When it comes to It shoe silhouettes, ankle boots often reign supreme during fall. But there’s actually another classic shape that may just give your favorite booties a run for their money. Yes, I’m talking about knee-high boots. While they’ve been making the fashion rounds for seasons, this footwear pick is apparently one of the only styles that matters for fall 2019, as evidenced by fashion week–goers.
Seriously. I haven’t been able to scroll through a street style roundup or catch a glimpse of a cool celebrity fit without spotting knee-high boots. And for good reason—they're often the hero piece to the chicest fall looks thanks to their sleek, statement-making nature. Basically, if you haven’t tested these shoes out yet, now is the time.
With that in mind, I curated a range of celeb and fashion-girl outfit inspiration highlighting the freshest knee-high boot silhouettes. Keep scrolling and get a leg-up in the autumn styling department.
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Style tip: Push the boundaries a bit by teaming your knee-high boots with a skort or miniskirt and a vibrant top.
Style tip: Lean into that ’90s vibe by tucking loose jeans into flatter almost-to-the-knee boots. A power blazer and unexpected baseball cap complete this very-right-now silhouette.
Style tip: Don’t be afraid of a monochromatic look with white boots and a coordinating dress. You can always toss on a leather jacket to break up the vibe.
Who: Chanel Iman
Style tip: Make an LBD pop even more with a sleek pair of snakeskin boots.
Style tip: Test out this ensemble for the office with statement boots, a pretty midi skirt, and a sophisticated belted blazer.
Style tip: A printed dress looks flawless with mock-croc boots for work or play.
Style tip: While this look may seem incredibly high-concept, it only requires two chic pieces. Yep, simply toss on a midi dress with white knee-high boots for an elevated look.
Style tip: Snakeskin boots with a layered rust-colored fit feels so elegant for the season.