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Move Over, Stilettos: Why *Boots* Are the Freshest Evening Footwear Option

Made for walking more than few blocks before you trade them for McDonald's bags.

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For the very fanciest events one might attend in a lifetime, it is still best to suck it up and smile through the pain of five-inch heels. But for those less crucial dressy nights on which looking cool outweighs decorum? That's where the evening boot comes in. Here, nine reasons a pair of boots should be your newest plus-one on the cocktail-party circuit.

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1 Brit Marling

Monochromatic = classic, even if it is putty-pink Sies Marjan. Puffy boots with it all, though? Modern. 

2 Adwoa Aboah

Such a cool (Coach) outfit regular pointy-toe pumps would work, but metallic boots dial it up to 11, while contributing to the urban-cowgirl vibe. 

3 Alek Wek

Ballin'-enciaga. The convenient fact about sock boots is that you don't have to worry about hosiery...

4 Lily Aldridge

Or trousers. (As long as you've got help tugging them on and off.) 

BUY IT: Balenciaga, net-a-porter.com.

5 Millie Bobby Brown

Other young stars might opt for Mary Janes or kitten heels, but not our girl MBB, who went with white cowboy boots (WANT) to go with her Calvin Klein by Appointment sequin shift. That's style. 

6 Cara Delevingne

Close your eyes and imagine this Saint Laurent minidress with sandals. Bit bottle service girl, no? 

7 Sasha Lane

Anything else would just look wrong with her space-warrior Louis Vuitton ensemble.

8 Jessica Chastain

Before she got married in bespoke Riccardo Tisci, she wore gold boots with this red dress. Not heeled sandals or mules—boots. 


The Stuart Weitzman booted outfit that launched a story about how to make your summer dresses less sickly sweet and more fashun. 

BUY IT: Stuart Weitzman, stuartweitzman.com.

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