Now officially embarking on fall, you’ve probably already got your hands on some of the best boot styles brands have to offer. There are the sleek, minimalist, ‘90s reminiscent styles that solidified themselves as a mainstay (over the summer, no less), platform boots, and lug soles still reign supreme when comfort is the top priority. With plenty of the season still left to go, another trend makes the case for all of the above, except with an over-the-knee silhouette.
Over-the-knee boots or thigh-high boots are one of those styles that never fully disappear, but it’s been a while since the style has taken over runways and street style to the extent it has in recent seasons, and especially now. It was high time (pun not intended) for a return — After all, as far as a fall shoe rooted in functionality is concerned, nothing speaks to footwear meant to keep your leg warm like a tall boot that surpasses even your knees. Both at fashion week (read Fall 2022 collections from brands among the likes of Bottega Veneta and Isabel Marant) and out in real life, the style has proved one of the most exciting and easy ways to jazz up any mini silhouette — not to mention styling them over the right pair of jeans.
Whether the gap in your closet calls for a heeled thigh-high you can pull out at night or a classic flat boot that effortlessly slips into your weekly rotation, brands appear dedicated to offering up on-trend options for both this season. Ahead, we rounded up the best over-the-knee boot styles to round out your wardrobe this fall.
Cult of Coquette Jane Tiger Print Thigh High Boots
As much as we all love a staple piece, there’s something about getting your hands on a couple of over-the-top gems. With a bold print and an oversized silhouette, these boots will make an entire outfit on their own.
The denim craze of the season doesn’t stop at maxi skirts and Canadian tuxedos. Here’s a pair of boots to style with said denim outfits for an end result that offers the ultimate master class in monochromatic dressing.
This sculptural design from Gia Borghini is the answer for anyone looking to carry the wedge lifestyle into fall and winter. Its sock-like silhouette makes it perfect for styling seamlessly with a midi or mini dress.
Not only is Torrid’s Stretch Flat Over The Knee Boot curvy-girl approved (the brand’s wide-calf boots come with two inches of extra room), but its rich brown, almost burnt-orange hue will make them stand out among your other everyday boots.
A fashion forward take on flat boots, Schutz’ Guily Up boots take on the shape of an elongated rider boot with a sharp square toe. For styling, show off its angular shape under a pair of jeans, or leave pair them with a fun plaid skirt.