What Are “Shooties” & How Do I Wear Them?

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Here is my number one must-have shoe this fall…the MIDORY PURPLE SUEDE ankle boot by Steve Madden.  Some people would call it a “shootie”.  It is a shoe that I could wear whether it’s warm or cold, thanks to the peep toe.

MIDORY PURPLE SUEDE

Is it a shoe, or a boot? Actually, it’s neither…and it’s both. And I love it! Shooties flatter ankles and they are making a major appearance in fall fashions…. (read more)

While menswear-inspired oxfords were hot last year, this year’s selection is more vivid and colorful, ranging from dramatic two-tone styles to bright colors like red, orange and yellow.  Shooties and other menswear-inspired heels tend to feminize buckles, laces, loafers , oxfords and brogues.

Other Great Shooties

Max Studio – Xplore (Charcoal/Black Baby Calf)

Max Studio - Xplore (Charcoal/Black Baby Calf) - Footwear

Decorate your feet in something fanciful – ‘Xplore’ your options in these intoxicating slip-ons.  Stud decorations underlay the leather at vamp for an intriguing finish.  Stacked heel.

Cleo Bootie – Black
Cleo Bootie - Black

Give your friends a fever when they see you in these sexy high-steppin’ sandals from Luichiny. A gold leather upper comes detailed with a single band vamp and crossing straps that meet at the ankle and feature an adjustable ankle strap with a gold buckle and snakeprint decor that is also featured on the vamp. Finished with a unique gold and snakeprint covered 4 inch heel this shoe is hot to trot and surely deserves some attention!

Baby Phat – Jessica Shootie (Brown) – Footwear

baby phat - Jessica Shootie (Brown) - Footwear

Amp up your style with these sexy sultry boots. Baby Phat jacquard print upper with leather detail. Cat logo surrounded by gorgeous rhinestones. Metallic detailed heel.

Baby Phat – Lisbon Shootie Stretch (Dark Brown) – Footwear

baby phat - Lisbon Shootie Stretch (Dark Brown) - Footwear

This sleek shootie has the pop to make it stand out in a crowd!; Synthetic stretch leather upper. Rope chain anklet with logo charms can be detached for two different looks. Metallic molded rope chain and kitty logo heel. Full side zip closure. Kitty embossed rubber outsole.

Womens YEREX


Womens YEREX

Womens YEREX

Take no prisoners in the confident Yerex slip-on spectators from GUESS by Marciano. Patent leather upper in a dress slip-on spectator style with a round toe. This oxford-inspired shootie features perforation details, side elastic panel, and a 4 inch stacked wooden heel.

GALAH KHAKI SDE
GALAH KHAKI SDE

These lace up puckered suede booties are an absolute must have style for the fall season.

Fashion Me Fabulous has found even more great menswear shoes, booties and shooties.

How Do I Wear Them?

You can maximize your strong, “I am wo-man, hear me roar” look with a button-down shirt, vest and wide leg pants. However, my preferred look is to make it a study in contrasts by wearing either a pencil skirt w/thick black tights or skinny jeans, a frilly blouse, and big curls.  You can even wear them with a slinky dress or 60′s-inspired shift for that extra va-va-voom!  The shoes are strong enough on their own to give your look a sexy, confident boost.

Here are a few pictures of celebrities who have the whole shootie look figured out:

By staying all in one color, Kate Hudson elongates her slender frame. Usually, short boots tend to break up the leg, cutting them off at the ankles, but Kate’s gray ensemble keeps her looking long and lean.

Where do Ashlee’s legs end and her booties begin? By pairing ankle boots and pants of the same color — and everyone knows black is slimming — Ashlee creates the illusion of mile-long legs. Plus, the slim-fitted leggings tuck perfectly into her booties for a clean line and smooth silhouette.

White shoes? Why not! Sienna Miller is always breaking the rules. Most people wouldn’t think to pair white shoes with an all-black ensemble, but Sienna isn’t most people. Her creamy ankle boots work just fine, though. The pointy shape keeps your eye moving down her slender legs to the very tips of her toes. This is one former model who still knows how to work it!

It’s no secret that Mischa Barton loves fashion. It’s also no secret that she loves to experiment with fashion, too. Luckily, this is one experiment that’s a winner. The looser ankle keeps her calves from looking chunky. Plus, by keeping her hemline high, Mischa gives us a fabulous look at her killer legs.

Are you excited about the return of menswear shoes?  How will you be wearing shooties and other menswear-inspired heels this fall?

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