Style and the City

Where to Wear: Knee-High Boots

Parties, brunches, and farmers markets, oh my.

By Niki Fanara December 31, 2014

In 2014 you were nice to your siblings, helped your parents figure out their computers with minimal exasperated sighing and you didn't cheat-watch almost any of your Netflix shows without your boyfriend—is there any doubt you deserved to be on the nice list?

If your efforts failed to earn you a pair of knee-high boots from Santa, use that holiday cash to take matters into your own hands. Winter is no longer just coming, it's here, and if there is one cold-weather staple a girl can’t live without, it's a pair of leather boots tall enough to keep your legs covered, comfortable enough to wear all over town, and with just enough heel to feel fancy.

WEDNESDAY: Out for New Year’s Eve

Heading out on the town for New Year’s Eve? Perfect! Throw on your fav tall boots with a flashy dress and a tuxedo blazer for the ultimate ensemble to ring in 2015 and you can dance the night away with mile-long legs.

Clockwise from top left: Diane Von Furstenberg tuxedo jacket, $473 at; Topshop pleated halterneck skater dress, $90 at; Kate Spade New York emerald-cut crystal earrings, $38 at Neiman Marcus; Steve Madden ‘Rikki’ tall boots, $85 at Macy's; Kate Spade New York pop fizz clink clutch, $50 to rent at

THURSDAY: Brunch on New Year’s Day

Meeting the girls for your annual New Year’s Day brunch? Kick the new year off right with a pair of skinny jeans, a charming silk blouse, darling neckwear, and of course your tall leather boots. This classy-chic look will disguise that pesky hangover and let everyone know that your boots are made for walking. Here you come, 2015!

Clockwise from top left: Tory Burch monogram resin chain necklace, $195 at Tory Burch; Mango unobstructed wool-blend coat, $80 at; Velvet by Graham and Spencer ‘Alia’ henley blouse, $108 at Anthropologie; Hudson Jeans ‘Collin’ skinny, $209 at Dimensions; Steve Madden ‘Rikki’ tall boots, $85 at Macy's; Ted Baker ‘EVANA’ crystal bow cross body clutch, $160 at

SATURDAY: Urban Harvest Farmers Market

Resolving to be healthier this year? Just because you’re shopping for fruits and veggies doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous! Hit the farmers market in style and comfort with a great pair of leggings, a soft denim shirt, tall boots, and a warm coat. Add some bling, a cute scarf, and put your best boot forward.

Clockwise from top left: Madewell checkmark zip coat, $250 at Madewell; Current/Elliott 'the perfect denim shirt,' $198 at Neiman Marcus; BCBG Max Azria pom tassel solid wrap, $68 at; James Perse brushed jersey leggings, $68 at Abejas; Steve Madden ‘Rikki’ tall boots, $85 at Macy's; Michael Kors slim runway watch, $195 at Nordstrom; Multi rose gold tubes bracelet, $189 at; H&M leather handbag, $155 at H&M.


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