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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Over-the-Knee Boots ($1570) in Bisque
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Leather Boots ($149) in Black
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Cameron Silver for Nine West
Bam Boots ($149) in Black
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Suede High Boots ($240) in Purple
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Kayla Over-the-Knee Boots ($275) in Black
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Long Suede Boots ($199) in Black