Kendall’s wearing them. So is Hailey. Even arch-nemesis Selena Gomez donned a pair. Meet, or perhaps re-meet, to-the-knee boots; a kind of knee-hovering high boot which doesn’t make it all the way to your thighs nor sit at unflattering calf-length, rather finishes just below the knee with sartorial glee.
A Hollywood favourite, to-the-knee boots have been the go-to boot of Spring, with a slew of celebrities opting for a pair and proving the style’s infinite versatility. Kendall Jenner has been the biggest proponent of the trend, wearing hers with everything from skimpy cardigans-come-micro-dresses to flirty flip dresses.
While the ex-Ms Bieber, Selena Gomez, opted for a slouchy, 70s-inspired pair alongside her printed Ganni dress just last week.
But perhaps the best example was the streets of Paris Fashion Week, where the most stylish championed variations of to-the-knee boots. There was Eva Chen’s lilac-hued snake boot, Brittany Xavier’s classic black patent pair, or the metallic gold croc pair both Ki Eunse and Linda Tol wore to the Chanel show.
Dramatic – but not thigh-high, Pretty Woman-provocative dramatic – the to-the-knee boot presents itself as the perfect somewhere-in-the-middle option which works with just about anything. Be it with an mannish oversized blazer for a little gender-bending seduction or tucked into jeans for a cool-girl spin, it’s the ultimate trans-seasonal boot for both day and night.
Our pick? Stuart Weitzman’s Milla 60 Boot. With soft stretch shade and a sturdy yet sleek block heel, its style possibilities are seemingly endless.
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Milla 60 Boot, Stuart Weitzman, $730. shop now