The Boots Important Fashion People Have Been Wearing Forever

Anyone who has ever watched Friends will know that you have to be very careful when investing in a pair of knee-high boots. One wrong move and you can end up like Monica Geller, piggybacking barefoot after wearing an ill-fitting pair for too long.

Most boots look better with heels than with flat soles, but this means they can result in a lot of hobbling and blisters, dramatically bringing down that cost per wear. Get a new pair of boots right, though, and you can wear them every day and with every outfit (maybe Monica was right about spending a little more on an investment pair). Knee-high boots are a classic that won't go out of style, so it's no wonder we've spotted so many winning pairs on influencers this season.

Affordable retailers like Mango and & Other Stories have created some headlining heels, and on the luxury end, we are most taken aback by the boots from Saint Laurent, Gianvito Rossi, and Acne Studios. In terms of styles, you can never go wrong with a black leather pair. However, burgundy, white, and buttery cream leather pairs are just as chic. Snakeskin boots might seem like a very 2018 fad, but even Anna Wintour has been wearing her animal-print boots for years—proving these aren't just a "wear for one season" mistake. Keep scrolling to see and shop our favorite knee-high boots.

Photo:

Getty

Style Notes: We love how these glossy black knee-highs look over a pair of classic blue jeans. 

Photo:

Getty

Style Notes: Lisa Aiken wears Mango's white knee-high boots underneath a checked, pleated skirt.

Photo:

Getty

Style Notes: Snakeskin-effect boots have long been an Anna Wintour signature, and we love how Tiffany Hsu paired hers with a mustard dress.

Shop the Boots

We spotted these several times at fashion week. 

Leather and suede boots in one. 

& Other Stories's shoes are arguably the best affordable pair.

These would look amazing with a simple black pencil skirt.

We would style these with a full tonal look.

The lower heels make these a good everyday option.

The Lous are one of the It boots of the season.

This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.