Posted on: January 13, 2024 Posted by: Comments: 0

There are so many dress trends to get excited about this season. From preppy minis to sequin-adorned maxis, the S/S 24 runways were fruitful in the frock department. And the same can be said for the high street‘s offering. Just one look at the new-in sections, and you’ll see the resurgence of slinky slip dresses on the one hand and an array of oversized knitted silhouettes on the other, so it’s safe to say just about every style and taste has been catered for.

Of course, you’ll need to right footwear to pair with your new dresses. And since it’s still cold outside, boots are the obvious choice. I don’t know about you, but from October until at least early April, my boot collection takes pride of place in my shoe-drobe and all the pumps, sandals and trainers get shoved to the back. So it’s lucky that boots + a dress = a match made in heaven.

It’s difficult to go wrong with this combination, but certain pairings are particularly chic. Scroll on to see our favourite examples of wearing dresses and boots while we wait for spring to arrive.

Style Notes: Instead of defaulting to dark tones at this time of year, step out in top-to-toe neutrals like Anne-Victoire did. White boots feel fresh and go so well with beige, sand and off-white shades.

No high-street brand does relaxed staples quite like & Other Stories.

These look comfortable enough to wear all day. Thanks, mini heel.

Style Notes: Hands up if you struggle to style slip dresses in February. I’m with you, and I’ve found that the addition of knee-high boots balances things out beautifully. Just layer a blazer on top to beat the chill.

Layer a turtleneck underneath on colder days.

What a beautiful silhouette.

Style Notes: This punchy combination feels very 2024. Opt for a red knitted dress now, then swap it for a lighter-weight iteration come spring.

This vibrant midi will keep your spirits high on grey days.

These also come in a worn brown finish.

Style Notes: It’s like floral midi dresses and knee-high boots were destined to be worn together, and Frann has absolutely nailed the look.

May cause compliments.

These designer-looking boots are worthy of your attention.

Style Notes: Planning your after-dark attire for an upcoming event or dinner? No need for ankle-baring stilettos—a pair of pointed boots with a narrow heel will complement your going-out dresses.

Heads up—this isn’t the only dazzling dress in Sister Jane’s collection.

What is life without a little Saint Laurent?

Style Notes: Mini dresses and knee-highs are a popular pairing, and we especially love how Francesca has mixed things up with a cowboy-inspired pair.

The laid-back shape makes this perfect for casual wear, but the collar means it’s suitable for the office too.

Just the right height.

Style Notes: A simple black dress and boots is a winning combo. Add a tailored jacket over the top like Alexis did for added polish. 

This dress is sure to be a wardrobe classic for many years to come.

Opt for stiletto boots to take your outfit from day to night.

Style Notes: The fashion world’s affinity for animal print will never waver. Right now, we’re wearing our leopard- and zebra-adorned dresses with chunky lug-soled boots. Cool, right?

The perfect winter-to-spring dress.

Every time I spot these on someone I know or follow, they move a little higher up my wish list.

This story was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

Next Up: 6 Simple Outfits You Can Count on in Cold January Weather

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