It’s nearly impossible to have a conversation about fall fashion trends without mentioning boots. Sure, there are sneakers, heels, and flats that will always be in the picture but if there’s any particular season where boots are front and center, it’s fall. As a footwear category that has developed a seemingly infinite number of styles — ranging in heights that hit over the knee to just under the ankle — there’s truly a boot for everyone. However, of all of those, the knee-high boot trend has been one making the rounds among fashion lovers everywhere. And that can only mean one thing: It’s about to get even bigger.
If you’ve been keeping track of the latest street style looks from each leg of fashion month, there’s a good chance you’ve already noticed that It girls and editors, alike, have been sporting iterations of the classic boot silhouette with their chic ensembles. Just in case you needed further proof that this trend has officially taken off, Kaia Gerber was spotted wearing the style on the streets of Milan en route to a fashion show. And if the model is sporting a casual and cool trend when she’s off duty, there’s a good chance you’ll be seeing it everywhere in a matter of weeks.
When in doubt, you can always count on models like Gerber to be on top of the biggest trends of the season — especially when they’re not walking the runways. The young It girl, who recently celebrated her 18th birthday in a head-to-toe Versace ensemble, was seen earlier this week donning a chic cardigan, solidifying the knit button-up sweater’s position as a leading item for fall. And with her classic pair of black knee-high boots, Gerber wore a white racerback tank top, a leopard print skirt, and a pinstripe blazer to give her ensemble a polished edge.
Considering the unparalleled popularity of the leopard print skirt, you probably have a version of the piece in your closet. And if you want to recreate Gerber’s look for everyday occasions, wear the Goldy boots from Loeffler Randall, which are available for $695. Another timeless black option would be Mango's Heel Leather Boots, which cost $249.99 and will instantly dress up any work ensembles.
On the other hand, if you want to give your fall ensembles a warm touch, sport a pair of brown fall boots, like the $795 Elle Knee Boots by Dear Frances. For those who want a pair that also feature the on-trend croc print, Paris Texas' $524 Moc Croco High Boots are exactly what you need.
Ready to start shopping? Scroll down to see more of TZR’s favorite knee-high boots on the market, below.