If you’ve been curious to experiment with the utilitarian look, but you aren’t ready to commit with severe lug sole lace-ups or combat boots, your solution is the reincarnated desert boot that’s been popping up everywhere. The suede lace-up booties first hit the mainstream in the 1950s thanks to Clarks, who modeled them after the shoes of British officers in WWII. Rock your version with cut offs for your end-of-summer bonfires & wear them through the fall with skirts or skinny jeans for a look that’s flirty fun & ready to report for duty.