The over-the-knee boot has been fall’s go-to shoe for several seasons, so it’s a refreshing change of pace to see an abbreviated alternative, like the pair worn by Selena Gomez yesterday in New York. When the singer stepped out to attend the Coach 1941 fashion show, she laced into Stuart Weitzman hiking boots, then kept them on after she changed for dinner in the evening—proving the style can easily make the move from summer to fall, day to night.
Gomez threw on a retro leather jacket by Coach 1941—ideal for the unpredictable September temperatures—with the brand’s embroidered boot-cut jeans, cinched with a coordinating leather belt with a “C” clasp closure. She carried the Coach Selena Grace bag of her own design, then added tinted sunglasses from stylist Kate Young’s collection for Tura, which tied the neutral palette together nicely. By nightfall, she’d slipped into a burgundy Peter Pan collar dress, also by the brand she represents, in a point d’esprit dot. She swapped the afternoon’s shades for a futuristic silhouette with cherry-red lenses, while the day’s boots lent a cool, rugged note to the otherwise ultra-sweet ensemble.