4 ways to style knee-high boots this autumn

How to style knee-high boots
Olivia Lidbury,-Fashion Editor

Hard-working and flattering on everyone, it’s time to embrace a pair of knee-highs

Boot trends are broad and pleasingly democratic this season: from chunky utility styles to dainty, animal-effect ankle varieties, there really is something to suit everyone.

But the most talked-about and enduring boot shape to consider is the knee-high. Elegant, practical and arguably the most versatile style you can own, their timelessness speaks volumes. Whether you’re considering adding a pair to your collection or simply after styling tips, here’s how to wear knee-high boots this winter.

Knee-high boots tucked into trousers

Style with… jeans

There’s something undeniably equestrian about tucking jeans into tall boots. But as long as you steer clear of skin-tight styles and polo necks, you won’t look like you’re en route to a riding lesson. A belted blazer on your top half is a tried-and-tested pairing, while silk blouses are the perfect match for tailored trousers. Go for skinny or straight-leg jeans that will tuck in neatly.

Knee high boots and midi skirts are a winning combination

Style with… a midi skirt

When it’s not quite chilly enough for tights but bare legs feel too summery, knee-high boots are the chic solution. Unless you’re tall, you may feel that a flat boot and a midi skirt makes for a slightly frumpy formula, so pick a style with a heel. Embossed leather and animal-skin finishes are great for adding texture to your outfit. Try yours with pencil skirts, too. 

Knew high boots look good with mini dresses

Style with… a mini dress

Don’t pack away your summer staples just yet: thigh-grazing dresses can enjoy an autumnal lease of life in the company of a knee-high boot. If your dress is short-sleeved, layer a roll-neck underneath. If sporting a sweater dress and opting for tights, try a sheer pair.

Tuck a boiler suit into knee-high boots

Style with… a boiler suit

As icy winds snap at your ankles and rain is an everyday reality, make your all-in-one fit for purpose by teaming it with knee-high boots. The result, particularly if your boots are slouchy, exudes a carefree, 1970s sensibility.

Images: Getty Images

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