Friday, January 4, 2013

Booties, Booties, Booties Everywhere

The bootie. Such a crucial staple in every woman's wardrobe, especially this season. It is possibly one of the most practical purchases - trendy yet versatile. 

I went a little over board on this item this season. But I found it hard to pick just one, because there are so many styles and variations. So I narrowed the wish list to three.

Very Volatile - Bombay - Twisted Muse

Jeffrey Campbell - Rumble - Little Burgundy

ShoeMint - Abi

All of these can cover at least two looks. Casual and dressy. Which makes getting dressed in the morning super easy if making the transition from a day to night outfit. 

I know what you're thinking ... it's a black bootie, come on Lindsay, why more than one?! The shape of the shoe really gives your outfit a pop. The separate heel styles (wedge, chunky and stiletto) give your shoe closet versatility without going over board on style options. 

A key tip when purchasing pieces (especially investment pieces) is to make sure they can carry over your outfits. This way you don't end up with an item that is so outfit specific it ends up covered in dust at the bottom of your closet.

Now, we can not forget novelty. If you are willing to get a bit daring, an already have your basics covered. Step out of your comfort zone and try something trendy. I've loved the style bootie ever since I saw Elin Kling wearing the Chloe Studded Leather Buckle Ankle Bootie last year.

As much as I pinned over these beauty, I couldn't justify them. However, like any trend, as time went on other shoe companies started replicating the look for less.

There you have it, the look for less! Obviously the attention to detail and quality are not in the lesser versions, however, with something that is so trendy I think it is a fair trade off. Cost per wear people.

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