Now that we’ve made it through about half of the year in a socially distant, mask-wearing state, our perspectives have drastically shifted. We’ve begun to really contemplate what it is that makes us feel full as humans, what brings us joy, and how we can add value to our lives in a substantial way. Sartorially speaking, trends don’t really seem to fit that bill. If you’re an avid fashion person, sure, trends might bring you happiness and that is very valid, but from a practical standpoint, I think it’s safe to assume any fashion journalist is wondering the same thing I am: Is the trend cycle even relevant anymore?
Personally, I love a good trend and identify with that fashion person above who seeks these new waves of innovation to feel excited by their closet, but this year, the world is different and so is my wardrobe. A big part of this movement toward basics and practicality and away from the frivolous trend cycle includes a decline in the height of heels. This includes heeled boots as well. Luckily for us, the flattest boots possible graced the F/W 20 runways, proving that if one thing is going right sartorially this year, it’s our fall footwear game.
That’s right, folks. The most practical and versatile boot trend just surfaced as one of the most popular styles on the runways. These low-to-the-ground soles will give you the excitement of a new trend while also providing a practical new addition to not only your seasonal wardrobe but also your assortment of timeless basics. From equestrian to Victorian-inspired styles, ahead, get ready to see some of the best flat fall boots on the runway, and shop an assortment of the best versions on the market thus far.