When she’s not cracking us up on Instagram and Twitter, Chrissy Teigen is busy strutting around in killer outfits we routinely want to emulate. Whether she’s on the red carpet with her equally stylish husband John Legend or out and about with her insanely adorable children, the model-mogul always delivers on the outfit inspiration front. And for the colder months ahead, Chrissy Teigen’s slouchy boot habit is one to adopt.
A major hit in the footwear department last year, slouchy boots are continuing to trend in 2018 — gotta love fashion’s nostalgia fixation — prominently seen amid designer collections like The Row, Paul Andrew, Gianvito Rossi, and Aquazzura. Whether in supple leather or smooth suede, the new-season look is all about styling the silhouette du jour with flowing maxi skirts and dresses, micro minis (á la the 80s) as well as tailored separates and chic outerwear.
Though we’re not quite ready for hefty layers, we perused Chrissy’s lineup of slouchy-boot outfits, which ranges from daytime attire to after-dark ensembles, and found that they’re suited for both in-between temperatures and the chillier months ahead. While her aesthetic oscillates between polished and edgy, she consistently reaches for neutral-colored boots in shades of oatmeal, tan, and black—all versatile choices to wear repeatedly through fall and winter — pairing them with everything from ankle-sweeping duster coats to mini and knee-length dresses.
If you’re dying to work a slouchy boot into rotation now, we suggest doing so with a flowing maxi skirt or prairie-style dress — the weight of a boot will offset styles that read a bit sweet and perfectly transition those that are a decidedly summery, especially if you go for a Western-inspired style.
Ahead, we’re decoding four of Chrissy’s stylish slouchy boot outfit formulas, from those made up of transitional layers to cold-weather get-ups you can prep for later in the season. Plus, shop similar slouchy boots to recreate each look on your own, all from affordable brands, so you won’t break the bank.
The perfect desk-to-dinner outfit, Chrissy proves how a pair of nude leather boots pairs flawlessly with a knitted dress, whether you wear the pieces solo, layer on a blazer, or top the look with a cool coat.
For a stylish show of leg, Chrissy styled an ankle-grazing denim coat over a mini hemline with tall slouchy boots in a warm shade of brown. To make it totally transitional, copying her wide-brim hat is a must.
A fail-safe look for date night, Chrissy is exemplary when it comes to making an over-the-knee pair of boots appear chic. Sticking to an all-noir palette, a minimal coat brings balance to her fitted, knee-length dress all the while keeping her slouchy boots in the spotlight.
To downplay a higher heel, Chrissy went for a long-line utility jacket and beanie to offset her sandy suede pair. To ease your way into a slouchy look, this similar boot by Mango folds ever-so-slightly at the ankle.