Trend Alert: The “It” Boot to Wear Right Now!


Call it a bootie, call it a sandal or call it a shoe. Whatever you call it, it’s the footwear of the moment. The peep toe, open heel bootie is the shoe a la mode and you’ve gotta have it now if you want to be on trend. For your shopping ease, I present you with a baker’s dozen of some sweet lookin’ styles so you too can be immediately au courant. Click away and UPS will be on their way in a jiff!

As Barbra would say to these hot, hot, hot Vince Camuto booties, “Helloooo gorgeous!” Black leather has a folded over top to give a soft look, while the 4” heel and sexy side zip give them….and you….an edgy look. Perfect for your next killer lunch or night out.

A Nordstrom exclusive. $158.95 and free shipping/free returns from Nordstrom

Always a fashion leader, award winning designer Michael Kors proves that white is so right after Labor Day. These black and white leather stunners with a front black seam and triple ankle straps will add both polish and pizzazz to anything you wear.

$525. and free shipping from Lord and Taylor

This stylish pair from Cole Haan has a sleek and sophisticated air due to its neutral camel color, smooth leather, tonal stitching and chunky 3 ¼” stacked heel. The back strap closes easily with velcro and is finished off with a gold medal logo medallion for a designer touch.

$178.00 and free shipping from Lord and Taylor

Let these Steve Madden tiger striped booties make you queen of the jungle – the concrete jungle that is. Calf hair booties with a 5” heel are for your inner tigress. The peep toe shows off your latest pedi while the corset style lace up heel heats up the sex appeal. Side zip for easy on and off.

$159.95 and free shipping/free returns from Nordstrom

Okay, so these don’t follow the rules of having an open back, but these edgy, street smart open toe booties just walked their way into my closet. From Moero, the side zip ankle bootie has a 3 ½” heel and is made from patterned calf hair in a unique graphic design.

$330. and free shipping/free returns from Nordstrom

A comfortable, not too high, chunky heel from Mia will make these an all around fave you slip on every day. The soft faux suede upper and synthetic sole are vegan friendly while the styling is both jean and dress friendly. Tan not your color? They’re also available in black. The friendly price makes them too good to pass up.

$69.95 and free shipping/free returns from Nordstrom

If your mantra is the higher the heel the better, than these Steve Madden stiletto booties are for you. The suede uppers form a lattice style cage over the 5” heels, while the stretchy slingback keeps them snug on your foot. Dance the night away in these!

$109.95 with free shipping/free returns from Nordstrom

In a rugged mossy taupe color, these ‘must have’ boots from Dolce Vita will update last year’s outfit and make it look totally on trend this season. The 3 ½” heel, cool looking burnished leather straps and side zipper make them your ‘gotta have now’ boot.

$188.95 and free shipping/free returns from Nordstrom

When was the last time you heard a 4” heel described as comfortable? That’s what you’ll say when you slip on these soft as buttah, made in Italy, black leather booties from Vince. The side zip makes for easy getting on and the contemporary styling makes you want to wear them today, tonight and tomorrow.

$450. and free shipping/free returns from Nordstrom

Black faux suede with patent trim from Mango are a little dressier and sexier because of the high thin stiletto heel and patent ankle strap. Perfect for a night out on the town. They’re even on sale for $59.99 from Mango.

Fans of Aquazzura are already familiar with their signature style, and this open toe, brown suede beauty is a variation on their look. The light-as-air bootie in rich brown suede has a covered 4” stiletto heel and a back closure that laces up in the sexiest way.

$595. and free shipping from Shopbop

This one’s got it all – suede vamp, leather straps, stacked heel and a rubber sole. Great styling, attitude and comfort in a pretty shade of pale grey from Kenneth Cole Reaction.

$99. and free shipping from Lord and Taylor

Studded and amazingly comfortable, these INC booties will become a new favorite for date night. Black suede, with a 3 ¾” covered heel, these will dress up even the most basic outfit. The black is beautiful, but don’t overlook them in the soft pinky-beige color either. At this price, buy both!

$89.50 exclusively at Macy’s (free shipping on orders over $99.)

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