The Easy Way to Style Over-the-Knee Boots

“I can’t pull off over-the-knee boots,” a friend recently told me. “They just don’t work for me.” It’s something I hear every time winter rolls around, followed by gripes about how tricky the thigh-high style is to pull off. But here’s where I disagree. I think anyone can wear the winter boot staple: It just really comes down to making them work with your personal style. That could mean pairing them with a miniskirt and a hoodie, wearing them with a wrap dress with exaggerated sleeves, or even layering them under a cool statement coat.

Ahead, get ideas for how to wear over-the-knee boots with 18 cool outfit ideas.