Found: Flat Black OTK Boots

I’ve enjoyed my chestnut suede over-the-knee boots so much that I wanted to add a flat black pair to my wardrobe.

Fashion for Real Women: Cashmere Sweater, Black Jeans, Black OTK Boots

I had my eye on these Livi Faux Suede OTK Boots by Ivanka Trump (more sizes available at 6pm.com). I see them a lot on Instagram, and they are really cute on. I was also eyeing up the Orabela by Steve Madden. They have a low enough heel to be practical for everyday wear.

In my wanderings, I also happened across the Michael Kors Joanie.

black OTK boots

These aren’t really over-the-knee; they come right to the middle of the knee. They’re also a more casual style than I was envisioning. But the more I looked at them, the more I liked them, and let’s face it, they’re much more practical than a suede boot for my lifestyle and the area of the country where I live.

I’m so glad I chose the Joanie. I think I’ve worn them 4 times already, and I’ve only had them for a week! The lug sole gives them a bit of street toughness, which I like, plus it’s not slick on wet surfaces. The stretch panels in the back are comfortable, they shape my calves without falling down, and the glossy leather makes them suitable for all kinds of weather. In fact, it was raining the first two days I wore them.

OTK boots

The first time I styled them, I wore them with this magenta sweater and black jeans. You may remember that I wasn’t sure about the neckline of the sweater the first time I showed it, but I really love how it works with this gold statement necklace from LeTote. The gold also picks up the gold from the zipper in my boots. By the way, this sweater has been reduced! It was on sale for $69, but now it’s down to $49!!!

Fashion for Real Women: Cashmere Sweater, Black Jeans, Black OTK Boots

Fashion for Real Women: Cashmere Sweater, Black Jeans, Black OTK Boots

My jeans are DL1961, but the Joe’s Flawless are similar (and on sale!) I added a grey crossbody bag with gold hardware for contrast.

Fashion for Real Women: Cashmere Sweater, Black Jeans, Black OTK Boots

Because I didn’t want my earrings to compete with the necklace, I just wore these studs. That’s mist in my hair — not dandruff. Ha!

Fashion for Real Women: Cashmere Sweater, Black Jeans, Black OTK Boots

I felt really cute and comfortable and put together in this outfit!

Fashion for Real Women: Cashmere Sweater, Black Jeans, Black OTK Boots

Outfit Details: Halogen® Crewneck Cashmere Sweater | similar black jeans | Michael Kors Joanie knee-high boots | Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. | necklace via LeTote | David Yurman Link Ring

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