It's easy to fall into the habit of turning to your tried-and-true black boots as the grounding element in all of your fall outfits. After all, the classic color does pair well with everything you own. But one quick look at Olivia Culpo's red boots and you might be convinced to trade in your trusty, neutral-hued shoes for crimson ones. There's a good chance the cheery footwear staple will be the best addition to your cold-weather lineup.
The majority of Culpo's best ensembles have one thing in common: they're all styled with some sort of poppy-colored boot, whether it's a slouchy silhouette or a foot-hugging sock heel. It's safe to say the model knows the power of a red shoe and won't be veering away from the statement-making style anytime soon.
Though red can be an intimidating shade to wear, Culpo demonstrates that an easy way to lean into the trend is with cherry-colored boots. If you're feeling bold, tuck your favorite light-wash jeans into a pair of tall red boots to really make them pop. But if you want just a subtle splash of color, style flared trousers over crimson sock booties to allow just a bit of the fiery shade to peek through.
Ahead, see how Culpo styles red boots in three different outfits, and shop The Zoe Report's favorites for recreating each look yourself.
The Knee-High Boot
Culpo has mastered the art of piecing together the perfect airport outfit, always dishing out TSA-friendly looks that are both practical and stylish. On her way home to Los Angeles, the model styled a pair of knee-high Giuseppe Zanotti boots with a Fendi black-and-white sweater, which she tucked into her utilitarian-style shorts from celeb-favorite brand I.Am.Gia. The poppy-red boots add a welcomed dose of color to an overall dark-hued ensemble. Plus, they're easy to slip off when going through security.
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The Slouchy Boot
Slouchy boots are having a moment, but when designed in a scarlet-red shade, they become all the more enchanting. En route to the Us Weekly's Most Stylish New Yorkers Party last fall, Culpo slipped into a pair of super-slouchy crimson-hued boots by Italian shoe designer Gianvito Rossi, pairing them with equally slouchy leather pants and a mesh top with red polka dots. Though Culpo's exact version is no longer available, Rossi is notorious for his leather boots, with plenty of similar styles currently available on Net-a-Porter.
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The Sock Boot
Red sock boots have been a celebrity street-style favorite for quite some time. The hybrid shoe — part sock, part boot — has been championed by the likes of Gigi Hadid as well as by Culpo, and it's showing zero signs of fading away. Culpo, who was spotted out and about in Paris on a rainy March day, used her bright-red Balenciaga sock boots as an instant mood-lifter. She paired the shoe with high-waisted trousers and a Gucci tee, topping off the look with a vinyl trench coat, black cat-eye sunglasses, and a crisp-white bag.