Knee-high boots instantly elevate any look — shop 8 eye-catching pairs

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While basic short booties will always be a staple in most people’s wardrobes, knee-high boots are definitely having a moment.

Knee-high boots are a standout style choice this winter for a few reasons. Not only do they make an instant impact, but they can be styled with pretty much any outfit. Since they hit just below the kneecap, these boots look just as great with skirts and dresses (especially midi lengths) as they do with jeans. If you’re a fan of simple outfits, knee-high boots are a great way to add some dimension. And we’re not the only ones noticing the trend — Marie Claire, StyleCaster and Who What Wear all agree!

And even though shoe trends tend to come and go regularly, knee-high boots have a classic quality due to their simple profile, so you can count on rocking your favorite pair for seasons to come. Below, shop eight knee-high boots that deserve a place in your closet, starting at $65.

1. Jeffrey Campbell Arsen Knee High Boot, $199.95

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If you are looking to add a classic pair to your wardrobe, these knee-high boots from Jeffrey Campbell may be perfect for you. These go-with-everything boots feature a 4-inch stiletto heel and a discreet side zip.

2. Aerosoles Micah, $98 (Orig. $140)

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These dove gray boots from Aerosoles are made with breathable faux leather and come in four different shades. [Editor’s note: I have these boots IRL and wear them constantly. I’m also happy to report that they were comfortable from the very first wear.]

3. Marc Fisher Impulsa Boot, $99.99 (Orig. $189)

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This style from Marc Fisher is the perfect daytime pick — and for under $100, these shoes are a total steal. Wear these boots with your favorite blue jeans for an all-American look, or pair them with your favorite fall dresses for a subtle boho vibe.

4. Charles by Charles David Linguist Boot, $64.98 (Orig. $99.99)

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These show-stopping faux croc boots are another wallet-friendly find. Also available in gray, this design showcases an angled 3.5-inch heel and a decorative tie at the ankle. Pair these pastel boots with dresses all year round, or let them really stand out with a neutral monochrome outfit.

5. Splendid Amalia Knee High Lugged Boot, $189

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Lug-sole boots are another major trend this year, so nail two fashion trends with one style. These Splendid boots are minimal yet totally cool thanks to their ridged soles and chunky platform. They also fit true to size.

6. Chinese Laundry Evanna Boot, $99.95

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Immediately take your look to the next level when you slip on these Chinese Laundry boots. This faux croc material is glossy and looks great with an all-black outfit or really any evening fit. You can also score these boots in a candy apple red hue.

7. Schutz Analeah Boot, $238

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The leather Analeah Boots have a slightly Western feel thanks to their straight shaft and rounded top. This pull-on style has a 3.3-inch heel and a pointed toe, and you can also shop them in black and a snakeskin print.

8. Steve Madden Handles Boot, $190

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Another pull-on style, these leather Steve Madden Handles Boots have a 3.5-inch heel. Wear these cognac-colored boots with everything from denim to spring skirts and midi dresses — the styling options are endless.

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