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14 Fresh Ways to Wear Over-the-Knee Boots This Fall

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14 Fresh Ways to Wear Over-the-Knee Boots This Fall
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Certain shoe essentials are absolute no-brainers—a pair of white sneakers, office-ready pumps, summertime mules, the daily Chelsea bootie. Over-the-knee boots, on the other hand, are in a category all their own. These thigh-grazers may be a bit more bold than your average lace-ups, but they’re certainly worthy of a place in your closet.

MORE: 12 Next-Level Ways to Absolutely Live in Your Sneakers This Fall

Case in point: For fall, leather over-the-knee boots act as a bonafide layer. They’re warm enough to pair with shorter bottoms, making mini skirts acceptable for cooler temperatures. When worn over slim-fit jeans, they breathe new life into basic skinnies. Pair ’em with oversized sweaters or shirt dresses and they effortlessly transition into the office setting.

MORE: The Street Style Guide to Transitioning Your Footwear Into Fall

To further prove their style versatility, we’ve rounded up 14 ways these up-to-there boots can amplify your autumn outfits—and the similar styles you can score now at DSW. Go and give these thigh masters a whirl. They may become your most surprising staple yet.

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Swap out your office pumps for over-the-knee-highs.

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Circus by Sam Edelman Howell Over The Knee Boot, $79.95; at DSW

Add plenty of pleats.

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Unisa Saranaa Over The Knee Boot, $79.95; at DSW

Elevate your simple denim mini dress.

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Calvin Klein Jeans Niviah Over The Knee Boot, $159.95; at DSW

Breathe life into leather shorts.

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Aldo Steinar Over The Knee Boot, $99.95; at DSW

Go the equestrian route.

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Marc Fisher Fuzz Over The Knee Boot, $139.95; at DSW

Build upon a camel-and-pastel palette.

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Marc Fisher Epic Over The Knee Boot, $129.95; at DSW

Just a flash of thigh is all you need.

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Unisa Saranaa Over The Knee Boot, $79.95; at DSW

Double up on jackets and tie a bomber around your mini.

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Crown Vintage Pilot Over The Knee Boot, $79.95; at DSW

We call this look "pumpkin spice."

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Marc Fisher Lencon Over The Knee Boot, $99.95; at DSW

These boots are made for doubling as tights.

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Charles by Charles David Gunter Over The Knee Boot, $99.95; at DSW

Head-to-toe camel.

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Franco Sarto Elnora Over The Knee Boot, $149.95; at DSW

Juxtapose the proportions by topping a longline jacket over a mini.

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Aldo Goudey Over The Knee Boot, $89.95; at DSW

Winterize your culottes.

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UGG Australia Samantha Over The Knee Boot, $189.95; at DSW

Boots that are perfect with thigh-high slits.

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Marc Fisher Olympia Over The Knee Boot, $119.95; at DSW

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