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I Thought This Boot Trend Would Be Over By Now, But Turns Out I Was Wrong

by KRISTEN NICHOLS

Last year, chunky knee-high boots really took off as a trend. A shoe style that combines a tall silhouette with a thick lug sole and leather or rubber finish, the boots were practically impossible to escape on my Instagram feed. To me, they felt like a seasonal trend, but it turns out I was wrong because they're back for fall 2021 and seem to be more popular than ever.

As we dive into the beginning of fall, chunky knee-high boots are already a noteworthy shoe style that is defining how editors and fashion insiders are getting dressed. Whether paired with micro shorts and knits, a shorts set, or leggings, they're the versatile and practical boot style you'll actually want to walk around in. Ahead, see 15 ways to wear chunky knee-high boots, according to the fashion set. Oh, and shop all of the cool styles to add to your fall wardrobe.

Go for an upsized sweater worn as a dress, and then add some chunky knee-high boots.

Gia x Pernille Tubular Combat Boots ($680)
Wear the boots with a simple black dress, swapping them in where you might normally opt for heels.
Gia x Pernille Tubular Combat Boots ($680)
The ultimate statement boots.
Gia Borghini Marte Bis Tall Leather Boots ($595)