Simple Styling Trick to Try: Slip Into a Pair of Thigh-High Boots

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Winter is coming (Game of Thrones!), and that means it's high-time to start stocking up your wardrobe with a few new layering essentials. As far as footwear is concerned, it doesn't get any better than thigh-high boots, as there's a place for them in everyone's wardrobe, whether your personal style can best be described as classic and prim, retro and nostalgic, bohemian and quirky, or offbeat and kinky.

If you prefer to go demure, follow jewelry designer Genevieve Jones, who covers up by wearing hers under a fitted shift dress. Or look toward style icon Blake Lively for sartorial advice; she goes for a swinging sixties look by accessorizing her pair with a fedora and a flash of a little upper thigh skin. Then there's model Joan Smalls, who strikes a sexy pose in a suede brown pair, giving her flouncy lace mini dress a decidely boho feel. Or make like Rita Ora, who accentuates her sexy over-the-top ensemble with a white patent leather PVC pair.

Feeling inspired? Here's everything you need to shop the look. (Bonus: They're all under $101!)

(From left: Pleaser Peep Toe Womens Delight 3019, $100.99 / Thigh High Velvet Boots Delight, $90 / Faux Suede Thigh High Boots, $16 / White Patent Over The Knee Thigh Height Heel Boots, $97.99)