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5 Fresh Ways to Wear Boots at the Office

These boots were made for walkin'...wherever the day takes you.

Andrew Stinson

Think boots are NSFW? Reality check: They could be the missing ingredient to a pulled-together office outfit. Whether they're daring over-the-knee stunners, fun ankle booties or comfy ones for your commute, there's a boot for everyone. (And every work-related situation.) No matter what you do, here are five looks that will take you from 9 to 5 in *prime* style.

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If Your Yearly Review is Today...

Don't let your nerves stop you from looking 💯. Black suede conveys confidence and we promise, these knee-highs will become an eternally stylish staple in your wardrobe. Pair with a modest midi skirt and button-down blouse to keep your look ~classy~ enough for your manager. A killer boss-lady bag (that fits your laptop, duh) is a must! 

Nine West boots, $140, nordstrom.com; Equipment shirt, $214, equipment.com; Frame skirt, $395, nordstrom.com; Coach bag, $750, nordstrom.com

If You Have an Important Client Meeting...

Make a strong impression to seal the deal. Take a cue from the Saint Laurent, Fendi, and Erdem runways and get funky with our favorite fall boot trend – patterns. Add a bold, conversation-starting bootie to your lewk and finish it off with a bag in THE color of the season: power red. 

Sam Edelman boots, $160, nordstrom.com; Elizabeth and James dress, $445, nordstrom.com; Rag & Bone bag, $395, rag-bone.com; Elizabeth and James earrings, $175, nordstrom.com

If It's Casual Friday...

Dress up your favorite denim with sleek over-the-knee boots and a streamlined blazer. This combo will easily become your favorite comfy yet sophisticated pairing. When you're off duty, just ditch the all-business topper. 

Stuart Weitzman boots, $798, nordstrom.com; Paige jeans, $189, nordstrom.com; Vince sweater, $320,nordstrom.com; The Kooples blazer, $495, thekooples.com; Halogen earrings, $35, nordstrom.com

If You Walk or Bike to Work...

For days when it's basically a monsoon outside, non-clunky rain boots will totally save you (and your look). Wear them with a shift dress, tights, and a just-edgy-enough backpack for a vibe that's fun but still says, 'I'm a professional.' 

Hunter boots, $195, nordstrom.com; Theory dress, $315, nordstrom.com; 3.1 Phillip Lim bag, $550, 31philliplim.com; So Fine tights, $9, nordstrom.com

If You Have Plans with Bae Right After Work...

It's ALL about white on your feet this season, and these retro-inspired Steve Madden block-heeled babies are eye-catching but not wallet-busting. Pair 'em with flared leather pants and and head-turning shopper for a look that'll take you from office to date night in a snap. 

Steve Madden boots, $130, nordstrom.com; ALC pants, $995, alcltd.com; 3.1 Phillip Lim sweater, $395, nordstrom.com; Elizabeth and James bag, $495,nordstrom.com

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