Knee-High Boots – Winter’s Chicest Options

If there's one thing we love about winter, it's the wardrobe.
Sure, the days are abysmally short and our skin painfully dry, but with comfy sweaters, colorful coats, and, best of all, knee-high boots, forgiving February's frigid temperatures isn't out of the question.

We rounded up the chicest boots—in stores now, and as incredibly stylish as they are (and really, they are), they're also quite wearable.

YSL
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Yves Saint Laurent

How do you balance the quest for height with the need for practicality? Easy. Skip the stilettos in favor of a chunkier heel. Plus, the ankle strap adds an elegant, dainty touch.

New Chyc Calf Hair Knee Boots by Yves Saint Laurent, $1,795; Net-a-Porter.com


KORS michael kors
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Kors Michael Kors

If the snakeskin boots on your holiday wish list were mysteriously overlooked, why not buy yourself a pair? This embossed leather style gives the luxe look without the hefty price tag.

Enola High Heel Boots by Kors Michael Kors, $416.50; Shopbop.com


Stuart Weitzman
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Stuart Weitzman

Suede boots are a wardrobe staple. But in deep purple? Absolutely. The eggplant hue is more of a neutral and can be worn with a spectrum of other shades. It looks especially chic when paired with rust, emerald, mustard, and chocolate. Who says color blocking is hard?

Upbeat Boot in Concord by Stuart Weitzman, $625; StuartWeitzman.com


Givenchy
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Givenchy

Flat footwear is often relegated to Sunday afternoon errands. But you won't want to put any limitations on these gorgeous riding boots. It will be love at first zip, so luckily you can wear them out to dinner or for a night on the town. Just be careful: Your heels may get jealous.

Front Zip Riding Boot by Givenchy, $1,495; Barneys.com


Cole Haan
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Cole Haan

Dreading the season's stormy weather and impending puddles? One word: waterproof! This tough-chic style is actually a wellie disguised as a motorcycle boot. Bring it, old man winter!

Dorian Waterproof Boot by Cole Haan, $228; Colehaan.com


Miu Miu
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Miu Miu

There's something wonderfully understated about wedges. So forgo the overtly sexy (think spiked heels!) and get the added height sans the S&M vibe. Plus, we're loving the suede.

Tall Suede Wedge Boots by Miu Miu, $1,035; available at Mytheresa.com

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