Falling between booties and knee-high boots are mid-calf boots. This middle child used to get harped on for its in-between length and stodgy shape, but look out kids — there's a new boot in town!

The modern mid-calf boot is cut slightly wider around the top to provide much-needed leg room, not to mention making jean tucking a breeze. Take a look-see at Ugly Betty's Becki Newton. Zone in on her amazing Jeffrey Campbell boots; the laid-back style goes perfectly with her light brown dress. The grommet embellishment adds a nice touch to this simple ensemble. She's the perfect example of how a person of petite height — she's only five-foot-two — can pull this off. No fear.