Ankle booties were a big trend this past spring and summer and with the fall here now, its taller counterparts, the knee high boots, need to shine as well. While knee high boots aren’t an entirely new trend, they keep popping up when the weather gets cooler and we can’t get enough. They can be sexy and bold or demure and understated so this trend can suit anyone.

Check out the following tips on how you can wear the knee high boot trend this season.

Stay away from bright colors. The season and trend calls for dark colors like black, dark brown, and Bordeaux so stick to those colors to get the trend right. This will also enable you to pair the boots with a lot more outfits due to the dark hues.

Pair them with a short dress. The boots are pretty high up so this is the perfect time to wear a short dress and not freeze to death completely because your legs will be covered. If the boots hug your legs tight, it’s best to wear a dress that is a little looser otherwise it can look overdone. Shorts are also a great option if you’re looking to show some leg.

Over pants is the cool girl way to wear them. The boots look great over skinny denim or leather pants and don’t look as overwhelming as you might think. They help highlight your shape and are a great layer to ass if it’s cold outside.

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