They're An Investment—But These Are the Best Knee-High Boots I've Ever Tried

It sometimes feels like you could spend forever searching for the perfect wardrobe heroes. The perfect white T-Shirt, the perfect pair of jeans, the perfect cashmere jumper… it can get exhausting. But when you find those pieces, and start building your ultimate capsule wardrobe— it seriously pays off. You end up with an edit of really special pieces you’ll wear forever and that make getting dressed every morning much easier. Some of those items can absolutely be found on the high street, like this Arket T-shirt, and some it’s worth investing in, to avoid having to buy twice (or more). 

Knee-high boots, I’m here to argue, are one of those things. Mainly because it's important for them to be excellent quality in order to last, but also because they’re a perennial. They’re position in fashion’s most-wanted list may fluctuate depending on the exact year or season but they’ll always be a classic footwear choice, making them a smart forever investment. They’re flattering, chic and also practical, and can make any outfit look expensive. As we’ve seen over the past couple of years they can come in many trend-led forms— western style, flat and chunky, riding boots— but if you’re looking for timeless, nothing beats a leather, heeled knee-high boot.


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And if, like me, you’ve spent countless hours searching for the perfect pair— you’re in luck, because I'm here to reveal that Jimmy Choo’s current selection is the closest you're going to get. They come in an array of buttery-soft shades, heel-heights and styles, from a classic black stiletto-heeled pair to chunky flat knee-highs, and a cool blue style to tan riding boots. Importantly, the calf width on Jimmy Choo's knee-high boots is also majorly flattering— neither too wide nor too slim against the leg which means they'll work really well under dresses and over jeans. 

These features may sound pernickety but when you’re spending £1000 plus on a pair of boots they better be perfect down to the last detail, right? Well, that’s what you get with Jimmy Choo's beauties, and I couldn’t recommend them more. Keep scrolling to shop my favourite pairs from Jimmy Choo’s timeless knee-high offering. 

Shop Jimmy Choo Knee-High Boots:

Opening Image: @lizzyhadfield in Jimmy Choo boots

This story was originally posted at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.