Tall and thigh-high boots aren't really a summer trend, but since retailers will soon begin bringing in fall and winter items, why not think ahead about your cold weather wardrobe now and consider grabbing some of the boots that stars like Cara Delevingne and Selena Gomez have been wearing?

Granted, they do send a message, so it takes some cultivated confidence to wear them. But paired with the right outfit, they can be more fashion-forward and not quite so much something else that starts with an F.

Cara Delevingne

The hottest bod in modeling right now, Delevingne wore these tough biker-y boots earlier this year. Pairing 'em with a hoodie and shorts is something only taller girls can get away with, but if you want to copy it and you're a statuesque lady with model aspirations (or just a supreme dose of confidence), more power to you.

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Selena Gomez

Teen queen Gomez recently paired caged black boots with built-in peep toes with a black trench and a cascade of waves. This could be a "flasher" look, but Gomez toned it down so it was classic and classy. This is the right way to rock tall boots.

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Rihanna

The always fashionable singer opted for black and white peep toe boots with a t-shirt doubling as a dress. It's an edgy look but it's also easy to copy. Pulling it off? Well, like we said: confidence, ladies.

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Rita Ora

Ora's white majorette-style boots look like leggings. They're mod, but incredibly stylish.

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