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How To Wear Cage Booties Without Looking Like A Prisoner Of Fashion

February 2, 2010 by Tara Trombetta
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Booties have proven that they have style staying power… even into spring, thanks to the newest trend in this ’80s-inspired footwear: the cage bootie. Because the cage bootie is a lot like a regular bootie, much of the same style rules apply, beginning with the most crucial: show them off. You can pair them with leggings and a boyfriend blazer or skinny jeans, or with skirts and dresses as seen below. This is the perfect look to start wearing in spring with bare legs (and feet) so that the cage pattern stands out. We suggest a tamer, neutral color to start:

That’s the look, now here’s how to put it together piece by piece, starting with the booties.

We recommend the Vera Wang Lavender Label ‘Sally’ Caged Platform Sandal ($375). Because they’re nude, they’ll extend the look of your legs and the platform will make you appear leaner.

Add a feminine and flirty skirt with a touch of volume to contrast the tough girl chic look of the cage booties.

On top, try this 3.1 Philip Lim Tuxedo Blouse, which adds yet another layer of femininity.

Add some pretty, gold hoop earrings and your look is complete.

For more of our fashion advice, see our posts on how to wear the hardest-to-pull-off looks, plus, what to wear with this season’s coolest trends. That’s not all: we have recommendations on the best booties around.

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