It’s official: slouchy boots have been given the green light for AW18. Once acceptable in the eighties, unstructured silhouettes have been revived for the modern day, with streamlined shapes, and covetable colours of black and burgundy that make them instantly wearable. Here, we explore the footwear trend’s re-emergence on the runways, and show you four ways to wear slouch boots for the season ahead.
On The Runway
L-R: Alberta Ferretti FW 18/19 | Tibi FW 18/19 | Givenchy FW 18/19
A myriad of major designers sent slouchy boots down the runways during last February’s fashion shows, cementing them as a style staple for AW18. Plum palettes were spotted at Alberta Ferretti, while Tibi caused a clash of colour with a shocking pink pair worn with tonal hues of blush. Meanwhile, over at Givenchy, slouchy, ankle-length designs in burnt orange gave the comeback trend a cool, contemporary aesthetic.
1. Minimal Impact
The simplest way to keep slouchy boots in focus? Wear them with a mini. Crafted from plush black velvet, and embroidered with small, delicate flowers, this A-line design makes the subtlest of statements, and makes sure this season’s ‘it’ boot doesn’t blend into the background. Finish the look with a button-up blouse in soft white.
2. Vintage Mood
Nodding to the nostalgia from decades past, slouchy boots are a must for this season’s free-flowing midis. Printed with vintage florals in a dark, autumnal colour palette, this hanky-hem design pairs perfectly with burgundy boots for that straight-out-of-the-seventies feel. Complement the berry tones with a plum-hued hobo bag.
3. Denim Devout
Want to keep it fuss-free? Put your trust in your favourite black skinny jeans, tucking them into a pair of slouch boots for classic cool. Stick to the twilight tones with a button-up shirt in black, printed with shooting stars that create a quietly ethereal mood.
4. Cord Cravings
Like slouchy boots, corduroy has also reinstated its style status for AW18. Invite both trends into your new-season wardrobe with a button-up pinafore in plush black fabric, layered over a pussy-bow blouse and teamed with soft suede boots. A smart boxy bag brings ties the whole look together.