The fashion industry loves a hybrid. A few years ago it was all about jeggings — the love child of jeans and leggings — while last year we were throwing shackets (shirt-style jackets) over almost every outfit. This year, it’s the turn of hooties to rise to fashion dominance.
But “what are hooties?”, we hear you cry! Well, hooties are — if you hadn’t already guessed it — a cross between heeled pumps and heeled boots. They are usually round-toed with a clumpy block heel, offering greater coverage across the toes.
So how and when do you wear them? They’re incredibly versatile, so they’re perfect for days out, the office, parties — pretty much every occasion! They work a lot like a ballet pump — wherever you would wear them, you can wear hooties.
For an off-duty look, wear your hooties with a pair of cropped jeans and oversized knit. This on-trend look is sure to get you noticed, especially if you take it to the extreme with a pair of sheer or fishnet socks.
They’re perfect for the office too. Keep it smart with tailoring — ankle-grazing cigarette trousers and a crisp tucked-in blouse screams boss lady in charge.
Of course, if you’re wearing them during the day, you may prefer a lower pair. Choose a shorter block heel if you lack confidence in higher heels or have a busy day ahead!
You can also wear them for evenings out. Whether you’re heading out for drinks with the girls or to a Christmas party, hooties are ideal. As they have a chunky heel, they’re more comfortable than stilettos and will keep you dancing for longer.
Invest in this must-have shoe now and see this season and beyond out in style.