If there’s one shoe we can’t live without, it’s the bootie. Practical for cooler months, comfy enough to rock all day or night, and versatile enough to work with a wide range of ensembles, it’s a must-have style in every girl’s wardrobe.
Not just one pair will do, either. W — with a variety of heel heights, hues, toe shapes, materials, and embellishments, we like having more than one option, especially depending on the look we’re going for. In short,: You can never have too many booties.
While compiling your Christmas list, you’ll surely want to include some footwear to get you through the dreary remainder of winter. And we can’t think of a better item to add than some new booties, which can carry you through the cold months, well into a spring transition.
With an endless array of booties to choose from, it can be tough to decide which ones are going to make the best additions to your collection. This holiday season, consider adding these seven styles to your list.
This ankle boot is a PD office hero! Featuring a flared block heel and pointed toe in sparkly glitter finish. Sits just on the ankle so perfect paired with dresses and jeans alike!
Whether it’s black, cognac brown, or taupe, every girl needs a basic leather bootie in a solid neutral color. This is a shoe you’re sure to get tons of wear out of because it can easily be worn with everything from dark jeans and lace/crochet dresseslace or crochet dresses, to leggings and tunic tops. It’s a style that sort of acts as a blank style canvas, meaning you can strike a vibe that’s feminine, edgy, boho, or anything in between, depending on what you wear it with.
Consider a flat pair for everyday wear, which you can rock with slouchy sweaters and leggings. You may also want a pair with a chunky 3-inch heel and flirty side cut-outs for a night on the town — this style looks stellar with dark jeans and dressy silk blouse tops.
The velvet bootie
Indeed, velvet seems to be everywhere these days — shoes included. A pair of velvet booties has undeniable elegance, and the texture of the fabric adds a luxe look to literally any outfit. A gray pair with bedazzled straps looks super glam, and — with a simple outfit like an off-the-shoulder top and black skinny jeans, your feet will be the focal point.
You might also look for a pair of velvet booties in a rich tone like teal or red, which can instantly enliven a neutral ensemble like such as a black tee and distressed denim. They’re also a fun, festive alternative to pumps with a holiday party dress.
The classic cowgirl bootie
Here’s the thing about the cowgirl bootie: It’s timeless. That makes this style a smart pick for your list because you know you’ll be getting wear out of them for years to come.
Look for a sleek pair in tan, chestnut, or chocolate brown, with a burnished look around the heel and toe. During the winter, you can pair cowgirl booties with boyfriend jeans, a printed button-down, and an infinity scarf for the ultimate casual- yet- chic combo. In the spring, sport them with an crop topolive crop top and a denim skirt for a sassy spin, or even a lightweight floral dress, tights, and a denim jacket for a more feminine take.
The wedge bootie
There’s a reason why wedges have remained popular over the years — they’re fashion-forward but also incredibly comfortable. So you’ll definitely want a pair or two in your rotation this winter into the spring.
Go for a pair of wedge booties with exposed zipper trim or buckle details, which have an edgy vibe that can toughen up sweet dresses and skirts. You also may want a basic pair of wedge booties in a neutral color, like gray or brown, to wear to work with blouse tops and blazers or simple knit dresses and patterned tights.
Need a pair of wedge booties for your next big night out? We don’t blame you — they’re a little more practical than high heels because they give your feet some extra stability for standing around at a cocktail bar or dancing. An eye-catching pair of metallic wedge booties will surely stand out, no matter where you’re socializing.
The suede bootie
Sometimes it’s nice to mix it up from the leather booties we obviously love. Suede is an equally versatile fabric, and sometimes lends a softer look to your outfits.
Consider a suede bootie with a block heel, which looks darling with a denim dress and a long duster sweater. Or, you might try a flat suede bootie with braided side detailing — it has a subtle boho vibe that works nicely with oversized sweater tops and maxi dresses.
Suede booties don’t have to be basic, either. If you want a pair that will punch up any outfit, seek out some booties in a striking hue, like royal blue or rust.
The moto bootie
Nothing adds a little edge to an outfit like a motorcycle bootie. Go for a sleek flat black leather pair — some subtle detailing like studs or exposed zippers aren’t a must, but definitely add some intrigue. Of course, a moto bootie with a stacked heel is one way to turn heads.
Black moto booties look equally stunning with glitzy dresses as they do with simple leggings and a velvet top. You can’t go wrong with moto booties that have a chunky heel when they’re paired with a tank top and midi skirt.
The fringe bootie
Who doesn’t love a little fringe? This simple accent adds some spunk to a pair of booties, whether they’re flat or have a sky-high heel.
Charcoal leather booties with fringe down the side are striking without being over-the-top. Plus, you can rock these with colored denim and pullover sweaters in the winter, or floaty frocks and a denim vest in the spring.
Flat burgundy suede booties with plenty of fringe are a chic choice, as well. We love these with a long-sleeved little black dress and tights in the winter for a look that strikes the perfect compromise between casual and dressy.