Outfits to Wear With Knee-High Boots

The Herve Leger for the Max Azria Fall 2011 runway featured both posh and casual knee-high boots.

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Knee-high boots are an essential in every woman's closet, and style options run the gamut from wild-night-out, go-to shoe to lazy weekend essential. The huge variety of knee-high boots available ensures that you'll be able to find a few different ways to wear yours. Get out your favorite boots; it's time to play dress up!

Prep It Up

Give preppy a polished, equestrian edge by wearing flat knee-high boots over slim-fitting jeans or chinos. A blazer is an obvious choice for any preppy look, but opt for an unexpected fabric like velvet or denim to make this outfit interesting. A white button-down stays straight-laced, while a ruffled, brightly colored tank top makes things a little more lighthearted. Pearl stud earrings are a classic, as is a chunky gold or silver watch. Choose a long, dangly necklace with a quirky or unusual charm to add your own flavor to this prim and proper look.

Get Grungy

Boots and plaid on runways can mean only one thing: the nineties are having a major moment. Relive the grunge era, but keep things lighter. Rather than wearing a long-sleeved flannel shirt with black or brown flat boots, choose a plaid dress. Fit is what helps this dress fit in among die-hard Nirvana fans. A dress that's loose-fitting and unfussy simply says, "I'm with the band." Wear dark socks slightly higher than your boots to add another layer of interest; chunky silver jewelry is also a welcome addition.

Be a Boho Babe

Pair natural-looking suede brown or gray boots with cream-colored hippie-approved pieces. Shorts or a knee-length skirt are a welcome change from the standard boots and jeans, and a looser top will add modesty. Lace and ruffles are perfect for adding some femininity with vintage appeal. A single long gold chain or a few heavy wood bangles add all the extra oomph you need.

Wear 'em to Work

The office is just the place to showcase sleek black high-heeled boots. Wear your boots with a black pencil skirt that reaches just a few inches above the skirt -- any shorter and you might look too risque, and any longer and your boots and skirt will blend into each other. Finish the look with a blazer and button-down for that big presentation, or choose a floral silk blouse when after-work drinks are on the agenda. Pull hair up into a classy, no-nonsense chignon to balance the sex appeal that high-heeled boots will inject into your look.

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