Fact: a great pair of over-the-knee boots will prevent the majority of I-have-nothing-to-wear meltdowns when the temperature begins to drop. They work with skinny jeans and a button-down for daytime, a mini-dress and a leather jacket for a fun party or shorts and a blazer for a jet-set weekend. We mean this. You need a pair in your closet.
While some over-the-knee boots are strictly nighttime material, Phillip Lim’s version for fall is rugged and laid-back enough for 24-hour wear. And that’s not just because of the styling: the boots are actually unlined, giving them the perfect amount of slouch that’ll only soften over time. They come in gorgeous black and caramel brown and, for the truly brave, there’s even a peep-toe version.
Availability: 3.1 Phillip Lim Ora Boots ($975)