Influencers, Celebs and Fashion People All Agree It's Bare-Leg-and-Boot Season

How do you solve a problem like summer and autumn arriving at the same time? When the weather calls for shoes that can withstand rain, but the humidity is hair-frizzing high? The only viable solution is bare legs and boots.

Of course, in an ordinary summer we’d suggest you embrace bare legs and sandals, but this isn’t an ordinary summer. Whilst the rest of Europe seems to get hotter by the day, the UK is stuck in some sort of not-quite-summer-not-quite-autumn purgatory. 


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There are a few staples we call upon when found in such a weather-related predicament. These include a great trench coat to withstand summer showers, a cardigan stowed away in the handbag just in case and a pocket brimming with hair ties and clips in the event that the weather sours on us and we need to sort out that hair. And another handy trick that we’ve started utilising is the bare-legs-and-knee-boots combo. 

Long loved by the fashion crowd, once you get acquainted with wearing boots with bare legs, you won't look back. We're head over heels for the midi dress and boots Emily Ratajkowski recently wore in NYC, but if you prefer a mini, never fear—this outfit blueprint lends itself just as well to shorter dresses. 


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But why stop at dresses? Below, we've collated our favourite bare-legs-and-boots outfits to see you through the season, along with some great pieces to shop to try out the look for yourself. 

How to Style Boots With Bare Legs


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Mini hemlines always look incredible worn with knee-high boots. 


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If in doubt, you can always rely on the pairing of a knitted dress and black leather boots. 


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Kendall Jenner ticks off two '90s trends in one with a minidress and brown knee boots. 


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Breathe a new lease of life into your LBD with coloured boots like Tamara Mory. 


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Camel wool and black leather will always be an expensive-looking duo. 

Shop Chic Boots-and-Dress Outfits:

1. Midi Dress + Knee Boots

2. Mini Dress + Knee Boots

3. Denim Shorts + Knee Boots

4. Playsuit + Knee Boots

5. Skirt + Knee Boots

Next Up: EmRata Wore the Shoe Style Everyone Will Wear With Dresses This Autumn

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News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Previously freelance commerce writer at British Vogue, Natalie’s experience spans journalistic and styling roles, which have seen her work on shoots for publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK and write for publications including British Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller. With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news and trends for Who What Wear UK, with a particular focus on celebrity style and emerging fashion trends.