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Major Key Alert: 5 Ways To Wear Booties

February 4, 2016 by Isabel Jones
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Seriously, what CAN’T you wear with booties? If knee-high boots are the queen of the footwear industry—an established favorite—then booties are like the Kate Middleton of the shoe family — trendy and new, but with all the makings of a classic. If you’re ready to stand behind the duchess of Boot Land, but feel hesitant about shifting your allegiance with the queen, this is the guide for you! Here’s everything you need to know about rockin’ that princess cut (talking ’bout booties, of course).

It’s all about LENGTH

The bootie is a master of illusion. Slip on a pair and you go from 5’3 to Gigi Hadid in an instant. Suddenly, your legs are miles long and Zayn Malik is like “makeout with me in my next music video” (JK about the second part, but who knows…) Anyway, booties totally lengthen your legs — hooray! Keeping that in mind, here are some key looks that will highlight the magical abilities of your booties:

Short skirt, short boots, long-sleeved shirt, scarf, CAN’T LOSE

The dichotomy of long and short is fail-proof.

11/21/15 Emma Stone steps in a mini skirt steps out with a girlfriend in NYC as they catch a cab on Saturday night, November 22nd, 2015. Non Exclusive / Luis Yllanes / Splash News Pictured: Emma Stone Ref: SPL1180747 211115 Picture by: Luis Yllanes / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com

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Emma Stone is tearing up the bootie game with this combo of neutral classics.

Black Full Grain Leather Women’s Leila Booties ($139)


Factory long-sleeve striped boatneck T-shirt ($39.50)

Heathered Cashmere Gauze Scarf ($148)


Herringbone A-Line Miniskirt ($45)

Keep It Monotone

***MANDATORY BYLINE TO READ INFphoto.com ONLY*** Amal Clooney, George Clooney's wife, is seen arriving at Heathrow International Airport to take a flight out of London, UK. Pictured: Amal Clooney Ref: SPL898083 241114 Picture by: INFphoto.com

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Amal Clooney knows the beauty of the bootie. Here she is at LAX, regal as ever in her black tights and matching ankle boots. The black-on-black really ties the outfit together and gives Amal’s look a day-to-night kind of versatility. To brighten things up, Amal adds a hint of color with her light pink lip.


Vince Camuto Asymmetrical Bootie ($149)

‘Ultimate Opaque’ Control Top Tights ($36)

For Love & Lemons Florence Cocktail Dress ($306)

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21)

***MANDATORY BYLINE TO READ INFphoto.com ONLY*** Jessica Alba is seen wearing a perfect fall outfit with tights and a denim jacket today in New York City. Pictured: Jessica Alba Ref: SPL871263 110914 Picture by: ACE/INFphoto.com

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Jessica Alba is a fan of the monotone look as well. Compared with Amal, Alba‘s ensemble is at the opposite end of the dress-code spectrum — but equally fab! Take a page from Alba’s style book and add a denim jacket or chambray shirt for the perfect mix of cool and cashy.

1969 icon denim jacket ($70)

Kimchi Blue Burnout Velvet Babydoll Dress ($50)

Chambray Ex-Boyfriend Shirt in Buckley Wash ($72)

Cuff it! Crop it!

Booties and skinny jeans are a definite DO. The streamlined look is super slimming. But if you’re looking to shake things up, roll the hem of your jean until it peaks out from the top of your boots! Another cool-girl option is to go with ankle-cut skinnies, this look is best if paired with multi-toned or cut-out booties.

***MANDATORY BYLINE TO READ INFPhoto.com ONLY*** Jaime King shows off her long legs in skinny jeans as she stops for iced coffee and treats following a trip at the Farmer's Market in Beverly Hills, California. Pictured: Jamie King Ref: SPL941094 010215 Picture by: INFphoto.com

[Photo: INFphoto.com Splash News]

Jamie King‘s look is another great example of how booties can toy with length and make you look your absolute slimmest and chicest.

Carly Bootie Circus by Sam Edelman ($90)

Big Star Alex Skinny Ankle Sunny Dunes Wash Jeans ($78)


Not in the mood for jeans? Pull a Gigi Hadid and ditch the denim in favor of a bold pair of corduroys or cargo pants!


Joe Jonas and girlfriend Gigi Hadid were spotted exiting their New York City hotel and heading to lunch on Saturday evening. Pictured: Gigi Hadid, Joe Jonas Ref: SPL1076384 120715 Picture by: Said Elatab / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles:310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com

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Beige snake print ankle boots ($90)

Veronica Beard Caladium Cropped Zip-Trim Cargo Pants, Army Green ($450)

Don’t forget to check out: What You Should & Shouldn’t Pack For Your Trip To Vegas and What To Wear To Brunch With Your Girls

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