Go Androgynous in Balenciaga Cutout Buckled Booties

December 28, 2012 • By Eryzle

To date, many celebrities are still rocking Balenciaga’s cutout buckled booties, which are from the spring/summer 2011 collection. The latest of these celebs is Rashida Jones, who wore her own pair to the I Heart Ronson Holiday Party last December 11, 2012. Rihanna and Mary Kate Olsen were also seen sporting these boots before.

But anyway, let’s a have a detailed look at the much-talked-about Balenciaga cutout buckled booties.

Balenciaga Cutout Buckled BootiesBalenciaga Cutout Buckled Booties, $1,275

These boots can perfectly finish an edgy, modern ensemble. They’re indeed the type that Rihanna and Mary Kate Olsen would wear! To show the boots’ full design though, you should wear a pair of shorts, a mini dress, or a short skirt with them.

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If you notice, these are actually just a loafer type or a boot type of shoes; well that is if the bold buckled straps aren’t present. This pair of shoes is made of calfskin leather material with tonal top-stitching, but if not for the buckled straps, this could have been very plain and classic.

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The cutout detail on the sides of the ankle definitely added an edge here, but what really made this pair eye-catching and tough-looking are the buckled straps across the vamp and around the ankle. You see, the straps are wide and they also feature statement hardware, including huge metal buckles and eyelet details that can also be used to create a perfect fit.

Additionally, these boots have 1 3/4 inch of stacked chunky heels and about a 3/4 inch of platform for an added tough look. Wear this to give your girly attire some androgynous edge! This is still available at Neiman Marcus for $1,275.