Many of us on the East Coast were dreaming of a white Christmas this year, but in reality we woke up to record high temperatures of 70 degrees Fahrenheit. This surprising warm weather has allowed individuals to happily shed their heavy winter coats and fuzzy mittens, and instead spend more time participating in outdoor activities with their loved ones during the holiday season.

This Fashionista’s tall statement lace-up boots are the perfect way to take advantage of the subtropical air before the true cold front of winter appears. Not only are knee-high lace-up boots an essential transition shoe from fall to winter, but also these boots are comfortable and versatile when styled. Ranging from military combat to classic vintage to stacked heels, adding any kind of lace-up boots to your outfit will ensure that your shoe game is on fleek.

In addition to her knee-high boots, this Fashionista also wore high-waisted jeans with a button-down shirt. She complemented her outfit with a thick knitted scarf, a fringe purse and a rose gold watch. Pairing all of these items together is the best way to stay chic while preparing for the cold months ahead.

How To: During the transitional weather periods, throw on some lace-up boots to create a signature look that will turn heads. Whether you choose to wear pants, leggings, a dress or shorts, be sure to make the remainder of your outfit simple without any patterns to avoid overshadowing the details of your lovely lace-ups.