Emily Ratajkowski’s Anchors Her Crop Top With a Pair of Unexpected Boots

Emily Ratajkowski is back on the town in a belly-baring look—and some chunky footwear to match. This time, the model-author-businesswoman-mother and unofficial midriff ambassador was spotted in Milan wearing a black tube top by Wolford, a pair of low-slung black pants by The Row, and an itty-bitty black shoulder bag by Hermès. While that all sounds saucy, Ratajkowski anchored the outfit with a pair of boots by GIA/RHW that gave the ensemble a Pirates-of-the-Caribbean-but-sexy appeal.

Ratajkowski has always been a bit unorthodox with her shoe choices. She’s been known to pair her slip dresses with sneakers, a slick blazer with UGGs, or tuck baggy jeans into slouchy boots. Wearing an oddball shoe with a sleeker staple merges sexy and down-to-earth style. In this case, the tube top and pants (from the ultimate minimalist label no less) balance out the heft of the boots. Call it a chic grounding effect, à la Emrata.