There is nothing more beautiful than fall in upstate New York. I simply cannot get enough of the changing colors of the leaves and the crispness in the air. It just makes you want to wrap yourself up in cozy layers and venture outside with a warm drink. Plus, this is, in my opinion, the best time of year to people watch. The weather is perfect for sitting outside and watching everyone dressed in their fall best. It is fun to see what others are wearing and draw some style inspiration for yourself. One of the most frequently seen items around this time of year is knee-high boots.

Knee-high boots are a staple item during the fall. They are cute and classic, and have the added benefit of protecting your feet in an unexpected downpour. As soon as autumn weather appears, it is not usual to suddenly see a campus filled with knee-highs. This is why, with everyone wearing a similar style boot, it can be nice to find a new way to make your own pair unique. Knee-high socks can become your new best friend.

This Fashionista perfectly shows how knee-high socks can transform a look. It is a very simple detail to an outfit that has the power to make you standout from the crowd. Her brown leather boots are paired with light beige socks, which have crocheted cuffs around the hems. These cuffs adorably stick out over the rim of her boots. This Fashionista offered a great tip by pointing out that leg warmers can also create this look. Since the boots are tall, no one will ever know whether you are wearing socks or leg warmers!

This Fashionista completed her outfit with jeans, a brown belt, a sweatshirt covered in giraffe prints and a bright red peacoat. The result is a comfortable and fashionable look that is perfect for fall!

How To: Want to set your knee-high boots apart? Add a pair of socks or leg warmers peeping over the top to transform your look!