Over the past few years, we have seen plenty of Y2K trends fall back into the fashion realm, from low-rise denim to micro-mini skirts. This winter, Y2K mania continues with the return of the wedge boot. While the boot is controversial, it is no doubt a popular pick this winter, being made by a variety of retailers at a variety of price points and in a wide range of styles. Jimmy Choo is arguably one of the biggest wedge boot dealers in the market right now with its Blake Boots. The style is even endorsed by model Kendal Jenner, who was the muse for the brand’s most recent campaign (via Instagram).
Wedge shoes in general seemed to rise in popularity over the summer, so their trickle into the boot scene is not surprising. “It was only a matter of time before the market followed, and the trend made its way to boots,” Ryan Kleman, Moda Operandi’s director of accessories, told The Zoe Report. The trend has proven to be versatile enough for plenty of brands to hop on the trend, and each wedge boot still looks completely original. If you’re looking for ways to spice up your wardrobe with this classic yet unique silhouette but don’t know where to begin, we have your back! We have curated five amazing ways to style the wedge boot trend.
With an oversized blazer
Oversized blazers are a wardrobe staple, so it is only fitting that it goes perfectly with the wedge boot trend. The contrast between the boot and the formal blazer makes for an eye-catching outfit, particularly if you wear taller boots. Wearing a wedge boot that goes up to or past the knees combines two of this season’s hottest trends- knee-high boots and wedges. Tiffany Hsu, Mytheresa’s vice president of fashion buying, recommends oversized blazers and coats with any wedge boot that reaches the knees as it gives a sophisticated silhouette (via The Zoe Report).
With a two-piece set
Two-piece sets are some of the easiest pieces to style, and they look particularly incredible with wedge boots. For winter, try styling tall wedge boots with a co-ord skirt set. This look is polished and put-together, but will also keep you warm on those cold winter days. We personally love a plaid skirt and blazer set with knee-high wedge boots (via Instagram). This look is perfect for a night out or a day in the office; just change your jewelry and bag.
For a night out
The wedge is the ultimate boot for a night out. Forget stilettos! Wedges are a million times easier to walk (or dance) in and they go just as good, if not better than traditional stiletto boots. Wear short wedge booties with a mini dress to show off more leg or go for a more modest look with knee-high wedge boots. We recommend an all-black look with black knee-high wedge boots, a black mini dress, and a black longline coat (via Instagram).
For a casual-chic look
Who says boots can’t be worn with joggers? If you are like us and are wearing joggers or leggings out of the house this winter, boots can be a great alternative to sneakers. Boots will elevate your sporty and casual looks, especially wedge boots. We love wearing tall wedge boots over our favorite black leggings and an oversized cardigan for a comfy, yet cute look (via Instagram). A fan-favorite way to style wedge ankle booties is with joggers and a slouchy sweater. This will help you look put-together while staying cozy.
With pants tucked in
Tucking your pants into boots is nothing new, as it has been around for decades as a way to keep your pants clean and prevent them from snagging onto loose debris. Today, tucking your pants into boots is more of a fashion statement than a means of practicality. Tall wedge boots are no different than other boots, as they look great when pants are tucked into them. We love when pants are tucked into knee-high wedge boots, as it gives for an overall sophisticated yet laid-back look (via Instagram).