The classic knee high boot may not be the ‘IT’ boot of Winter 22, but it’s definitely a style worth having in your wardrobe. Knee high boots come into their own for many occasions and purposes which is why having one in your boot collection is a very good idea.
Below are our picks for the best, most wearable and stylish knee high boots for women for the season and importantly, how to style them.
The Flat Black Boot
A long flat boot is inevitably going to be comfortable, but can it be stylish too? The key is to style a flat boot in a way that doesn’t make your lower body look shorter or wider, which is always the risk with a flat black boot in particular.
One idea is to expose some leg by teaming a flat knee high with a skirt or dress that finishes higher on the leg than the boot. Showing some skin (even if you wear a pantyhose or opaque) will elongate the leg and will also help to balance out the heaviness of the boot.
There’s a new player in town when it comes to the black flat knee high boot – the chunky black knee high. Based on the emergence of the chunky combat boots, you’ll see a few knee high versions around this season also. Style them just the same as our tips above.
Equally as flattering is a skinny leg pant or jean tucked into a flat knee high.
The Tan Knee High
Another knee high classic, the tan boot is a great transeasonal colour that will add interest and longevity to your wardrobe. I love a tan boot with more feminine pieces, like floaty midi or maxi skirts and dresses, and back with blue denim. With a nod to the seventies, the tan boot is always in style no matter the year or season.
I suggest you look for a tan boot with a bit of room, i.e. not too fitted or tight on the leg, as featured below, and for more inspo you can read a previous blog on this style of boot.
This is also a good option for those requiring a wide calf knee high boot. The extra room will provide additional breathing space for the calves.
The Over the Knee Boot
Now this style is not for everyone, but if your legs are your best asset then this style is great for those who want to show them off. Worn form fitting on the leg, the over the knee boot works similarly to the flat black boot, only with a bit more sass.
Try this style under your knit dresses for work, over a ponte pant with an A-line cape, a mini and stockings or simply with an oversized knit!
The Dressy/Sexy Heeled Boot
The boot you reach for when you really want to turn heads and walk into a room and OWN IT! The high heeled dressy boot may indeed be the one knee high boot for you. It’s not your everyday boot, but it’s the boot you wear for maximum impact.
The Unexpected Knee High
Who said your winter boots need to be black or tan? Have you considered white, off white, a snakeskin or mock croc? For something fresh and different this season, consider an unexpected additional to your winter wardrobe like a white knee high boot. You’ll find them just as versatile, and they’ll add a point of difference to your outfit. Your boots will definitely do the talking.