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The Faux-Python Booties that Will Help Pull Alyssa Out of Her Footwear Rut

I am actually hunting for a non-black pair of shoes this winter.
Isabel Marant Danelya python-effect boots, $655, available at Net-A-Porter.

Isabel Marant Danelya python-effect boots, $655, available at Net-A-Porter.

Every season, I try to treat myself to one or two key fashion items that I know I'll wear until they fall apart. Unfortunately, this means that I actually do wear them until they fall apart, forcing me to re-up on similar pieces every couple of years. Such is the case with black booties — I have run though so many pairs of them that I've completely lost count. Sure, the really expensive ones (Acne, Chanel, Chloé) have come out on the other side of slush and/or music festival season relatively unscathed, but I've had to say my goodbyes to the majority.

Winter is upon us, but instead of doing what I always do — picking up the next pair of comfortably familiar black booties I see — I am going to step outside of my comfort zone and look for something a little more flashy. While I am not going full-glitter like Tyler and Maura have so delightfully done, I am super-into this faux-python pair from one of my favorite labels, Isabel Marant. The splash of color will jazz up my typical all-black winter wardrobe, and thanks to the block heel, they're a bit less casual than your typical Chelsea boot. They have a bohemian, rock-and-roll vibe that I imagine will make me feel cooler in any outfit — a major selling point during a time of year that generally has me feeling "blah," sartorially and otherwise.

As a final plus, this is the sort of item that I imagine Harry Styles would compliment me on if we just so happened to casually run into each other, which is a scenario that we may or may not discuss in the Fashionista office several times per week. Suffice it to say, I'm sold.

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