For those of you who aren't fans of pants, the fall and winter seasons are likely a real sartorial bummer. It can be tricky to style your skirts, dresses and other leg-baring ensembles for chillier temperatures, but thanks to one of this year's biggest boot trends, you don't always have to turn to tights. (Or experiment with the whole dress-over-pants thing, which I'll admit, seems a bit too daunting.)
Over-the-knee boots are not only a major staple among the street style set and celebrities, but they also made appearances on the runways at Alexander Wang, Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren and many more during fall 2014 fashion month. Yes, leather versions are a bit of a splurge, but they add dimension to even the simplest look with minimal effort. We love how they look paired with season-appropriate shorts (try some in wool or leather), mini-dresses and blanket coats, and the coverage they provide will keep you plenty warm while still allowing you to show a bit of skin. Plus, if you're like me and live in slim-fitting pants during the colder months, you can easily pull these on over them for a multi-textured look.
Read on for 10 of our picks that you can shop right now.