A sleek LBD with heels has long been every girl's go-to combination for formal occasions. Lately, though, tall boots have been a trendy alternative to your average pumps when it comes to dressing up. The red snakeskin boots Emily Ratajkowski paired with a black dress are a case in point.
The model attended an InStyle party for those featured in its April issue on Weds. night. She arrived to the event alongside Zac Posen, the designer behind her satiny black midi, and mingled with host and cover girl Ciara once inside.
Seeing as it was a fashion magazine's fete, the celebrity attendees put on their best. Ciara, for instance, wore a leopard-print blazer over a tailored fringe maxi skirt. And as for EmRata, she dressed up her classic black dress with a pair of bright-red snakeskin boots.
The dress is part of Zac Posen's Fall 2019 collection. It features flutter sleeves, a flowy pleated skirt, and a wide neckline that the model seemed to have had taken in. It hits below the knee, leaving just enough leg to show off a pair of tall statement boots like Ratajkowski's.
You didn't expect this notoriously bold dresser to wear a basic heel with her black dress, did you?
She seems to have more than one pair of fiery snakeskin boots in her closet, actually. In Nov., the 27-year-old sported a similar pair by Celine (the same ones Mary-Kate Olsen has also been wearing around) with a white crop top and jeans.
As bold as they are, the boots have proven to be quite versatile. Gigi Hadid, for instance, recently wore her own pair of red snakeskin booties (an affordable alternative by Mango) with a tangerine-colored jumpsuit and it turned out surprisingly chic.
EmRata's latest look is proof that the footwear in question can be adapted to casual weekend looks and formal attire, too. The model's shin-length midi is the hemline of the moment, and what better way to keep your legs warm while sporting the trend?
Needless to say, this is the outfit you'll be living in come spring. Tall boots peaking out under dresses is becoming the new super-versatile and easy-to-recreate formula, so make like EmRata and be the first to try it out. Follow the model's lead immediately by pairing your midi dresses with knee-high boots. The Zoe Report's favorite Ratajkowski-inspired ensembles, ahead.