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Red Alert
The shbootie (a hybrid shoe–ankle bootie) is a cooler alternative to pumps. It looks fantastic with skirts, dresses, or pants, but be mindful of your hosiery situation. While black tights are fine with black shbooties, bare legs are best for colored versions.

Left: Boots, Aldo Rise x Preen, $230; Dress, Lela Rose, $1,195; Bag, Brahmin, $795; Watch, Isaac Mizrahi Live! for QVC, $40;

Right: Booties, Christian Louboutin, $1,095; Dress, Oscar de la Renta, $3,390; Bag, Mark Cross, $2,495; Watch, Timex, $55;