Emily Ratajkowski Wore Leggings With an Anti-Sneaker Trend You'd Never Expect

Emily Ratajkowski never ceases to amaze me with how often she reinvents the outfit wheel. She's a pro at taking basics and making them surprisingly exciting by pairing them with trendy items you'd never expect. In fact, she does this practically every time she steps out of the house. This week, leggings were the basic that got the EmRata treatment.

January is the time of year when being comfortable and cosy are key, so I was pleased to see that Ratajkowski is also prioritising comfort (in the form of leggings) at the moment. This week, she stepped out in New York wearing a long, colourful coat, black T-shirt, and black leggings rolled down at the waist to make them low-rise (a very EmRata thing to do).

Aside from the rolled-waistband leggings, what really stood out to me about her look is that she opted to wear trendy moto-inspired knee-high boots instead of something more typical, like sneakers or loafers. But if you think about it, leggings are kind of the perfect thing to wear with knee-high boots. In this era of baggy trousers and jeans, I struggle to find things to wear with knee boots, so why not leggings?

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(Image credit: Backgrid/Ulices Ramales )

On Emily Ratajkowski: Yves Salomon coat; Balenciaga Cagole Knee Boots (£1750)

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This post originally appeared on Who What Wear US. 

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.