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A classic boot to adapt straight from the wardrobe of Princess Di and into yours.
A royal favourite and Sloane Ranger essential, the revived popularity of the riding boot owes a lot to Kate Middleton, and, arguably, a lot more to Hermes, Ann Demeulemeester and of course Bottega Veneta. Whilst they embody polish, sophistication and tradition, you don’t have to ride horses or pair them with pearls and a wax jacket to get the look. Fashion thoroughbreds are putting a decidedly more daring spin on the classic style by pairing their Prada runway riding boots with oversized leather blazers, minimalist silhouettes and even disco pants.
If you’re channelling the Duchess of Cambridge, Gucci’s leather pair come with elegant equestrian details which are hallmarks of the Italian fashion house. Alternatively, opt for Ann Demeulemeester’s signature knee-highs or Givenchy’s gilded version for a more fashion-forward take on the trend. We’re chomping at the bit to get our feet into Bottega Veneta’s hit of the season – sold out everywhere for now. AW21, we’re looking at you.
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