We're not going to lie to you: The whole tucking trousers into boots thing is laden with off-beat fashion references you may not be keen on. Swashbuckling pirates do it. Puss in Boots would be nothing without it. There's plenty of said layering at any given Panto come Christmastime. But there are also some fantastic fashion moments that will counteract any naysaying out in the wider world.
Think of all the times Kate Moss has looked so rock 'n' roll over the years wearing knee-high boots pulled over ultra-skinny jeans, or the fact that right now there's a stylist that everyone's dying to work worth (that's Ursina Gysi), and she barely steps out into the public domain without wearing her pants like this. One of our favourite bloggers, Evangelie of Style Heroine, has been wearing her '80s-style formula below on repeat for some time now.
I predict numerous designers will take off from where they left off last autumn/winter and show this styling idea again for the coming season—it's been historically popular in French circles with the likes of Isabel Marant and Saint Laurent backing the look for some time. It may seem daunting, but the idea has already crept onto the streets, culminating in quite a noticeable layering bang during last month's Copenhagen Fashion Week schedule.
So keep reading to see the many ways you can tuck trousers into your boots.
Style Notes: Trust Giorgia Tordini to already have the Saint Laurent boots. She's worn them to modern perfection with her skinny black jeans and a tailored blazer. Copy and paste this immediately.
Style Notes: Perhaps one of the most daring versions we've seen to date, Darja Barannik took a bold step forward last week with python-print raspberry boots layered over wide-leg trousers in a matching hue.