- With a mini skirt or shorts
- With bermudas
- With a bent shaft
- With trousers tucked in
- With a suit
- In a layered look
- As the main focus
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Fashion has taken another turn, and the boots have appeared again in almost all collections of the fall-winter 2020/21 season: from Off-White to Bottega Veneta. I love these shoes for their convenience and versatility: the same pair can be worn in completely different ways. The most fashionable boots are made of patent leather, which can be either black or brighter colors. Boots with unusual details are also relevant: elongated rectangular toes (Proenza Schouler), lacing along the entire length of the shoe (Moschino) or with an unusual - beveled, curly or increased - heel (Sportmax). Some designers have presented boots that fit the leg like a second skin. But I advise you to choose models with a slightly looser shaft: they look good on any figure.
1 of 6 Alexander McQueen, fall-winter 2020/21 © Balmain press service, fall-winter 2020/21 © Sportmax press service, fall-winter 2020/21 © Off-White press service, fall-winter 2020/21 © press service of Oscar de la Renta, fall-winter 2020/21 © press service of Proenza Schouler, fall-winter 2020/21 © press service
Method 1.With a mini skirt or shorts
When combining boots with a short skirt, several nuances must be taken into account. First, ditch tight-fitting clothes to avoid flashy sexuality. The mini-skirt should be A-line, and if you decide to replace it with shorts, then choose loose and slightly flared models made of thick fabric. Second, balance the proportions and wear over-the-knee boots. It can be a cozy sweater or a jacket from a man's shoulder, and for chilly weather the hits of this season are suitable - a cape or a woolen poncho.
Combining boots with a short dress © Edward Berthelot / Getty Images
Method 2.With Bermudas
Treads look great when paired with bermudas. For the Russian climate, this is a more viable option than a short skirt or shorts, especially if you choose a thing made of wool, suiting or eco-leather. The length should be such that the edge of the bermuda overlaps the bootleg. If you want to make your legs visually longer, then choose both things in the same color scheme. You can complement the set with a sweater or turtleneck, and a silk blouse will help transform the image into an evening one.
Combining over the knee boots with Bermuda shoes © Edward Berthelot / Getty Images
Method 3.With the shaft tucked in
Treads are also good because they can be put on in several ways. So, the Australian designer Dion Lee at the fall-winter 2020/21 collection show tucked the bootlegs at the boots, turning them into a kind of pipes. I advise you to take the technique into service if the base image needs a spectacular accent. Treads with a tucked boot are best worn with skirts at least below the knee to balance the proportions. They can also be combined with a dress - for example, knitted with a textured rib.
Roll-up treads © Edward Berthelot / Getty Images
Method 4.With trousers tucked in
Once upon a time, jeans tucked into boots were considered an indicator of bad taste. But not today. This season, it is fashionable to tuck into shoes not only jeans, but also any other trousers: from classic bananas to leather straight ones, while lowering the top of the boots a little so that it gathers with an accordion.
If you are ready for fashion experiments, then try tucking loose trousers into the boots so that folds hang over the bootleg. In this case, the upper part of the image can be tight-fitting and even slightly revealing: for example, a thin turtleneck will do. You can go the more conventional route by wearing over the knee boots with skinny jeans, as suggested by Edi Slimane, creative director at Celine. To avoid undesirable associations with the 2000s, the top should be free and reach at least mid-thigh.
Combining boots with trousers © Edward Berthelot / Getty Images
Method 5.With a suit
A cropped blazer and a miniskirt are the ensemble most often seen at the fall-winter 2020/21 shows. Add over the knee boots to it and get a permissibly daring look in the spirit of the 80s. If you want to look even more stylish, then make a monochrome total look, while remembering that there are other colors in the palette besides black, gray and beige. I also love the idea of wearing a loose, masculine-cut pantsuit, tucking the pants back into the boots. It looks strange, but trying new things is important to develop your personal style.
Combination of boots with a suit © instagram.com/maryleest
Method 6. In a multilayer look
Treads allow you to warm the image and at the same time stay in trend, which is important for the upcoming subzero temperatures. With the help of high shoes, you can play with layering and find use even for summer clothes. Try wearing boots with a slip dress or linen-style skirt, and add a sweater or knitted cardigan on top. As outerwear, you can choose a maxi-length coat or an open-cut down jacket.
Layered over the knee boots © Edward Berthelot / Getty Images
Method 7. As the main focus
This season, the statement over the knee boots are especially relevant: colored, wide and long, as, for example, in the collaboration between Manolo Blahnik and Rihanna, who appeared in Jennifer Lopez's video “Ain't Your Mama”. You can stylize such boots in any of the above ways, but remembering one important rule: the remaining elements of the image should be kept in calm dark colors.
Treads as an accent © Edward Berthelot / Getty Images
Where to buy boots
1 of 30 Balenciaga, 177,000 rubles. (TSUM) © press service Amina Muaddi, 92,546 rubles. (farfetch.com) © press service Brunello Cucinelli, 136,200 rubles. (Brunello Cucinelli) © press service Stuart Weitzman, RUB 61,940 with discount (No One) © Chloé press service, 106,000 rubles. (TSUM) © press service of Alberta Ferretti, RUB 81,700 (Petrovsky passage) © Bottega Veneta press service, 106,500 rubles. (TSUM) © Alexandre Vauthier press service, RUB 87,825 (farfetch.com) © press service 1017 ALYX 9SM, 56 819 rub. (farfetch.com) © Jimmy Choo press service, RUB 104,000 (yoox.com) © press service Ermanno Scervino, 106 150 rubles. (GUM) © Alexander McQueen press service, 146,500 rubles. (TSUM) © press service Baldinini, 46 790 rubles. with discounts (No One) © Celine press service, RUB 76,000 (yoox.com) © Saint Laurent press service, 114,000 rubles. (TSUM) © Marni press service, RUB 141,485(farfetch.com) © Elisabetta Franchi press service, RUR 58,302 (Elisabetta Franchi) © Prada press service, 115,000 rubles. (Prada) © press service Giovanni Fabiani, 24 870 rubles. with discount (Rendez-Vous) © Strategia press service, 23 930 rubles. with a discount (Rendez-Vous) © Santoni press service, 94,000 rubles. ("Cashmere and Silk") © Gray Mer press service, 57,190 rubles. with discount (No One) © Nearly Naked press service, 49 900 rubles. (L'Appartement) © press service Principe Di Bologna, 35 190 rubles. with discount (No One) © press service of Ernesto Dolani, 16 010 rubles. with discount (Rendez-Vous) © Ralf Ringer press service, 8490 rubles. with discount (Ralf Ringer) © Geox press service, 16,990 rubles. (Geox) © press service "Econika", 16,990 rubles. ("Econika") © press service & Other Stories, 19,990 rubles. (& Other Stories) © Arket press service, 24,900 rubles.(arket.com) © press service>