What to Wear with Knee-High Boots: Celebrities Brave the Elements in Style!

As much as you want to just stay home in your most comfortable fleece-lined pajamas and shut out the biting cold outside, you can’t do that every day. You’ll have to get out of your frozen but relatively cozy abode and brave the elements. Don’t leave your style behind, though. ’Tis the season to look spectacularly layered! Here’s the key to looking undeniably chic: a pair of knee-high boots. Take a cue from the celebrities below who made their knee-high boots look so easy to wear.

1. A pair of skinny jeans, a turtleneck sweater, and a cape are all you need to complete your look.

Myleene KlassMyleene Klass looking tired while out and about with her daughter, Hero, near her home in Basildon, United Kingdom, on January 10, 2014

Stressed, depressed, but well-dressed. Myleene Klass definitely looked stressed, maybe a bit depressed (this weather is a definite mood-killer), but she looked so put together that we don’t mind overlooking her tired expression. She wore her boots with a pair of black skinny pants and a turtleneck sweater. Like what she did here, you can break the monochromatic look with a colored cape or a pea coat.

Get these:

Elizabeth and James Heidi Tall BootsElizabeth and James “Heidi” Tall Boots, $297.50

Wear them with:

Myleene Klass inspired outfitDolce & Gabbana Skinny Jeans, $525 / Helmut Lang Flyknit Jumper, $416.97 / Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot to Handle Tote, $528 / Carven Belted Leather Coat, $1,758.37

2. Pair your boots with a body-fitting dress and a pair of tights.

Gwen StefaniPregnant Gwen Stefani out on a Christmas shopping spree buying toys and wearing all-black with a black leather waistcoat, knee-length boots, sunglasses, and an animal-print hat in Los Angeles on December 17, 2013

Gwen Stefani wasn’t daunted with form-fitting dresses even during the advanced stage of her pregnancy, so you shouldn’t, too. Pair yours with boots and make it work by wearing a pair of thick tights and by layering a leather vest over your dress.

Get these:

Frye Melissa Over the Knee BootsFrye Melissa Over-the-Knee Boots, $518

Wear them with:

Gwen Stefani inspired outfitSpanx Uptown Tight End Blackout Tights, $42 / Lanvin Panama Hat, $590 / Jay Ahr Embellished Dress, $1,556.02 / Piece D Anarchive Matelasse Overlay Vest, $2,756

3. Take advantage of the flounce skirt trend and wear it with your boots.

Ali LarterAli Larter shopping at The Grove in Los Angeles on December 19, 2013

Ali Larter definitely knows what she was doing when she donned this cute pair of boots (they’re thigh-high, though, but a pair of knee-high boots works just as well) with a pleated skirt. As if that wasn’t enough, she also wore an edgy zipper-adorned jacket over a sequined sweater.

Get these:

Stuart Weitzman 5050 Stretch Suede BootsStuart Weitzman 5050 Stretch Suede Boots, $598

Wear them with:

Ali Larter inspired outfitAlexander Wang Cropped Loose Knit Sweater, $699.03 / DSQUARED2 Biker Jacket, $1,927.71 / Yigal Azrouel Compact Jersey Skirt, $660

4. Wear fitted pants and a trench coat with your boots.

Jessica AlbaJessica Alba bundled up as she walks alone on a cold day in Manhattan, New York City, on January 20, 2014

If Jessica Alba’s look doesn’t inspire you to dress up fabulously this season, we don’t know what will. It’s the perfect winter ensemble, utilizing cold season essentials to perfection. She wore her boots over a pair of studded pants and then capped off the look with a cute peplum trench coat. Accessorize with a beanie and a sleek shoulder bag, and you are good to go!

Get these:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Tall BootsMarc by Marc Jacobs Tall Boots, $498

Wear them with:

Jessica Alba inspired outfit1Tom Ford Skinny Fit Jeans, $817.71 / Lanvin Single-Breasted Coat, $2,600.06 / Rebecca Minkoff Flirty Studded Bag, $225 / Eugenia Kim Gina Beanie, $115.50

5. Assemble a preppy outfit by wearing your boots with a pleated skirt, a button-down shirt, and a knitted sweater.

Jessica Alba5Jessica Alba out for a meeting in Brentwood, Los Angeles, on December 13, 2013

It’s official. We just crowned Jessica Alba the queen of knee-high boots. This ensemble screamed preppy — from the button-down shirt down to the pleated skirt. The rain boots gave it an edgier vibe.

Get these:

Salvatore Ferragamo Ruben Rain BootsSalvatore Ferragamo “Ruben” Rain Boots, $450

Wear them with:

Jessica Alba inspired outfit2Plush Knit Fleece Lined Footless Tights, $25.20 / Richard Nicoll Python Sheer Shirt, $416.97 / Olympia Le-Tan Pleated Skirt, $1,690 / Prabal Gurung Multiple-Print Sweater, $850

Copy these outfits, and you’ll never go wrong with wearing knee-high boots.

Credit: WENN/Owen Beiny/TNYF

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