Autumn can arguably provide some of the most fun styling moments of the year. That said, certain seasonal favorites can also leave you stumped as to where to begin. And if knee-high boots are one of those moments, there are a few foolproof tips that take the guesswork out of fall's most popular trends. After knee-skimming styles strutted down the runways in Feb. 2019, the countdown began to see how the style-set was going to start working these tall silhouettes into their looks for the cooler temperatures. Unsurprisingly, the fashion crowd is not only fully embracing this footwear moment but the style-set is serving up major inspiration on how to style knee-high boots for this season and beyond.
While at first a tall boot may seem trickier to wear than an ankle-grazer, you're quickly going to see that these sleek silhouettes provide for lots of styling opportunity. And considering there are so many swoon-worthy options up for grabs right now, you don't want to miss out on how to best match them up with everything from dresses and skirts to trousers.
From smooth, luxe leather to exotic-prints, knee-high silhouettes are going to be everywhere this season, and with just a few scrolls you'll see fresh ways you can work them into your wardrobe. Continue on for seven stylish looks to give you a jump start on creating your own outfits as well as a selection of standout boots to shop so you can dress from the feet up.
Style your knee-boots with a slip dress or skirt for a super sleek look that'll also offer protection from the inevitable chill ahead. Keeping you covered where it truly matters most, they're perfect for days when the weather might be a little unpredictable or when you want to break out your favorite spring frock during the cold-weather months.
Tucked In Trouser
Whoever said the boots have to go under the pants were clearly mistaken, because sometimes they're totally worth showing off. In instances like those, try tucking your trousers into the knee-high silhouette to keep your pair on full display.
Short & Tall
Don't put away your shorts just yet — they serve as a great pairing for knee-high boots. Similar to that of a skirt or dress, this tip allows you to beat the chill by matching up a longer short with a tall style for a look that's just as much fashion as it's function.
With animal prints on the rise, what better way to integrate a bold motif into your wardrobe than with a pair of statement boots. Let yours be the star of the show and keep the rest of your look polished with a pair of tucked-in denim and a tailored blazer.
The street-style set is flocking to tonal dressing this season and one way to achieve the look is to pair up your boots with long layers in the same color family — think duster coats worn with billowy frocks.
Print + Texture
Juxtapose a sleek, croc-embossed boot with a feminine, printed dress this season. What at first might seem a little scary to try, the key to successfully pulling off this look is to keep the prints and patterns simple to subtly compliment the textured shoe.
This trio — mini skirt, blazer, and knee-boot — can easily become a fall uniform that you turn to for work and play. You can even try swapping the micro mini for longer biker shorts, if skirts aren't really your thing.