For the last handful of seasons, we’ve seen a noticeable shift in toe silhouette when it comes to ankle boots. Razor-sharp and pointed features have morphed into square shapes that feel like a refreshing nod to the nostalgic trends that have been cropping up everywhere (did you hear? Granny-inspired style is decidedly in). As well, during the most recent fashion month, designers in cities spanning from New York to Paris included square-toe boots in their runway collections, which can only mean one thing: it’s going to be a trend come autumn.
Though we’re in the heat of summer and slipping into a pair of boots may sound slightly too sticky of an endeavor, it’s admittedly a good time to start thinking about what staples you’ll be investing in so you can keep your eye on sales and promotions throughout the upcoming months. To help illustrate why square-toe boots are the footwear trend worth buying into, continue below to see how key influencers are wearing them plus shop our picks to get started on your accessory closet come September.
Let your look nod to 70s-inspired style with an outfit Francoise Hardy would give her stamp of approval on. Wear a pair of tall square-toe boots with a mini skirt and polish it off with a blazer and t-shirt.
If it’s not too hot outside, recreate this look during the summer for a laidback cool vibe. The formula? Crop top, shirt left unbuttoned, flare jeans, and square-toe boots — voila.
Dress down your square-toe boots with a band tee and blue jeans.
Toughen up a romantic pleated skirt with square-toe boots and an oversized blazer.
For a fun effect, pick a pair of square-toe boots in a pop of color and wear trousers in a similar hue for an unexpected approach to tonal dressing.
The French girl way to do square-boots is tres chic, as expected.
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