The temperature is officially dropping, which means it’s time to put away those sandals and bring out the boots. This year, we’re seeing the rise of styles such as over-the-knee boots as well as mid-calf options. With so many boots in different colours, patterns, materials — and now — different heights on offer, picking the right pair isn’t always easy. Fear not: we’ve put together a simple list of our favourite picks, along with style suggestions for you to look your best this season.

Over-the-knee
_52176856 Thigh-high boots are one of the season’s biggest footwear trends, and for good reason. Not only do they keep you warm, but they’ll also help you create a stylish and seasonal look with ease. That being said, keep in mind that a design that covers most of your legs might weigh you down and make you appear shorter than you actually are. For that reason, it’s ideal to choose a pair that comes with heels for an extra height boost. To further draw the eyes upwards and create the illusion of an elongated figure, opt for a short hemline as well as a blouse with a high neckline or perhaps a turtleneck jumper.

Our pick: Highland boots (approx. HK$6,189) by Stuart Weitzman

Knee-length_52176856 A design we keep going back to season after season, knee-high boots are classic and versatile. With military style trending this fall, we recommend picking a pair with military-inspired elements to give you an edgy and devil-may-care attitude. And because it’s fun to mix and match different styles, pair them with a streetwear-inspired sweater for an interesting combination.

Our pick: ‘Monroe 65’ boots (HK$8,965) by Jimmy Choo

Mid-calf_52176856
A relatively new addition to the footwear arena, mid-calf boots are extra slimming thanks to their ankle-wrapping feature (also known as ‘sock-fit’), and are guaranteed to be a favourite amongst the ladies — especially for those with slightly bigger calves. Create a balancing visual by pairing these slimming boots with a dress and an oversized, sculptural sweater or jacket.

Our pick: Astrocouture-appliqué suede ankle boots (HK$9,235) by Valentino

Ankle
_52176856 Ankle boots continue to be an incredibly popular style thanks to their personality and timeless appeal. We like these from Lanvin which are crafted from a tactile mix of grained leather, then completed with velvet laces. The best way to wear these boots is with jeans, and don’t forget to roll them up to show just a little bit of skin.

Our pick: Velvet lace leather ankle boots (HK$8,036) by Lanvin

Cindie Chan
Style Editor
Fashion blogger turned editor, Cindie has spent over seven years covering all things stylish in the digital world. When she’s not busy poring over the latest covetable releases or attending the most talked-about fashion events in town, you’ll find her enjoying some precious downtime with her newborn son and sweet dog Rosy.