How to Wear Open-Toe BootiesYanira Garza
Booties, Payless $49.99 (Now on sale for $20.00) | Dress, Peter Pilotto for Target
I’ve been looking for the perfect pair of ankle booties since early 2012. I know it doesn’t seem so hard to find a shoe, but alas, for me it was. I started out wanting a pair of ankle boot that didn’t have too huge of a gap, as my ankles are thin and a wider gap makes my ankles look even thinner, and not-so-dainty shoes tend to look heavy on me. Then I wanted a mid-heel, as I am over flats but too high of a heel means I could only wear them out and not while running errands. I also wanted them to look youthful, as I am still young and want my wardrobe to still be playful. Lastly, I needed them to be affordable. The latter is what made my search extremely difficult. There were plenty of beautiful black ankle booties that hugged my ankle with a nice mid-heel and that were very fashion-forward and fun, but they were all at high, designer-level prices which meant just out of my reach. Then while browsing online for another story, I spotted an open-toed bootie that stole my heart.
At $49.99, they were a steal but I wanted to try them on in person to make sure they were comfortable. When I finally made it into the store, my perfect pair of booties were not only on sale but also out of stock. After two years of searching, they were finally within my reach and I let them slip away. As I walked out of the store, the sales clerk yelled out, “Check online, they may still have some.” And so they did.
I’ve worn them for a night out with my husband and our friends, to drop off my daughter at play-school, and off to work. The possibilities are endless. Feeling a bit edgier since having baby number two just eight weeks ago, I decided to wear a bold print with my booties instead of my usual flats. Other fun ways to wear the trend:
- Wear with ripped denim and a tank for a casual look.
- Try a midi-skirt with a blazer for sophisticated edge.
- Wear with a skinny trouser and a blouse for a more polished feel.
- Pair with a cargo pant and a graphic tee-shirt for a bit of edginess.
How would you wear the open-toe bootie trend?