If you’ve been around the CUR block for a hot sec, you probably know that my personal style story has been a journey. Having grown up in a working class family, we discovered + developed our styles by making it work with the Walmart clearance racks and hand-me-downs…designer anything was a no go. Granted, you don’t need a single designer dud to have taste or be fashionable, so that was truly A-OK by us. But now as a grown-up, I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t fun figuring out which higher ticket items would be splurgeworthy. A good investment piece can go a long way in building an intentional, timeless closet, and I’ve got quite a few at this point that I’d say have been WELL worth the splurge! Today I wanted to share the full scoop on the latest favorite I’ve added to the collection: my Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots.
I had seen Stuart Weitzman Lowlands all over social media for years, but typically immediately wrote them off because of the price. I mean…ain’t no way. But the rave reviews kept coming, and after going through a few pairs of over-the-knee boots myself, I started thinking that they might make a worthwhile investment in my wardrobe – especially given how often I reach for OTK boots. Realistically speaking, classic black OTK boots are the #1 worn pair I grab, so I figured I’d get pretty darn good cost-per-wear from a more expensive pair that could hypothetically be THE PAIR.
Enter, Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots.
Luxuriously sleek, delightfully comfortable, beautifully versatile, and totally flattering.
P.S. I know this post is all about the boots, BUT this cute pink puffer jacket is on sale for under $30 and is SO SO GOOD for transitioning to spring!
They’re a beautiful soft black suede material, but have some stretch to them – but no worries, they won’t stretch out. You can even fold down the shaft to have an easier time putting them on if need be. Their own website says they’re
Beyond that, they’re lined with a silky sateen fabric, making for smooth transition on and off.
STUART WEITZMAN LOWLAND BOOTS SIZING:
The big Q: Should I size up for Stuart Weitzman? I vote no. I had seen some folks suggest sizing up one half, but I stayed TTS and they’re a perfect fit for me. I’d say they do run a bit more narrow around the calf since they ARE a snugger-fitting boot, but they ALSO have stretch to them – and sizing up in the boot may just most significantly impact the area around your foot itself, not the boot shaft.
They’re voted as being “true to size” in both overall size fit AND width, according to 150+ reviews on their website, too.
WHAT MAKES THEM DIFFERENT:
The Stuart Weitzman Lowland Boots are basically the perfect catch-all over-the-knee boot (in my humble opinion). They’re stretchy but stay put while simultaneously slimming your leg visually. They’ve got a really comfortable fit and approachable heel height, and they’re easily dressed up or down for a timeless, versatile boot. But really, how they stay securely put on my leg is my personal favorite asset. You’re not left constantly tugging on your boot or needing to pull them back in place. They also don’t lump up weird over any fabric you have on underneath (like jeans, etc), so it’s easy to maintain a sleek, chic look.
SO COMFORTABLE. From the second I put them on, I was impressed with comfort. No breaking-in required, no rubbing, and no slippage of the boot shaft down your leg. It’s a low heel (about one inch), so they’re totally doable and easily walkable (I’ve worn for days on my feet in NYC – no problemo).
There’s also a signature string to double knot in the back of the boot for optimal comfort, so that the top of the boot shaft perfectly fits your thigh as desired.
With the fam for a little Broadway visit to celebrate my parents’ February birthdays – wearing the boots over faux leather leggings!
While I have seen a few other colors on Stuart Weitzman’s website in the past (grey, olive, etc), black is the most frequently carried color option by retailers.
HOW TO STYLE STUART WEITZMAN LOWLAND BOOTS:
The incredible versatility of these OTK boots is what really drew me to them. Wear with everything from mini skirts to leather leggings, billowing maxis or casual denim. I actually find them pretty easy to wear over denim, too. Especially since the interior of the boot has a satin-smooth finish, it pulls pretty easily over other fabrics without making the material bulk out weird, so I don’t feel limited in wearing solely with skirts or leggings. And, they do also work comfortably over bare legs!
ARE STUART WEITZMAN LOWLAND BOOTS WORTH THE MONEY?
Well…it depends. Really, it depends on YOU, and what your approximate cost-per-wear will be. Meaning, how often are you reaching for OTK boots? I mentioned this in my honest Golden Goose review, too – if it’s an article of clothing or an accessory that you envision yourself using frequently, it may make a higher price point more worth it, since you’ll get bang for your buck in the broken down cost-per-wear. For example, if you buy $500 sneakers and only wear them twice – you’ve got a $250 cost per wear, which may very well be a waste of your money. But, if you’re someone like me who wears sneakers nearly every day, cost per wear may come out to $5/day over time – which is much easier to stomach. So, before purchasing, really evaluate how often you grab your over-the-knee boots each fall/winter season to see if your cost per wear will make sense to you.
HOW TO GET A DISCOUNT:
WAIT UNTIL BLACK FRIDAY. I know, I know…it’s, like, not even March. But from what I’ve seen, Black Friday/Cyber Week will be when you score the highest discount and best deal. That being said, they’ll also likely be included in the next Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in a few months, so bookmark this post + stay tuned for an update on when to get best bang for buck.
Typically, they’re $950 (ouch).
They’re currently $895 here.
And $798 on Amazon Prime here. They’re through Stuart Weitzman directly via Amazon, so I have full faith they’re the “real deal” here, too and not a scam – ha!
I bought via Shopbop on Black Friday – they had been marked down to about $716 with Shopbop’s big %-based sale (bigger percentages off based on spend), and then I had a big Shopbop gift card saved up to use, as well – so I think at the end of the day, I paid about $450 of my own cash to get them. I knew that would likely be the lowest price ever on them, so I pulled the trigger and haven’t looked back!
Hope this Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots review is a helpful resource to any of you looking to treat yo’self!
Would you ever splurge on Lowlands (or any other Stuart Weitzman piece)?