The only celebrity recently whose style has genuinely moved me – I mean, really moved me to my core – is Elle Fanning on the red carpet at Cannes. Together with her stylist, Samantha McMillen, Fanning served – and I truly mean served – some inspired looks over the course of a week, including romantic, sweeping Gucci gowns and a Dior look that made my heart stop beating for a moment. Today, I saw an outfit that has left me similarly shaken, but for different reasons. It's Kendall Jenner, wearing a super-short, summery Reformation dress with black knee-high boots.
It's literally summer on the top, winter on the bottom and I really can't stop thinking about it. An outfit for all seasons, if you will. Is this the answer to the current wardrobe woes I'm experiencing every morning as we all face a muggy climate plagued by rain? In theory, there's nothing unusual about Jenner's outfit. Many a long-legged person has paired a tall boot with a mini dress, after all. Maybe it's the shape and colour of the boots that make them feel so incongruous? Maybe we'll never know. What I do know is that I'm completely captivated by the whole thing.
Incidentally, knee-high boots are – somewhat unsurprisingly – big news for autumn this year. Which is great if you have legs that are on the longer side, but less great for me, who was certainly not put on this earth to wear mini dresses with knee-high boots. But I will not be thwarted. I am woman, watch me wear knee-high boots. I'll just wear them with midi dresses and skirts, instead.
Meanwhile, back in what is apparently summer, you can shop Jenner's Reformation dress if you so wish. Well, you can in black but this exact leopard print is sold out, I hate to tell you. Or, if you're more Winterfell than King's Landing (sorry, still not over it) then shop my favourite five pairs of knee-high boots currently on the market. If you want to wear them with your shorts on the beach, then you do you. If, however, you save them for autumnal days and longer hemlines, welcome to the club.