It’s official, winter is here. The season of mulled wine, Netflix binge-watching and of course, boots. Now if you’re wondering which ones to for this season, then knee high boots are without a doubt the strongest footwear investment to make.
Why? Because it’s my firm belief they go with everything. While ankle boots are great worn with your favourite jeans, they aren’t quite as versatile as their taller sisters. Knee high boots, one of autumn’s biggest trends, are generally smarter looking and go with everything, from midi length dresses to shorts and skinny jeans.
During fashion month, they were a fixture with the street style set. I saw influencers pairing patent riding boots with mini dresses, and heeled cowboy styles with floaty silk maxi dresses.
Daring editors wore tracksuits or jeans tucked into flat boots, in a nod to Princess Diana, the Sloane Ranger era.
Over on the catwalk, the catwalk was inundated with knee high boots, from western styles at Isabel Marant to riding boots at Dior and heeled 70s boots at Chloé.
Of course, track sole boots were still very much a fixture at the shows, having been the star of lockdown walks. Ganni and Bottega Veneta have some great tall versions this year.
If budget is an issue, then don’t worry, because as ever, the high street has come up trump with stylish and affordable designs. Look to ARKET, Oasis, Whistles and Dune for some boots that will make your outfit instantly better.
And don’t be fooled into thinking knee high boots are only for tall women, it’s all about proportion. Ideally you want the boot to come up just below your knee so it doesn’t cut your leg off in an unflattering way.
So without further ado, keep scrolling to shop my edit of the best knee high boots to see you through winter.
Hand-crafted from the finest supple two-toned Italian leather, Verona is a new modern classic for your every day wardrobe. Featuring an elegant square toe shape and block heel, it’s the perfect boot to take you through from day to night.
These tubular boots are crafted in Italy from premium leather that has undergone a chrome-free tanning process. A subtle take on the western trend.
The Laura knee-high boots from Berlin-based aeydē are a timeless footwear staple. The neutral tone provides versatility, while the mid-height heel will elevate your look.
These knee high boots are inspired by Manu Atelier's now-cult duck boots. They are delicately crafted from smooth calf leather with a sleek square-toe silhouette. Wear them with everything from slip dresses to skinny jeans.
These knee high boots pack some serious attitude thanks to the oversized chain detail and chunky sole.
Isabel Marant riffs on 1980s style to create these black and white zebra-print Laylis boots, which are shaped to knee height from calf hair with a high tapered heel.
Dior's Empreinte boot is a masterclass in elegance. The black supple calfskin and the ankle strap, adorned with a 'CD' clasp, complete the riding boot-inspired creation and lend a relaxed and elegant touch to the silhouette.
Aquazzura’s tan Petra boots are meticulously crafted in Italy from glossy crocodile-effect leather, then finished with a padded insole for comfort.
An homage to riding styles, Tod's boots are set on lug soles with sturdy block heels so you can wear them all day long.
GANNI's signature knee-high Chelsea boots in matte leather are back in stock. The popular style features super chunky ribbed rubber soles and toe caps.
These versatile boots also come in a cognac shade and in black, but I love this chic vanilla shade.