Stepping into a pair of embellished booties is the perfect way to add a shot of dazzle to your look - whether that look is Plain Jane or Fierce Fashionista. Let's face it, there isn't much that competes with a studded shoe or otherwise elaborate footwear, but on a boot your entire look is instantly elevated by miles (or, you know, inches).
The intensity of an already dramatic shoe paired with some kind of vivid detail is always a smart idea, because it can instantly ramp up the potential of, say, basic jeans and tees or, in edgier territory, a mini dress and opaque tights. Day or night, work or play, these shoes can make all the difference. Check out a few of our favorites:
Take a rough-and-tumble approach with these MICHAEL Michael Kors Carlie Booties ($194.95). They're trimmed with faux fur suede, which brings a touch of femininity to an otherwise rugged look.
Not for the timid comes to mind when we look at these Nine West Minimal Booties ($169, above left). They're anything but minimal, of course, thanks to a generous portion of studs winding its way around the fold.
We do love a good rosette every now and then! These Naya Breeze Ankle Boots ($170, above right) utilize the feminine detail in the most dainty, discreet fashion, on a rich suede boot that goes with everything from long skirts to jeans.