Actress Victoria Justice rocks dressy black boots over skinny jeans at New York's Rockefeller Center in 2012.

Fall signals the start of boot season, particularly those of the long variety that were tucked away all summer long. Boots with a tall shaft are best worn over jeans; unless the jeans are ultra-wide legs, a knee-high boot will show lumps and bumps under your favorite denim. Besides, you got a spiffy pair of dress boots to show them off -- hiding them under jeans defeats the purpose.

Skinny and More

Pull off long boots and jeans most easily with a pair of fitted skinnies. The snugness through the knee and ankle makes it easy to pull on your boots over top. Rock dark-wash denim and a pair of espresso heeled boots or opt for black or gray skinny jeans with tall black stiletto boots for a dressy evening out. Jeggings make a nice alternative to skinny jeans when you’re looking for the comfort of leggings but need to keep the fit tight. In a pinch, reach for a pair of straight jeans; while they aren’t as tapered as skinnies, they have far less volume around the ankle than other cuts. If bunching still concerns you, pull a pair of socks over the ankles to keep them anchored inside your long boots.