Kate Middleton and Mary-Kate Olsen Agree: This Boot Trend Is Made for Skinnies

Skinny jeans will never go "out," and that's a fact. Just take a look at any one of the handful of celebrities who seem to cling to the perennial denim staple. Season after season, we turn to these style stars to inform us of the freshest ways to style our skinnies, and according to them, all signs point to one boot trend in particular—riding boots—that just so happen to pair flawlessly with classic skinny jeans.

Kate Middleton has long been a fan of these flat, knee-high boots, and there are plenty of her outfits to get inspired by. They also happen to be approved by Mary-Kate Olsen. (When MK and Ashley wear something cool, you know we're quick to follow suit.) We spotted riding boots all over the AW22 runways from a whole host of brands, such as Brandon Maxwell, Celine, and Tory Burch, so if you're looking to get in on the trend, there's certainly no lack of options. Keep scrolling to see how Middleton and Olsen wear riding boots, to see how they're styled on Instagram, and to shop the equestrian trend for yourself.

1. On Celebrities


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On Middleton: Penelope Chilvers Long Tassel Boots (£475)

This is a casual outfit formula Middleton tends to repeat often, involving a utility jacket, skinny jeans, and, of course, riding boots.


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We've noticed how she sticks to dark neutrals with this combo. Black jeans and brown leather boots look so polished together.


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Photographed at a horse show, Olsen wore traditional boots made for competition, but the equestrian trend can be worn well beyond the saddle.


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Angelina Jolie wore Tod's Timeless Boots (£900) to run some errands in Los Angeles.

2. On the Runway


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Brandon Maxwell proved they're the perfect match for your skinny jeans. 


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Over-the-knee styles were spotted in full force at Tory Burch, styled with (drumroll, please) skinny jeans.

3. On Instagram


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Khaite's Derby boots, pictured here, became a street style It item during the latest fashion weeks.


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Grab a boxy blazer to re-create this casual-cool ensemble.


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The boots are a favourite among NYC girls, too.

Up next, I Just Know These H&M, Mango and Arket Boots Will Sell Out First

This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. 

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