This Year's Top 12 Boot Trends
The Height of Fashion: Over-the-knee boots (right) are leading the pack this season (Devani, $165). They camouflage all manner of leg issues (knobby knees, bigger thighs), can be worn full-length or folded down, and look fantastic over leggings or under skirts. Both pairs shown here are in the latest go-with-everything neutrals—beigy grays that you might call (with apologies to the bearded collies) Weimaraner colors. Jacket, 'S by Max Mara. Leggings, Tse.
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Beastie Boy: The shoe-bootie with an animal-print cuff, right (Christian Louboutin, $975), is like a perfect pump that grew up and went to Hollywood. Skirt, Erin Fetherston. Rings, Mawi.
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Give black boots some pop with brightly colored bags (fuchsia clutch, Krocoa; blue purse, Chanel) or mood-changing patterned tights (pinstripes, Hue; lace, Falke).
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Christian Louboutin; $1,995; Barneys New York; 800-822-7639
Fendi, $995; Net-a-Porter.com
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