Knee-High Boots: How to Pull Off The Biggest Winter 22/23 Boot Trend

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After a grueling summer, winter is finally upon us. It’s time to stash away the sandals and put on your boots.

And while ankle booties may have reigned supreme for the last several seasons, tall boots are making a comeback in a big way. Designers, celebs, and fashionistas are embracing knee-high boots — sometimes even thigh-high boots — as a part of their winter style.

Since it’s been quite a while since we all rocked tall boots, here’s a refresher on how to pull off the look.

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1. Pair Them With a Micro Mini Skirt

Give your legs all the glory by pairing knee-high or thigh-high boots with a mini skirt.

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Rita Ora wearing a Casablanca Green Graphic Print Long-Sleeve Top, a Maison Cleo Brown Faux Leather Mini Skirt, and Magda Butrym Brown Patent Leather Thigh High Boots.

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Morgan Stewart wearing a Bottega Veneta Black Pleated Leather Skirt and Bottega Veneta Blue Woven Knee-High Leather Boots.

2. Rock Them Under a Maxi Dress

Go for maximum drama by pairing your boots with a maxi dress.

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Dua Lipa wearing a Bottega Veneta Blue Check Long-Sleeve Maxi Dress, Bottega Veneta White Leather Tall Boots, and carrying a Bottega Veneta White Crochet Bag.

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Kristen Bell wearing a Nanushka Brown Leather Twist Button-Up Maxi Dress and Loeffler Brown Croc Embossed Knee-High Boots.

3. Style Them With a Catsuit

Go for a super sleek look by pairing your boots with a body-hugging catsuit and a maxi coat.

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Chiara Ferragni wearing a Prada Black Leather Trench Coat, a Skims Black Turtleneck Catsuit, and Saint Laurent Black Suede Knee Boots.

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Kim Kardashian wearing Stuart Weitzman Black Stretch Thigh High Boots.

4. Opt For Red

Add a pop of color to your outfits by going for a boot in an attention-grabbing red.

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Dua Lipa wearing a Diesel Blue Ribbed Long-Sleeve Top, a Diesel Micro Mini Low-Rise Denim Skirt, and Paris Texas Red Croc Embossed Knee Boots.

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Chiara Ferragni wearing a Nanushka Black Vegan Leather Blazer, a Bottega Veneta Black White Graphic Print Top, a Mango Leather Midi Skirt, and Fendi Red Leather Thigh-High Boots.


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Lena Finkel
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, Tiger Beat, and Sesame Workshop (aka Sesame Street). She loves all things Real Housewives and Vanderpump Rules. When she's not busy binge-watching TV, you can find her hanging out with her tuxedo cat Tom.