When cooler weather arrives, a certain group of skirt-loving women weigh up their options every winter — brave it with bare legs or pull on boring black tights? The fact is, there are some of us who dread the thought of tights, with memories of school uniforms, laddered legs, and waists that are too high and too tight.
The solution? Knee high or over-the-knee boots. Covering the lower half of the leg and sometimes up to mid-thigh, tall boots give you the warmth of tights but infinitely more stylish. And compared to their shorter cousin, the ankle boot, they create the illusion of mile-long legs and a more streamlined silhouette.
The key to wearing them this season is with a skirt or a dress, as seen in the chic Parisienne streetstyle looks below. Here's three ways to style it, whether it's to the office, a winter festival, or a casual Sunday brunch.
Keep it sleek for the office with knee high boots with a pointy toe and stiletto heels. Pair with a mid-length pencil skirt, a peplum jacket and a structured bag.
An over-the-knee boot is perfect for a bohemian-influenced festival look. Layer it up with this season's trending poncho or cape, and a mini skirt.
A weekend winter look calls for flat knee high boots. Wear with a tunic and a belt for casual ease.