Trend Alert: How to Wear Tall Boots
by Emily Tozer
Attention, shoe lovers: It’s time to break out the boots. This season, knee-high and over-the-knee options are top trends, but sometimes taller boots are not as easy to style as their shorter counterparts. We turned to our favorite bloggers for quick and chic ideas on how to wear tall boots.
For Date Night
Dial up the drama for date night by teaming slouchy, over-the-knee boots with high hemlines, as Zina of Fashionvibe did with her mini skirt, for a look that’s alluring but not too sexy.
With a Preppy Outfit
Tall boots are versatile enough that almost anyone can find a pair to reflect her personal style. Use over-the-knee boots to switch up a preppy look as Leandra of Man Repeller did by adding a pair to her blazer, striped tee, and jeans.
With a Mini Dress
Learn a style lesson from Micah Gianneli for party season—instead of wearing tights with your mini dress, pull on a pair of over-the-knee boots. You’ll get the same amount of coverage (and warmth!), but your outfit will make a bigger statement.
With a Monochromatic Look
If your style is more classic and minimal, look to Krystal Schlegel for inspiration on how to wear tall boots. Pick a neutral pair, like black or gray, and wear that color from head to toe for a leg-lengthening effect.
On the Weekend
Tall boots are the easiest way to elevate weekend outfits this fall. Over-the-knee suede boots pair especially well with cozy knits, like this sweater-and-skirt combo on Tamara of The Glam and Glitter.
With a Patchwork Print
It’s easy to make a statement in over-the-knee boots, but look to Shalice Noel for how to wear tall patchwork boots without looking costume-y. Pairing these colorful boots with wardrobe classics like a leather jacket is a foolproof choice, and adding a retro suede mini skirt fits in with the ’70s trend.
With Autumnal Hues
Try this outfit formula if you’re struggling with how to wear tall boots in warmer weather. Opt for a mini dress in an autumnal color, as Arielle of Something Navy did, to make the look feel more like fall, no matter how warm temperatures are where you live.
On Casual Friday
Wondering how to wear tall boots to the office? Helena of Brooklyn Blonde has the perfect outfit idea for casual Friday. Take a graphic tee and dark skinny jeans, and pair them with a chic blazer and tall suede boots.
With a Poncho
If you’re looking for ideas on how to wear tall boots on off-duty days, Emily of The Sweetest Thing should be your fashion inspiration. A master of cute yet comfortable style, she teams tall leather boots with leggings, an over-sized blouse, and a printed poncho.
Tucking ultra-skinny jeans into a pair of thigh-high boots will elongate your entire frame. Play up the effect with a maxi coat like Aimee’s of Song of Style.
With a Scarf
Get creative with layering as Jenny of Margo & Me did by belting a scarf over a turtleneck dress. We like how the fringe on her scarf reveals just a hint of skin, because acing this look is all about showing the right amount of leg between your hemline and the top of your boots.
With a Glamorous Outfit
Thigh-high boots are a chic alternative to tights in the colder months. Dress up your tall boots for a fall party as Anna of Fashion Hippie Loves did with a cocktail dress and a statement coat.
There’s an art to getting layering right, and it’s all about using the right proportions and colors. Jacey of Damsel in Dior nails this fall trend by mixing textures with her chunky sweater, soft denim, and knee-high suede boots.
Wendy’s Lookbook delivers another great example of how to wear tall boots in warm weather. The combination of a lightweight textured sweater, a soft skirt, and suede over-the-knee boots is autumnal without being too heavy.
When in doubt about how to wear tall boots, stick with neutral hues. A classic camel-colored coat, an LBD, and tall black boots look effortlessly chic on Sarah of That Pommie Girl.