Come 2020, boots will practically double as pants. No, really—hear me out. As we’ve been nearing the new year, boots have been growing taller with knee-high and over-the-knee silhouettes becoming more and more popular. Not only that, but boot shapes are becoming looser with wide shaft legs replacing form-fitting styles.
What does that all mean? The latest boot styles almost look like leather trousers and fashion insiders are wearing them exactly that way—whether paired with long Bermuda shorts, tucked into trousers, layered underneath a coat, or worn in place of pants themselves. Here, see how the fashion set are wearing the new wide shaft boots that are set to take over in 2020 and shop pieces inspired by the looks. And mark my words—this will be the one boot style that will be essential to own for the winter season ahead.