Gen Z Celebs Are All About These 5 Fall Boot Trends


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There's no doubt that Gen Z is poised to solidify its Hollywood takeover any minute now. For starters, they've got 25-year-old Zendaya headlining blockbuster films, 21-year-old Yara Shahidi forming her own kind of activism, and 21-year-old Addison Rae successfully crossing over from TikTok influencer to bona fide celebrity. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. 

What do all of these Gen Zers have in common? A great sense of style, of course. Below, I've rounded up five boot trends that are common themes among the youngsters, including Olivia Rodrigo, Willow Smith, Lily-Rose Depp, our October 2020 cover star Emma Chamberlain, and more. Plus, shop the editor-approved fall boots that align with each trend. 

1. Extra-Chunky Platform Boots


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On Olivia Rodrigo: Omighty top; Unif skirt; Marc Jacobs boots; Crap Eyewear Sweet Leaf Sunglasses ($89)


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On Willow Smith: Louis Vuitton coat


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On Emma Chamberlain: Alessandra Rich dress; Marc Jacobs boots


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On Charlie D'Amelio: Steve Madden Cobra Leather Boots ($160)

2. Dr. Martens Ankle Boots


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On Olivia Rodrigo: The Cure vintage T-shirt; I.Am.Gia Kiki Pants (sold out); Dr. Martens boots


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On Addison Rae: Dr. Martens boots


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On Hailee Steinfeld: Tre by Natalie Ratabesi jacket; Dr. Martens boots


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On Emma Chamberlain: Louis Vuitton bag; Dr. Martens boots

3. Lace-Up Knee-High Boots


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On Willow Smith: Dr. Martens 1B60 Bex Knee-High Boots ($220)


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On Olivia Rodrigo: Raf Simons sweater; H&M Loves Coachella dress; Dr. Martens boots


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On Blackpink's Jisoo: Dior jacket, skirt, and boots

4. Cowboy Boots


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On Lily-Rose Depp: Chanel sunglasses; Levi's shorts


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On Addison Rae: Shyanne Dublin Western Boots ($170)

5. Tall, Heeled Black Boots


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On Hailee Steinfeld: Louis Vuitton boots


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On Yara Shahidi: Alexander McQueen dress, boots, belt, and earrings


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On Jordyn Woods: Naked Wardrobe dress


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On Addison Rae: Princess Polly tank top; Urban Outfitters skirt; Nasty Gal boots


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On Chloë Bailey: Jimmy Choo boots


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Erin Fitzpatrick
Senior News Editor

Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 12 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of senior news editor (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.