The latest wardrobe-booster is the "shoebooty," and women can't get enough of them.
Joanna Coles, editor-in-chief of Marie Claire magazine (http://www.marieclaire.com/), showed how to wear shoebooties with style, on The Early Show Tuesday.
They've become a staple in many women's closets, and Coles spotlighted some of the cutest and most affordable ones.
They're very versatile, and can be worn dressed up for work or a night out, or dressed down for a more casual environment.
The booties come in a variety of styles, which makes them easy to wear for women of all ages and leg shapes, Coles says.
But, she cautions -- not every woman can pull off every style. The boot is on the trendy side, so older women who want to go with this look should choose a more conservative or simple outfit and let the shoebooties be the trendy item they wear on a given day. It's a great look that's still very trendy and chic, but won't make you look childish. This is the best way to wear the look and not have it wear you.
When the booty is worn correctly, it can really elongate the leg: A dark-toned skinny pant or dark tights make the look really fluid, blending the pant into the boot and creating one long line. Since the bottom half of the body is much skinnier and fluid, you should pair it with a wider jacket or chunkier top.
One way to really "own" this look is to pair the booties with a brightly-colored pair of tights, or skinny pants. But word to the wise: This look isn't for everyone.
When considering this trend, women really need to think about the shape of their legs, and what will work best for them. If you have a skinny ankle, go with the lower booties -- they'll really show off your ankles and accentuate the shape of your entire leg. If your calves are on the bigger side, the lower booties will also be your best choice. They'll help elongate your leg and will draw less attention to your calves and emphasize the shape of your entire leg. If you have less shapely legs, opt for the higher booties -- they'll really help elongate your leg and won't put the focus on the shape of the leg, because the ankle will be covered up.
BOOTIES FOR UNDER $100
Charlotte Russe: $29.99
This shoe is great for the price; it's a higher bootie, and the way it slouches/bunches makes it a little more fashion-forward and trendy.
Colin Stuart for Victoria Secret: $89
This bootie has a real femininity with its bows and patent.
Michael Antonio: $38
This bootie is a little more on the casual side, since it's suede and has elastic detail.
Nine West: $99
This bootie is a great option for work or play, and for any age group.
This bootie is super-cute. The patent toe adds a really cute touch.
BOOTIES FOR $100 AND UP
The buckle and laces really make this shoe a great trend piece.
Michael by Michael Kors: $189
These are a great basic bootie and work for everyone for work or play.
Calvin Klein: $150
These are another great option for work or play, and work with every age.
Seven for All Mankind: $399.95
These are so fun and cute, but are really for the woman who wants to invest in this trend and really wants to show it off!