While tucking your pants into knee-high boots may not sound very new, this season, the styling trick—adored by the fashion set—has a fresh and modern silhouette. We’re not talking skinny jeans that easily slide into knee-high boots. That stylish combo is a classic we can always pull out of a hat. The buzz right now is around pants that are slightly baggy in shape tucked into roomy knee-high boots, where the pants puff ever so slightly over the top of the boots.
Okay, so right about now, you might be conjuring up images of swashbuckling pirates or Puss in Boots, but the styling trick has major legs (no pun intended) in the fashion world this season, and the F/W 20 runways confirmed that it has staying power for next season, too.
Throughout fashion month, the street style set showed their devotion to the trend by wearing an abundance of pantsuits, balloon-leg jeans, and paper-bag trousers with boots, giving the average pair of pants a refreshingly modern, fashion-forward look. To pull it off, opt for carrot-shape pants that are roomy at the thigh, slim at the calf, and high on the waist, along with boots that aren’t skintight. Take a look below at how fashion girls are wearing the trend right now, and shop the best pieces to nail the style.
On the F/W 20 runway:
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The styling trick proved it's got staying power for next season too, as seen at the Alberta Ferretti F/W 20 runway during Milan Fashion Week.
On the street:
For a streamlined desk-to-drinks ensemble, go for a tonal look void of any complicated prints or patterns.