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This week: I have a hard time in heels, so ankle booties are my favorite footwear in cold weather. Any suggestions on some cool, not-too-expensive options that I can actually walk in? –Michelle
Hi Michelle. The best option for you is definitely a bootie with a slightly chunky heel—like Rag & Bone’s Newbury Boots ($495). These are super-easy to walk in (trust us, we know), they come in different colors and fabrics, and they go with everything from skinny jeans to dresses. (It doesn’t hurt that they have a celebrity following that includes Rachel Bilson and Sienna Miller, either.) Sadly, they are not quite on the budget-friendly side, but Zara’s Cowboy Ankle Boots ($100) are! You also might like Steve Madden’s Arrena Booties ($90), Seychelles’ Suede Lace-Up Ankle Boots ($130), and Pour la Victoire’s Aileen Platform Ankle Boots ($100). Happy shopping!