I had never worn knee-high boots until last year. While I'm usually very open-minded when it comes to styling, I'd previously written them off, owning largely to my short height, assuming they wouldn't suit my frame. How wrong I was.
Now, in the midst of winter, I've worn my trusty knee-high boots almost every day—and I intend on doing so right through spring. As such, I set about to find fresh new ways to keep my knee-high boot outfits interesting.
I didn't have to look for long as so many fashion people have been wearing their own knee-high boots to chic avail, providing me with all the inspiration I need to do the same.
Keep scrolling to see the sleekest knee-high boots outfit ideas I've seen recently, and then proceed to shop the pieces you need to recreate the looks for yourself.
KEEP IT NEUTRAL
We've said it before and we'll say it again: Wearing one shade top-to-toe always looks polished. I'll be tucking ecru jeans into beige boots as a matter of urgency.
TUCK IN YOUR TROUSERS
Influencers have been tucking their jeans into heeled boots for a while, and not just skinny jeans. This alternative look with checked trousers and track-sole boots feels so now.
CLASH YOUR PRINTS
On paper, checks, florals, and snake motifs shouldn't go together, but as Eva Chen proves, they absolutely do when you refine your colour palette.
BLEND YOUR BOOTS
Matching the colour of your shoes to your bag has always been a thing, but we never before thought about matching the hue of our knee-highs to that of our skirt. Genius.
ELEVATE YOUR BASICS
Take your wardrobe staples (for argument's sake, a grey coat and black trousers) and simply add a pair of knee-high boots (preferably in white) to the equation for a cool overhaul.
WEAR UNDER FLOWY FABRICS
The easiest way to soften a pair of knee-high boots is to wear them with more fluid textures. And nothing looks quite so pretty as this pleated-skirt–and-suede-boots combo.
As temperatures slowly begin to rise, as do our hemlines. Alyssa's combination of a short tailored blazer dress and flat track-sole shoes is the perfect smart-casual balance for the new season.
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Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over twelve years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories, and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, works closely with influencer talent on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media. Previously, Maxine appeared on TV in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.
Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship, she was offered a position on the Look magazine fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. She went on to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others. Maxine works remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh.
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