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.
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.