Monday, September 29, 2008

Shoeties, Booties...

Booties began as a street trend and were quickly picked up by designers. Variations on yesterday's ankle boot, they are a cross between a shoe and a low boot, more closely resembling a shoe that is cut a little higher. Heels can be chunky, platform or stiletto steep. There are menswear inspired lace-up oxfords, (try ribbons as laces), ruched suede pointy-toe and peep-toe versions, (especially modern teamed with opaque tights). Textured leathers are big. Dark purple seems to be the leading color and will certainly give an edge to your outfit, but we think you'll get more mileage from black or brown. Nordstrom's, as always, offers all the varieties of this trend. We love the Marc Jacobs oxford and the Mizrahi for Target black patent version is cute, too, (at $39.00,very affordable)! If you have gorgeous, model-thin legs, add opaque tights, and wear them with skirts or dresses. With pants or slim jeans, (never baggy), these boots add style and ease to your morning dressing.

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