Just Like That, This "Ugly" Jean-and-Shoe Combo Became Famous

Bobby Schuessler

Knee-high boots could be considered one of the more polarizing shoe trends out there. But while the extra-feeling nature may teeter on the intimidating side (compared to basic booties), celebs and fashion people continue to prove that knee-highs are where it's at this season. While the "traditional" way to style them would be over skinny jeans or with midi dresses, we've been actually spotting A-listers go for a more offbeat—dare we say "ugly"—styling direction…

Yep, you can't thumb through Instagram or scroll through street style snaps without seeing knee-highs worn over baggier jeans. It's definitely more unconventional and seemingly less "streamlined" with the denim bunching out of the top of the boots, but with the rise in popularity of ironic fashion and the industry's disregard for antiquated fashion rules, this vibe totally works. To showcase the famous F/W 19 look, we rounded up a range of women in this forward outfit choice. And naturally, we shopped out the best jeans and boots out there as well.

Style tip: Don't be afraid of colored knee-high boots. They'll pop flawlessly against light-wash jeans.

Agolde Remy High-Rise Straight Jeans ($178)

Kenneth Cole Justin Water-Resistant Knee-High Boots ($225)

Style tip: Leather on leather is where it's at this season. Try a leather top with jeans and coordinating boots.

Topshop Essential Jeans ($100)

Naturalizer Fae Tall Boots ($165)

Style tip: Embrace the monochromatic vibe with a black on black-on-black situation.

Isabel Marant Etoile Corsy Jeans ($290)

Louise Et Cie Waldron Knee-High Boots ($229)

Style tip: White knee-high boots shine against dark-wash jeans and a black jacket.

Colovos Buckle Pants ($395)

Kensie Kalani Knee-High Boots ($179)

Style tip: Burgundy boots bring an elevated spin to a dark jeans–and-blouse 'fit.

Frame Sylvie Straight Jeans ($225)

Steve Madden Triumph Knee-High Boots ($150)

Style tip: Animal print is still going strong this fall. Test out the trend with your boots, paired with straight-leg jeans and a blazer.

Levi's Wedgie High-Waist Ankle-Straight Jeans ($74)

Steven Joanis Boots ($151)

Style tip: Consider this your new go-to uniform with the white button-down, light straight jeans, and white knee-high boots.

Eloquii Belted Denim Trousers ($90)

Sam Edelman Hai Knee-High Boots ($200)

Style tip: While many of the knee-highs we spot are heeled, flat styles also feel very cool with white jeans.

ASOS DESIGN Florence Straight-Leg Jeans ($51)

Frye Melissa Knotted Tall Boots ($398)

Next, check out the best basic black boot outfits to try this fall.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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