And if Hedi Slimane says so, then the knee boot is back. But you don’t have to wait until next summer to wear this versatile style — while the ankle boot has dominated for several years (last autumn’s silhouette of choice was the cowboy; prior to that it was the sock boot) there are a plethora of knee boots on the market to wear right now.
The best thing about a boot that snakes all the way up to your knee – and sometimes, even, over the knee – is that they wear with absolutely everything you own. Wear them with a flared jean and they look like an ankle boot; tuck your jeans in, equestrian style, and you’d be nailing yet another autumn/winter 2019 trend – the tucked-in trouser. They also pair well with all manner of bohemian, floaty dresses à la Celine – give your summer dresses autumn longevity by putting a roll neck underneath and a knee boot on. (Simply swap your summer sandals for a boot.)
They also look great with culottes, midi skirts and knitted dresses – you name it, the knee boot not only goes, but gives an air of polish and grown-up sophistication to any look.
Get autumn ready – shop the best styles below.