The Boldest Shoe Style For Fall: Over-The-Knee Boots

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    Take a deep breath and repeat after us: “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough and, doggone it, I can conquer this footwear trend.”

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    Diane Kruger

    Proof that this look can be as demure as it is daring, the actress paired her Christian Louboutin boots with a pearl-embellished Chanel dress and elegant Stephen Webster bangles at The Cinema Society and Jaeger-LeCoultre screening of The Host in New York.  

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    Ciara

    At New York Fashion Week last month, the singer turned heads in a slouchy Bernhard Willhelm Post Dress ($887) and Christian Louboutin Monicarina Boots ($2,645).  We love this outfit’s mixed messages. The shoes say, “Come hither,” while the dress says, “Stop, or I’ll blab to Page Six.”

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    Miranda Kerr

    The supermodel hit the streets of New York this week with her son in a pair of Hermes F/W 12 boots, which she styled with fall’s borrowed-from-the-boys trend.

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    Jessica Hart

    Mini skirts and thigh-high boots are a match made in fashion heaven.  As editor Kat Collings learned when road-testing the trend, it’s best to have just a few inches between where shoe ends and the skirt begins. Case in point: Jessica Hart in head-to-toe Ferragamo at a party celebrating the label’s launch of L'Icona in New York.

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    Lily Aldridge

    The Victoria’s Secret supermodel was spotted at New York hotspot, No. 8, in a goddess-style Lanvin dress and sold out Isabel Marant Thigh High Boots. Lest you want to draw comparisons to Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, it’s wise to balance these boots’ va-voom factor with an outfit that’s not too form-fitting or revealing.

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    Leigh Lezark

    What happens when our two favorite boot styles — motorcycle and thigh-high—collide? They make these epically punk rock bad boys, courtesy of Chanel (available now in store). Lezark, seen here at the Chanel S/S 14 show in Paris last week, is also wearing a sweater and skater skirt by the label.

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    Olivia Palermo

    Out and about during Paris Fashion Week, Palermo paired a Zara Checked Dress with Zips ($119) with Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots ($750). To soften the style — and create the illusion of endless gams—opt for neutral color, as opposed to black.  
     

     

     

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    Sandra Hagelstam

    The 5 Inch and Up blogger struck a pose last month in a cape and shoes by H&M, a Pohjanheimo shirt, Katja Juntunen shorts, a Louis Vuitton by Sofia Coppola bag, and Bik Bok jewelry. A chunky heel and rounded toe are key to making the dramatic boots feel daytime-appropriate.

     

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    PHOTO: Courtesy of Celine

    Celine

    On the F/W 13 runway, the French label’s cult-status double-face cashmere dresses met the perfect partner in crime in a pair of skin-tight olive boots.

     

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    PHOTO: Courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim

    3.1 Phillip Lim

    Lim eschewed the boot’s high-glam factor and instead sent models down his F/W 13 runway in layered looks anchored by slouchy outerwear.

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    PHOTO: Courtesy of Tibi

    Tibi

    Tibi’s F/W 13 collection trotted these boots out with a few different looks. This one especially caught our attention because of the striking contrast in textures between the slick, shiny leather and the nubby knit.

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    Gianvito Rossi

    Over-the-Knee Boots ($1570) in Bisque

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    H&M

    Leather Boots ($149) in Black

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    Cameron Silver for Nine West

     Bam Boots ($149) in Black

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    3.1 Phillip Lim

    Ora Over-the-Knee Boots ($975) in Peanut

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    River Island

    Suede High Boots ($240) in Purple

     

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    Sam Edelman

    Kayla Over-the-Knee Boots ($275) in Black

     

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    Zara

    Long Suede Boots ($199) in Black

     

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