fuck you boots”. It’s amazing how a simple pair of boots can transform your whole attitude. Also…I prefer to style my boots with something oversized and comfy which is ideal for this time of year. I have a huge collection of jumper dresses which I just throw on with the boots. Easy!
Photography by Kylie Eyra.
I wanted to share an edit of my favourite OTK from the high street. As much as I love designer boots from the likes of Stuart Weitzman, my winter boots always get wrecked due to the weather so I think the high street is your best bet. *contains affiliate links*