The former US first lady Michelle Obama’s glittering over-the-knee boots have caused quite a stir around the fashion world.

She matched the style staple from Balenciaga with a bright yellow dress while discussing her new book, Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama, with Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker at a book promotion event in New York last week.

We all agree that winter is all about boots – and this year these long and sexy boots are the must-have item.

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Yet while they may have looked great when you tried them on in the shop, you might face the same conundrum as some other people: you are not quite sure how to style them.

If you think there are more options than simply wearing a long, plain sweater over these babies then you’re right!

Here are some fun ways to make the most out of your favourite wardrobe item du jour.

Trench coat

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Look fierce and sexy by having these boots peek out from an unbuttoned trench coat.

Make sure your skirt or shorts are above the hemline for a more suggestive look.

Denim on denim

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Dress them down with some jeans and a denim jacket.

Just because you’re wearing sky-high boots doesn’t mean you can’t rough it.

‘Full rider’ look

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Go traditional and style a beige-and-black rider look and power dress for the office.

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Short and cheeky

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It goes without saying that a large sweater is a no-brainer when it comes to over-the-knee-boots.

Yet adding some cheeky stripes with a hemline just on the top of the boots adds a whole lot of personality to the look.

Flowy dress

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Extend your boot season all the way into spring as a flowy patterned dress softens the style.

Pencil skirts

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Having an uninterrupted line from the end of the skirt to the boot feels sleek and chic, not to mention keeping your shins warm.

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A-line skirts

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We think A-line skirts made a comeback just to go with these boots.

While knee-high socks and Dr Martens were worn with these in the 1990s, sexy long boots are a much better match.

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