It's 2021, and Riding Boots Are as Timely as Ever—Here Are 10 Outfits to Try

As far as wardrobe classics go, riding boots rank up there with the best. But lately, with its platform relatives and stiletto siblings getting all of the attention, it's easy to overlook the silhouette's understated ease. Well today, I'm shifting the attention back on this timeless staple, starting with talking about all the ways to wear it. 

Fashion people can cycle through a lot of trends in a matter of months, but riding boots are one of those things that never quite leave. You can always find a pair drifting subtly in the background of wintertime outfit snaps. This also means they're a staple that will forever be in rotation regardless of which trends come and go. Right now, there are so many great reasons to pull out your faithful pair of riding boots or splurge on a new pair if you haven't yet. Keep clicking below to check out all of the fresh ways to wear riding boots this season and to get some inspiration of your own.

According to French girls, wearing shorts is a year-round affair. If your legs can withstand the chill, they're an out-of-the-box complement to riding boots that captures the Parisian spirit.

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@basicstouch

Leggings and riding boots are a match made in sartorial heaven, so it makes perfect sense that pairing them with an oversize sweater creates an effortless go-to 'fit for when you're in a rush.

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@sofiamcoelho

The juxtaposition of black riding boots with a white coat screams crisp and cool.

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@sasha.mei

A roomy sweater and leggings are the key to keeping riding boots casual.

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@veneti.a

When commuting to the office becomes a normal part of my routine, this look will be in my head rent-free. While a sweaterdress is pretty simple, it's the sophisticated coat, sleek riding boots, and structured bag that take this look to the next level.

Play up proportions with a cropped jacket and paper-bag pants for another take on French-girl style.

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@luciacuesta_

It's a fact: Printed dresses are always more fun with boots, and that's especially true when it comes to patent leather.

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@fakerstrom

Here's a lesson in how to do elevated casual. Style your riding boots with skinny jeans, a wool coat, and a sweater over the shoulders.

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@_jessicaskye

Sometimes, a one-piece outfit is the best way to give your riding boots some shine.

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@leiasfez

I'm back with another trusty shorts-and-riding-boots combo—this time with the addition of a chic wool coat.

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