Style Lessons: Reviving the Ankle Bootie

Style Lessons: Reviving the Ankle Bootie

Jul 27th 2018

Staple items are the foundation of a woman’s wardrobe. They either help you build amazing looks around a singular item, or they’re great to fall back on when you’re stuck in a style rut and can’t find the inspiration to make exciting choices. A classic, black ankle bootie is one item that a woman should always keep in her repertoire to solve her styling woes. It’s appropriate at any time of the year with a myriad of outfits, whether dressed up or down. Now, some may consider it to be overdone because they’ve been reworked so many times, but it can be a lifesaver. We went on the hunt and found a pair so versatile and stylish that you won’t even notice how simple they are when you start to play around with the many possibilities of wearing them!

Our coveted designer, Thierry Rabotin, revolutionized the way we look at the ankle bootie with Gaga, a flat, low-shaft option. You’ll have no choice but to fall back in love with this silhouette in three natural materials: creamy suede, smooth leather, and a brilliant bronze etoile. Gaga features a round toe, a pancake heel, an elasticized counter panel, and an interior zipper for easy on and off wear. The most impressive component of Gaga’s construction is its Poron® Comfort memory foam footbed. Flat shoes fail to support the natural arches of the foot and cause preventable wear and tear on the small bones over time. This innovative insole makes this shoe a game-changer because it encourages healthy foot care while being the multi-tasker that you need in your closet.

Gaga is a perfect style buddy, too. It enables you to get more wear out of all of the trendy pieces you’ve collected in the warmer months! Don’t push your summer midi skirts to the back of your closet when the temperatures start to drop in autumn. Keep the fun going with a sleeveless shell top, waffle knit cardigan, and a saddle bag paired with the bronze etoile version. Dresses don’t need to be shelved, either. You can flaunt your femininity into the cooler season when you keep spring’s swing dress on repeat, a bib necklace for a pop of color, and your favorite tote bag. Layer a pair of leggings underneath this look for more coverage. Show off your edgy side in the smooth leather option with a rock-star chic shearling vest, leather skinny pants, a crisp oxford shirt, and a felt fedora hat for a quintessential autumn aesthetic on the nippier evenings.

As you can see, Thierry Rabotin’s Gaga bootie is a no-brainer! Visit either of our Chicagoland stores to discover how its chic simplicity sets the stage for an incredible look for any time of the year. Find Hanig’s downtown on Michigan Avenue after work or take the scenic route to Plaza del Lago in Wilmette for our suburban location. Take pleasure in the ease of online shopping and receive free UPS ground shipping on all Thierry Rabotin orders over $99.90!