I Drown in Compliments Every Time I Wear These $100 Boots

Adding one of the season's heavy-hitting trends to your wardrobe is thrilling, no doubt about that. Scoring said trend for less than $100 is even better. And earning tons of compliments on it? Well, that's the fashion equivalent to winning the lottery. I know this because I just bought a pair of knee-high snakeskin boots that hit this trendy, affordable, and compliment-worthy trifecta.

Meet Mango's Snake-Effect Boots ($100), a knee-high pair that features a mustard-hued snakeskin print, wide stacked heel, and pointed toe. As a trend-minded fashion editor, I'll admit that I was primarily motivated by the two huge trends these boots deliver on—snakeskin print and a height that hits just below the knee—and now that I've worn them a ton, I'm delighted by the all the kind words and "Where did you get those?" inquires they've earned me. I'd be satisfied with this purchase regardless, but it's especially nice when friends, co-workers, and even strangers voice their affections too.

With that, scroll down to shop the boots, see the outfits I've styled with them so far, and then shop similar knee-high snakeskin boots that are sure to earn compliments.

Outfit 1: Mock-Neck Tee + Miniskirt + Boots

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Knee-high boots paired with a miniskirt is a look I've been seeing all over the place, so I knew I wanted to test-drive it. I went with a knit mock-neck tee that's a few seasons old from Staud because it gives off '60s mod vibes (you have to see the back to understand why), which is exactly the era that knee-highs make me think of. 

Outfit 2: Cardigan + Leather Jacket + Straight-Leg Jeans + Boots

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Ah, jeans with boots, the classic combo that always delivers. Here, I stuffed straight-leg jeans into the boots (insiders are all about this trick) and opted for a buttoned-up cardigan in lieu of a T-shirt, two details that gave an otherwise basic outfit a fashion-forward spin.

Outfit 3: Minidress + Structured Bag + Boots

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I liked the miniskirt outfit you saw above so much that I went back for seconds, this time with a poplin shirtdress. 

Outfit 4: Slouchy Blazer + Bodysuit + Skinny Jeans + Boots

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@anna__laplaca

I saved my favorite outfit for last. After tinkering around with some of the trendier outfits I showed you above, landing on something as simple yet effective as this all-black ensemble felt super satisfying, and I've since repeated it more times than I care to admit. It's polished, versatile, and, most importantly, puts these snakeskin boots on display.

When it comes to this season's knee-boot trend, Paris Texas has the market cornered with its array of sleek options.

These come in classic black as well, but let's face it: The snake print is just so good.

The reddish tones here are giving me major '60s vibes.

These hit on multiple boot trends without trying too hard.

Fun fact: Both Chrissy Teigen and Emily Ratajkowski own this exact pair. 

The combination of neutral tones here is excellent.