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Knee-High Drama

As soon as the temperature takes the slightest dip, boots are dusted off and added to just about any and every ensemble. Last year was the year of the bootie, making appearances in every shape and form, but this year, there’s another option: The anti-bootie.

Over-the-knee boots are this year’s piece de resistance. In one word, they are major. Worn instead of leggings, pair them with an oversized top to keep the ideal proportion of big on top, tight on bottom. Live on the edge and wear them with a girly flower-print dress for evenings out or an above-the-knee sweater dress for day for contrast.

Yes, these boots are major, but unfortunately so is their price tag. A cheap(er) and chic alternative? Thigh-high socks with a mid-calf boot that you already have. Yes, we realize that this style seems haphazard, but trust us, or rather the designers who showed this style during fall/winter fashion week. Either way, you’ll be major — we promise.