Over the past few years, we’ve seen many Y2K trends trickle back into the realm of fashion, from low-rise denim to micro-mini skirts. This winter, the Y2K madness continues with the return of the wedge boot. Although the boot is controversial, it is undoubtedly a popular choice this winter, made by a variety of retailers at varying price points and in a wide range of styles. Jimmy Choo is arguably one of the biggest stockists of wedge boots on the market right now with its Blake Boots. The style is even endorsed by model Kendal Jenner, who served as the face of the brand’s latest campaign (via instagram).
Wedges in general seemed to be growing in popularity over the summer, so their trickle into the boot scene is no surprise. “It was only a matter of time before the market followed suit, and the trend is towards boots,” said Ryan Kleman, accessories director at Moda Operandi. The Zoe Report. The trend has proven versatile enough that many brands have jumped on the trend, and every wedge boot still looks completely original. If you’re looking for ways to spice up your wardrobe with this classic yet unique silhouette, but aren’t sure where to start, we’ve got you covered! We’ve picked five amazing ways to style the wedge boot trend.
With an oversized blazer
Oversized blazers are a wardrobe staple, so it’s only fitting that they pair perfectly with the wedge boot trend. The contrast between the boot and the formal blazer makes it an eye-catching outfit, especially if you wear taller boots. Wearing a wedge boot that goes up to the knees or above combines two of this season’s hottest trends: tall boots and wedges. Tiffany Hsu, vice president of fashion buying at Mytheresa, recommends oversized blazers and coats with any wedge boot that reaches the knees because it lends 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 especially amazing with wedge boots. For winter, try wearing tall wedge boots with a set of matching skirts. This look is polished and put together, but will also keep you warm on cold winter days. We personally love a plaid skirt and blazer with knee-high wedge boots (via instagram). This look is perfect for a night out or a day at the office; just change your jewelry and bag.
For a night
The wedge is the ultimate boot for a night out. Forget the stilettos! Wedges are a million times easier to walk (or dance) and they fit just as well, if not better, than traditional stiletto boots. Wear cropped wedge ankle boots 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 long black coat (via instagram).
For a casual-chic look
Who said boots can’t be worn with jogging? If you’re like us and wear joggers or leggings outside the house this winter, boots can be a great alternative to sneakers. Boots will enhance your sporty and casual looks, especially wedge boots. We love to wear high 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 boots is with joggers and a loose sweater. This will help you look well-dressed while still being comfortable.
With pants tucked in
Tuck your pants into boots is nothing new, as it’s been around for decades to keep your pants clean and prevent them from snagging on debris. Today, tucking your pants into boots is more of a fashion statement than a practical one. Tall wedge boots are no different from other boots because they look great when the pants are tucked into them. We love when the pants are tucked into knee-high wedge boots, because it gives a sophisticated yet casual look (via instagram).