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These ruched boots are perfect for springtime – and the unpredictable weather it brings (Pictures: Nasty Gal/& Other Stories/Public Desire)
It’s the school disco, you’ve got your best slouch boots and chunky waist belt combo on, and you’re ready to do the Cha Cha Slide with the best of them.
This is what nineties babies will associate with slouchy boots, which fell out of favour as the boho trend died out and made way for what we now know as ‘indie sleaze’.
Now, however, they’re back in fashion again, being spotted on the likes of Gigi Hadid, Rihanna, Kendall Jenner, and Kaia Gerber.
To put your mind at ease, you won’t have to dig out the scuffed pair you have in the back of the cupboard.
The slouch boots trending in 2022 veer away from the hippie-inspired styles that were popular decades ago, with a variety of fabrics and fits to choose from.
Neutral suede numbers give an ‘off duty model’ aesthetic, or you can go for skyscraper thigh-highs in glossy leather to channel some Kardashian glamour.
Heels are definitely on the agenda here, although you can definitely get away with flat ruched boots – especially in those with a Western/cowboy edge or in a chunkier shape.
Worn under wide leg trousers or with a slinky dress, they’re the perfect footwear to go from day to night.
The coverage they provide also makes boots well-suited to our unpredictable British weather, taking you through those transitional phases when you can’t quite dress for summer or winter.
We’ve picked out our favourites on the high street right now – none of which will spark throwbacks of awkwardly running from the tuck shop to the gym hall to dance to Las Ketchup.
Asos Design Kammi Ruched Satin Boots
In racy red, these will be a date night staple for years to come (Picture: Asos)
Slouchy Leather Boots
If you wear boots regularly, invest in a real leather pair to stand the test of time (Picture: Arket)
Cassia Square Toe Block Heel Boots
Block heels make walking – and having a boogie – much easier than in stilettos (Picture: Public Desire)
Green Snake Ruched Knee Boots
A standout pair for sure – are you brave enough? (Picture: Boohoo)
Knee High Leather Boots
Pair these with a floaty midi skirt for a Stevie Nicks vibe (Picture: & Other Stories)
Kingsbury Pull On Boots
If you opt for a low or flat heel, patent fabric can keep things glamorous (Picture: Office)
High Heel Leather Boot
Ideal for work, brunch, or laid-back nights out at the pub (Picture: Mango)
Slouchy Faux Suede Knee High Boots
You don’t want to tread in a puddle in these… (Picture: Nasty Gal)
Faux Suede Pointed Toe Boots
J’adore these oversized ruched cowboy boots (Picture: Missguided)
Nellie Knee Slouch Suede Boots
Kitten heels have a bad rap, but these are guaranteed to get compliments (Picture: Monsoon)
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