YES YOU CAN… wear knee-length boots this season

Fashion director Shelly Vella shows you how.

They’re chill-beating, sexifying and can be worn with anything! The catwalks featured knee-length boots over trousers, ruched with dresses, peeking out under tailored skirts or culottes, and giving weekend wear a well earned break from trainers. The key? Find your perfect heel height and silhouette. And try on lots.

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Top-to-toe toning, seen here at Boss, is super smart and perfect for work. Image: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images

How to wear knee-length boots

The chunky-heel boot

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Lighter hues look fresh with autumnal palettes. Be sure to protect them and swerve downpours. Image: Carola De Armas / Blaublut-Edition.com

This is your perfect modern take on everyday boots. They are sophisticated and sexy while nailing practicality and comfort. Pair with a sleek feminine silhouette to beautifully contrast this tougher style.

Chunky heels are great with heavier autumn looks. They also service your comfort needs!

Hat, £129, hollandcooper.com

Jumper, £59.99, H&M Studio, hm.com

Skirt, £279, whistles.com

Bag, £45, riverisland.com

Boots, £65, next.co.uk

The tailored-to-calf boot

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Split skirts and tall boot bring a little sexy to jumper dresses or office worthy tailoring. Image: The Style Stalker / Blaublut-Edition.com

A classic style that you will wear again and again. The fitted boot is great for smartening up midi dresses and skirts and elevating casual looks. When investing in a pair of tailored-to-calf boots, spend time finding the perfect fit and they’ll last you a lifetime.

Made just for you, Duoboots offers a fit service for wide or slim calves and petite and tall fittings. Meet your forever boot.

Earrings, £115, uk.missoma.com

knee-length bootsBoots, £225, duoboots.com

Dress, £120, ghost.co.uk

Bag, £70, mattandnat.com

The ruched high-heel boot

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A knee-high boot dresses up skinny jeans. Both fitted and roomier styles work well. Image: The Style Stalker / Blaublut-Edition.com

The slouchier the better when it comes to nailing this style. Whether completing a looser silhouette, contrasting a tailored outline or trying your hand at boots over trousers, this is the boot of the moment. Experiment with heel heights and colours to find the perfect pair to complement your wardrobe, as these boots can be teamed with almost anything.

The good news is that roomier, squashier styles are very much on trend and look as great pulled over jeans as they do worn with a body skimming dress.

Blouse, £130, Label/Mix, next.co.uk

Blazer, £139, massimodutti.com

Bracelet, £60, uk.pandora.net

knee-length bootsBoots, £129, zara.com

Sunglasses, £29.99, zara.com

Cropped jeans, £190, 7forallmankind.co.uk