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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bootie-ful




With this being the third Fall/Winter season you can wear booties and still be in style, let's discuss different ways to wear them. It's a striking versatile way to be "in" for those of you who don't care to be (gasp)!

Anyone can get away with some sort of bootie, no matter height or shape and here's how. If you are a Super Model (half of my blog readers) wear anything you want, and you might want to always disregard this blog. If you are short and curvy, try a bootie that is low cut on the foot, meaning not as high on the ankle. Christian Louboutin and Steve Madden ALWAYS has this style. When the bootie stops at the ankle or higher, it makes you look shorter (see picture of black bootie vs. leopard).

To change up the way you wore them last Fall, try them with shorter skirts, and solid or lace tights. Pencil skirts are great if you are tall, but not if you are short. The tights, booties and knee length skirts makes for a very "bottom heavy" look, as discussed in previous blogs. Anna Sui for Target has great short skirt options this season, along with American Apparel and H&M. For more lean and taller women, try booties with a cropped pant, and perhaps one with pleats. For a more playful look, try a short skirt with lace socks scrunched down with booties. For the cutest in lace socks, try Betsey Johnson or Wild Ones Boutique. For the more rocker look, try those booties with black tights, your denim cut-offs, and a leather bomber jacket. That's gonna be my staple stylo coming soon.

If you don't own booties yet, black or brown in the obvious choice, but for a bolder statement try royal blue, purple or leopard. The royal blue suede booties from Aldo will be my travel companion for the Fall tour of Simon fashion Now!

Go forth and conquer, and post pics of your bootie look on my I heart Clothes Facebook page!

xoxo
Ali