Public service announcement – this season’s most fashionable boots are of the thigh/knee-high variety. So stylish, so cool… and here’s how to wear tall boots and get them so right.

Even seasoned fashionistas can feel intimidated by them. Why? Well they’re a statement look and can’t be worn with just anything. The outfit that looks cool and casual teamed with sneakers takes on a new edge when you add over-the-knee boots styling into the mix.

And knee-high boots? It’s all a matter of balance, so you’ll need to consider the right trouser shape and skirt length to pair with them.

With both styles, proportions are key to achieving a silhouette that is at once chic and flattering. Need help? Here’s our guide for how to style over the knee boots.

Even seasoned fashionistas can feel intimidated by them. Why? Well they’re a statement look and can’t be worn with just anything. The outfit that looks cool and casual teamed with sneakers takes on a new edge when you add over-the-knee boots styling into the mix.

And knee-high boots? It’s all a matter of balance, so you’ll need to consider the right trouser shape and skirt length to pair with them.

With both styles, proportions are key to achieving a silhouette that is at once chic and flattering. Need help? Here’s our guide for how to style over the knee boots.

How to wear over-the-knee boots

Do

  • Team them with more voluminous proportions up top. Think chunky knitwear or an oversized silk blouse
  • Do keep the rest of the look low-key and nonchalant
  • Keep colours dark on the bottom, lighter on the top

Don’t

  • Go too dressy on the rest of your outfit
  • Go for colourful boots with colourful clothes – choose one or the other
  • Dismiss them as being for under-twenties only – they can look chic at any age

Do

  • Team them with more voluminous proportions up top. Think chunky knitwear or an oversized silk blouse
  • Do keep the rest of the look low-key and nonchalant
  • Keep colours dark on the bottom, lighter on the top

Don’t

  • Go too dressy on the rest of your outfit
  • Go for colourful boots with colourful clothes – choose one or the other
  • Dismiss them as being for under-twenties only – they can look chic at any age

Alice over-the-knee sock boots

Stylish and comfortable, these boots are super-wearable. With a second-skin stretch finish they work brilliantly with skinny jeans, leggings and slit/wrap/mini dresses and skirts.

Alice over-the-knee sock boots

Stylish and comfortable, these boots are super-wearable. With a second-skin stretch finish they work brilliantly with skinny jeans, leggings and slit/wrap/mini dresses and skirts.

How to wear knee-high boots

Do

  • Team with a midi skirt and a blazer
  • Wear over skinny jeans or under wide-leg culottes
  • Contrast them with a floaty floral dress

Don’t

  • Be afraid of letting your skirt obscure the top of the boot
  • Forget to think about tights – select your shade and denier to suit your outfit and the weather
  • Stick to black. Conker browns, autumnal tans, mossy greens and rich lingonberry are on trend for boots this autumn

How to wear knee high boots

Do

  • Team with a midi skirt and a blazer
  • Wear over skinny jeans or under wide-leg culottes
  • Contrast them with a floaty floral dress

Don’t

  • Be afraid of letting your skirt obscure the top of the boot
  • Forget to think about tights – select your shade and denier to suit your outfit and the weather
  • Stick to black. Conker browns, autumnal tans, mossy greens and rich lingonberry are on trend for boots this autumn

Signey mixte leather knee-high boots

Majoring in equestrian chic, this style comes in all black or chocolate brown. Mixing rich leather and luxe suede, they have a relaxed vibe and feel beautifully cosy.

Signey mixte leather knee-high boots

Majoring in equestrian chic, this style comes in all black or chocolate brown. Mixing rich leather and luxe suede, they have a relaxed vibe and feel beautifully cosy.

Knot knee-high leather boots

This clean, elegant Scandi-inspired design comes in all black, lingonberry and mustard options. Majorly stylish and marvellously comfortable, they work as both a casual and smart boot.

Knot knee-high leather boots

This clean, elegant Scandi-inspired design comes in all black, lingonberry and mustard options. Majorly stylish and marvellously comfortable, they work as both a casual and smart boot.

Mari safferano textured patent knee-high boots

The subtle shine, softly pointed toe and microstud detail gives this boot a rock ‘n’ roll vibe. Coming in all black or lingonberry, you can amp up the edginess by wearing rich velvets or textured knits.

Mari safferano textured patent knee-high boots

The subtle shine, softly pointed toe and microstud detail gives this boot a rock ‘n’ roll vibe. Coming in all black or lingonberry, you can amp up the edginess by wearing rich velvets or textured knits.