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How To Show Off Your Legs Even When It’s Sweater Weather

Pants are optional this fall.

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Temperatures may be falling, but the fashion world operates on its own hemisphere, which means that September is red-hot. We may have traded in our bikinis for coats faster than you can say “sweater weather,” but that only means more sartorial options to play with when it comes to showing off a hint of skin, whether it be a glimpse of off-the-shoulder smolder or – our personal favorite – highlighting our glorious gams.

Lay off the same old pair of leggings and show your legs this fall some love with our favorite styling tricks:

When in doubt, go thigh high


Rocking a pair of thigh-highs may seem intimidating, but in reality the fashion set’s favorite boot is surprisingly versatile. They’re the perfect solution for the pieces of your summer wardrobe that could still pass for fall, such as denim shorts and mini-dresses, and look downright sexy paired with a difficult-to-do-right sweater dress. If you’ll be hanging around Fashion Week and hoping to be street-spotted, you can even pair them with a Vetements-style oversized hoodie for major streetwear cred.
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Missguided black faux suede over the knee boots - $76
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Topshop BOXER High Leg Patent Boots - $190
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Zara Gathered Leather Over The Knee High Heel Boots - $159
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Splendid Ruby Over The Knee Boot - $249
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Zara Lace-Up Flat Over The Knee Boots - $90
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Revamp Blair Waldorf's Wardrobe

 
A favorite ensemble of well-put-together women everywhere, from the Upper East Side in New York to the 16th arrondissement in Paris, is the classic miniskirt + tights combo, which usually incorporates some kind of plaid piece styled with a pair of knit stockings. We love a good fall tartan, don’t get us wrong, but this outfit’s cachet lies in the fact that you can play with a variety of different looks. For a society-girl-gone-punk look, pair the sleekest vinyl skirt you can find with a pair of fishnets. But if you’re feeling more Parisian, a corduroy mini with a pair of sheer black tights is the French-girl take on this foolproof formula.
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Urban Outfitters BDG Uncut Corduroy Button-Front Skirt - $59
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Urban Outfitters Leather Snakeskin Miniskirt - $129
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Elvi Brown PU Wrap Mini Skirt - $43
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Topshop Supersize Fishnet Tights - $12
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Modcloth You've Been Warmed Thigh Highs - $20
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Slit It Up


There’s nothing more fashionable than garments with surprising contrasts, ranging from Gigi Hadid’s detachable jeans that transform into booty shorts, to the comparatively tamer calf-grazing maxi dress with a slit to the upper thigh. To add an autumn flair (and some warmth) to this summery piece, throw on a plush leather or jean jacket over the dress and knot a silk scarf around your neck. Insider tip: for a runway-worthy statement, pull on a pair of thigh-high boots underneath, and hola, Balenciaga!
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Nasty Gal Hell or High Maxi Dress - $50
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Reformation Veronica Skirt - $178
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ASOS CURVE Woven Wrap Maxi Beach Dress in Oversized Bright Tapestry - $45
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Nasty Gal Cheetahs Always Prosper Maxi Skirt - $50
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Channel your inner parisian


A favorite of French #girlbosses, the mid-thigh or mid-calf outerwear paired with a bare leg and ankle boots is probably one of the sexiest autumn ensembles that still remains office-friendly. To keep the look polished, pair your outerwear with a classy skirt or pair of shorts (we suggest a high-quality leather or plaid), and slip on a chic pair of sock boots for a runway-worthy stride. But if the cold is really getting to you, a pair of thigh-highs always saves the day. What did we say: they really are fall’s secret weapon for showing off that hint of leg.
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&Other Stories Alpaca Coat - $245
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Topshop Madame Sock Boots - $65
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&Other Stories Leather Ankle Boots - $155
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