We’ll take boots in any height, from bootie to so-high-they’re-almost-pants. But of all the boot heights, knee-high boots are the ones we’re reaching for most often lately. Fashion is drawing heavily on the ’90s right now, and knee-high boots are meeting minidresses and high-slitted midi and maxiskirts right there. Street style can’t get enough of knee-high boots lately, so we picked our favorite looks and rounded up some major inspiration below.
A white top is anything but boring when worn with an array of luxe textures—here, snakeskin, velvet, and leather. So pulled together.
Knee-length shorts look incredible when paired with a matching blazer and textured knee-high boots. Keep everything in the same color family, a nod to this year’s monochromatic trend, for an extra-fresh take.
Keeping your outfit monochromatic above the knee—here, a marigold top and miniskirt under a yellow-tan shearling coat—lets your excellent statement boots below the knee shine.
Knee-high boots, a street-grazing cape, and a sheer, embroidered blouse add drama to your favorite blue jeans.
Not all of us live in cold winter climates: If you happen to be basking in the sun, consider adding a pair of knee-high boots to your favorite short-shorts. (If it is cold, a pair of black tights can bridge the gap.)
This year’s coatdresses go perfectly with a pair of knee-high boots. (Bonus points if they’re metallic gold for a Friday night out.)