Kate Middleton Has Been Wearing This 2021 Boot Trend for Years

If I had to describe Kate Middleton's style, in a word, I'd say traditional. The duchess rarely strays from classic wardrobe essentials that define polish and sophistication. Tailored separates, straight-leg jeans, A-line dresses, double-breasted coats and more are among her repertoire of timeless styles, which she rotates occasion after occasion. 

With an aesthetic so enduring, it would be fair to say that Middleton rarely follows trends. But, by contrast, it seems that at times, trends follow her. Most recently, this can be seen within her penchant for riding boots

Kate Middleton has been a fan of riding boots for years and has been spotted in the same brown leather pair on more than a few occasions. Often worn for royal appearances, the Duchess generally pairs her boots alongside skinny jeans and waterproof jackets to create practical ensembles, though this winter it seems the fashion set is re-thinking the equestrian-inspired shoe completely. 

From Camille Charriere to Thora Valdimars, influencers all over the world are embracing flat, knee-high boots, yet pairing them alongside decidedly more fashion-forward looks. For Charriere, that means Chanel logo tights and an oversize blazer, while for others it means shorts, leather trench coats, or mini dresses. Keep scrolling to see how influencers are styling riding boots this season and shop the trending style below.

Kate Middleton in riding boots: 


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Style Notes: For a royal appearance, Middleton paired her leather riding boots alongside black skinny jeans and a navy jacket. 


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Style Notes: On another occasion, the Duchess wore her favourite riding boots alongside khaki trousers and a green wind-proof jacket. 

How the fashion set are wearing riding boots: 


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Style Notes: Emmanuelle Koffi offers a modern take on styling riding boots, pairing the shoes with a button-down shirt dress and insanely chic, Prada backpack. 


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Style Notes: Camille adds edge to her riding boots by pairing the shoe with Chanel logo-embellished tights, mini shorts and an oversize blazer. 


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Style Notes: Take inspiration from this fashion week attendee and style your riding boots alongside a leather trench and chunky knit. 


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Style Notes: Lorna of Symphony of Silk makes a trench coat outfit look contemporary by pairing it alongside shorts, a roll-neck jumper and knee-high boots. 


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Style Notes: Riding boots can even make your leggings look chic, as evidenced by Thora Valdiamr's look here. Try this look while you're running errands on the weekend. 

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