It might not be to your taste, and no, it might not be cutting-edge, but you can't deny that Kate Middleton has got her royal wardrobe down. It has taken years of careful refining and editing to get to where she is now; she went from preppy, countrified separates to timeless, grown-up elegance. Of course, like any good royal, she has got her shoe collection down to a functional few, and alongside the likes of court shoes, wellies and brogues, knee-high boots have got to be one of Kate's most beloved styles.
Kate wholeheartedly embraces the boots' equestrian roots, and it's clear the fashion crowd has been taking notes from the duchess this season. Warm, chic and comfortable (well, more than average heeled shoes), knee-high boots present an appealing option when the weather drops below zero. Available at a variety of budgets, this hardworking piece will cater to all your sartorial needs—from the office to weekend festivities.
Fancy bringing out the '70s vibes? Buy a pair in tan leather and style them with flared jeans, or, for a '90s twist, go for a black suede pair worn over skinny jeans à la Katherine Ormerod. So many options, so little time. Trust us—knee-high boots are the winter saviours you'll return to season after season, year after year (just ask Kate). Scroll down to see our five favourite ways to style knee-high boots.
Skirt Suit + White Tights + White Boots
Midi Dress + Oversized Jumper + Pointed Boots
Checked Separates + Neutral Blazer + White Boots
Roll-Neck + Jeans + Suede Black Boots
Tan Leather Co-Ord + Snake-Print Boots