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    Ankle boots are back in vogue— with cut-outs, studs, leather and lace

    Design houses like Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga, as well as celebrities such as Miranda Kerr and Rosie Huntington-Whitely are rocking these boots-cum-shoes (better known as shooties). So ditch those boring stilettoes and update your wardrobe with this winter-essential, which can glam up any outfit. Our pick of the funky Cinderella boots around. Text: Aakanksha Devi

    28ITList1bIt’s a wrap
    This simple but smart pair from Charles & Keith keeps you on trend. Open-toe ‘shooties’ with a chunky heel and wraparound straps make it versatile either with casual denims or a formal outfit. We suggest you reserve this one for the outdoor parties. Available in off white and black. Rs.3,500. At the store in Phoenix MarketCity.

    28ITList2bCurves ahead
    Peek-a-boo cutouts and flirty open toes, flash a little bit of skin in these sky-high suede or leather booties. While the leather version features a back zipper, the suedes just slip-on. Ideal with a mid-length dress or mini, they have black and taupe options for the evening. Distinctly Steve Madden, we say. Rs.11,999. At Phoenix MarketCity, Mahadevapura. Details: 67266371

    28ITList4aLittle Miss Lace
    Delicate yet making a bold statement, these peep-toe booties from the House of Salvator Ferragamo are an absolute delight. Featuring a lace back, and solid layers, it has a tonal covered heel and is essentially feminine no matter what you pair it with. We suggest a deep red jersey dress to complete the look. Available for Rs.71,000 at UB City. Details: 30041854

    Choos wisely
    Shoes maestro Jimmy Choo’s Kamaris add a lot of drama to your feet. These soft suede and lace booties, backed in neutral mesh for durability, feature floral appliqué around the ankles. Make sure to keep the dress short and show off the ruffled cuff. Rs.1.2 lakh. On request at the store in UB City, Vittal Mallya Road. Details: 41738404

    28ITList5cStanding tall
    Add some colour and edge to your LBD with these lace-up, stiletto peep-toe booties by Giuseppe Zanotti. Towering at five-inches with pops of mirrored metallic and fluorescent neon leather, it is for the spunky fashionista. Go easy on the accessories to let the shoes do the talking. Rs.1.1 lakh on nordstrom.com

    Feeling blue
    These booties from Zara attract attention without being over the top. The cobalt blue adds a much needed pop of colour to your winter wardrobe. The one-sided style is versatile enough to take you through from the boardroom with office wear to a night on the town in a figure flaunting dress. Rs.4,999 at Phoenix MarketCity. Details: 67266121

    28ITList6aBe a stud
    Stand out from the crowd in these beauties from Emilio Pucci. The suede boots strikingly embellished with beads and embroidery come in ivory, coral and forest-green. If you want to take it down a notch, simply detach the gold-studded leather harness, or leave on for a tough girl look. Splurge on an embellished silk mini dress with identical prints. Rs.2.25 lakh at DLF Emporio, New Delhi. Details: 011 46940000

    28ITList7bOld is gold
    Azzedine Alaïa is known for bringing to life the aesthetic of Paris in the ’80s. And true to his title of King of Cling, his intricately crafted suede boots are detailed with gold leather and angular studs. We love the graphic effect of the zigzag cuff, especially when paired with an all-black outfit. Rs.2 lakhs, approximately on netaporter.com

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