I Thought This Boot Trend Would Be Over By Now, But Turns Out I Was Wrong

Last year, chunky knee-high boots really took off as a trend. A shoe style that combines a tall silhouette with a thick lug sole and leather or rubber finish, the boots were practically impossible to escape on my Instagram feed. To me, they felt like a seasonal trend, but it turns out I was wrong because they're back for fall 2021 and seem to be more popular than ever.

As we dive into the beginning of fall, chunky knee-high boots are already a noteworthy shoe style that is defining how editors and fashion insiders are getting dressed. Whether paired with micro shorts and knits, a shorts set, or leggings, they're the versatile and practical boot style you'll actually want to walk around in. Ahead, see 15 ways to wear chunky knee-high boots, according to the fashion set. Oh, and shop all of the cool styles to add to your fall wardrobe.



Chunky knee-high boots are the perfect silhouette to balance out micro hemlines for fall. If you've been wanting to wear short shorts into the new season, this is the coolest way to pull them off.



Another great way to pull off micro hemlines, this time with a standout jacket.

Go for an upsized sweater worn as a dress, and then add some chunky knee-high boots.

Another micro-hemline look. Clearly, these boots are made for this outfit pairing.

The ultimate statement boots.



Wear the boots with a simple black dress, swapping them in where you might normally opt for heels.



Want a fresh way to wear leggings? This is it.

A tonal look is always a good idea.



More inspiration for how to wear minidresses, you're welcome.



Now here's how to extend the shelf life of your summer shorts sets.

I'm a recent convert to jumpsuits and love the idea of styling them with chunky boots.

Yes to all of this layering.

I would normally wear a miniskirt set with heels or loafers but chunky boots takes it to the next level.

To repeat all fall and winter.

White, cream, and black hasn't failed me yet.