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This just in from Google: “What to wear booties with” is one of this year’s top searches. As a fashion retailer in a serious long-term relationship with shoes, this is the kind of thing that gets us excited (and feeling slightly remiss for not having said something sooner!). For anyone out there seeking inspiration on how to wear them, we’re sharing some of our favorite ways to style booties as seen on the street-style stars of 2015—along with the expert advice of our women’s styling director, Ruth Basloe.

What to wear with booties from Nordstrom.

As part of our Fashion Office, Ruth uses her encyclopedic knowledge of fashion trends and women’s style to translate to the rest of us her perspective on styling that’s as enviable as it is spot-on. Case in point: the following tips on putting the best looks together with—and looking your best in—booties. From making your legs look longer to the most flattering ways to wear this style, be bootie-baffled no more.


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Cat got your tongue? Make everybody speechless when you put on these leopard-print Sam Edelman ‘Kit’ boots.


A perfect gift to yourself during our Anniversary Sale? This Vera Wang ‘Royce’ Bootie—it already comes wrapped in a bow!


Perfect timing! Whether you’re a mother/daughter tag-team shopping our Anniversary Sale, or have a teen on your list, you should know: it’s all about short boots this fall.

We’re loving the brass hardware detailing on this BP. ‘Rally’ Bootie—a Nordstrom exclusive. We also love the year-round versatility of a bootie—think skinny jeans and a chunky sweater or a sweet summer dress.


The name says it all. In black and burgundy, this bad boy is ready for anything. Are you?


We know you wouldn’t actually climb any mountains in these lace-up boots, but we can’t help but get lost in their hiking-inspired rugged laces, metal D-rings and ample ankle support—not to mention their daring, altitude-loving heels. Here’s how we’d wear them for a downtown day trip.

A cape paired with some winter shorts and tights provides the perfect balance for over-the-top platform booties. And a demure silk blouse softens those alpine-appropriate textures, while a felted wool hat is the right topper for a city-chic—and well-paved—lowlands adventure.

Jeffrey Campbell ‘Everest’ Boot
Aryn K Tie Front Cape with Sanctuary ‘Nolita’ Shorts
Nordstrom Wool Fedora
MARC JACOBS ‘Crosby Perry’ Satchel
Haute Hippie Pleated Silk Blouse

Check out our Fall Boot Trends guide for more awe-inspiring styles.

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