We Show Off Our Booties!

Wait, you thought what? Um, we're talking about our footwear, okay? Get your minds out of the gutter, reprobates. As for the rest of you, those who know that when we say bootie, we mean chic, kicky, shortened versions of the big, bad boot — congratulations. You're not only on our level (so few are), but you're deserving of this slideshow that features our own personal bootie collection.
Now, as this little tour of our staff's favorite booties shows, sturdy and almost-square heels are trending in our offices. And, our preference in leather is sliding toward the soft, matte, and suede varieties — very little shine here. As for dressing up our picks? Well, if you want to follow in our footsteps (see what we did there?), either invest in some cute patterned socks or stock up on peds for the season. The best part is every single one of these picks is not only absolutely affordable, but also available at your local (or online) Target.
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Now, let's see some booties! Ohh, we hear it now.
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Photographed by Jacqueline Harriet.
For starters, we've just got to take a moment to say we're in love with our design project manager Anne Cassard's pants. We mean, look at them. That said, the suede on her ankle boots is delicious, but the big attraction here is how it completely coats that stacked heel. Besides, bold, splashy patterns with denuded, matte neutrals are always good in our book.

Mossimo Vonnie Shootie Ankle Boot, $29.99, available at Target.
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Photographed by Jacqueline Harriet.
Check out senior designer Gabriela Alford with her little patterned socks just peeking out of the tops of these sliced-off suede moto booties. Well done, Gabs. The leather strapping also gives these beauts a chance to pair up with more tones and pieces that wouldn't naturally be good neighbors with something so black and severe.

Mossimo Supply Co. Kiriana Ankle Boot, $34.99, available at Target.
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Photographed by Jacqueline Harriet.
Are these really booties that casting manager Shawna Foulkes is wearing? We mean, technically they're just a pair of sleek cowboy boots with shrunken Navajo-inspired detailing. But, paired up with distressed denim, she's making that whole cowgirl thing work.

Mossimo Supply Co. Kaley Studded Boots, $34.99, available at Target.
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Photographed by Jacqueline Harriet.
Now, remember what we said a few slides back about Gabriela's slim, black booties needing the brown straps to be better neighbors? Well, none of that matters when you've got a boss pair of skinny striped leggings (or jeggings?) like production coordinator Candace Sautman (hey, Candy Lion). You know, we could also go for a pair in brown.

Kaelyn Heeled Bootie, $29.99, available at Target.
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Photographed by Jacqueline Harriet.
There are desert boots, and there are desert boots covered in stars. Associate director of brand integration Julia Anderson will have the second kind, please.

Xhilaration Lillith Bootie, $19.99, available at Target.
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Photographed by Jacqueline Harriet.
Remember those old construction boots you wore in high school, because you saw them in a 3LW video and thought rocking them with baggy jeans would just be so cool? Well, producer Jem Michael caught up with them. Turns out they've grown up, gotten a degree, and bought a decent couch. Oh, and they're still so cool.

Merona Kadence Wedge Ankle Boot, $34.99, available at Target.
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Photographed by Jacqueline Harriet.
Black-suede Beatle boots, polka-dot socks, and a dress redder than a burning firetruck? We don't know exactly where associate photo editor Ida Harary is going, but we're tagging along.

Merona Kaitlin Casual Ankle Boot, $34.99, available at Target.
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