If there is only one boot that you own this season, the cut-out ankle boot needs to be it. I’m sorry–I know it is one of those fall trends you hate (or, at the very least, are iffy about), but it’s going to be big. As seen on the runways of Rodarte, Rebecca Minkoff and Phillip Lim and on countless style blogs, including Walk In Wonderland (above), the cut-out ankle boot is this season’s version of the leopard print flat: comfortable (because they’re flat–duh) and versatile enough for work and play (if you work in a really, really cool office).
Normally, there’s no glory in jumping on a trend that everybody else is already wearing, but this cutout bootie has so many versions that it’s likely you’ll be more concerned with how many pairs you’re going to buy than who else is rocking them. Shop now.
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