On paper, Emily Ratajkowski and I don't exactly have much in common, but as the saying goes, you learn something new every day. Spoiler alert: That's certainly the case today, as I've just discovered that EmRata is just as in love with the Zara boots I've been mulling over as I am. How do I know this? She's already wore them.
I have something of a photographic memory when it comes to celebrity sightings, and upon scrolling Zara's new-in section, when I happened to stumble across the most perfect pair of boots, I had a feeling I had seen them before. Casting my mind back through my mental archives, I landed on an outfit that Emily Ratajkowski wore around this time last year which featured the very same Zara boots. Hers are the 2021 iteration, which feature a slightly glossier finish. Aside from that, her Zara boots are identical to the pair that have just landed on-site. A year later, they look just as current as the first time she stepped out in them, which only attests to their versatility.
Of course, if EmRata's worn them, that means the reissued pair are likely to sell out just as fast as the OG pair did. I like to be mindful about every purchase I make, and seldom do I feel swayed to buy something that a celebrity has worn on that basis alone, but perhaps this is the sign I need to finally invest in a pair of Western boots, which, in case you didn't know, just so happen to be one of the biggest trends of the year.
That said, Western boots have enduring appeal, too, and are certainly not a one-off for the new season. You need only look to Isabel Marant, whose Western boots continue to be in-demand year after year—and not just in the winter. Western is one of the only boot styles that fashion people continuously in the summer months, too, making them a year-round staple.
Right now, though, I'd quite like to wear them, well, just as Ratajkowski has—with a pair of jeans tucked in, a roll-neck and an oversized blazer. If, however, you're not as into the Western vibe as I am, scroll on to see the other excellent knee-high boots that have just landed on Zara.
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This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.
Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over twelve years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories, and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, works closely with influencer talent on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media. Previously, Maxine appeared on TV in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.
Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship, she was offered a position on the Look magazine fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. She went on to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others. Maxine works remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh.
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