Trending: Cut Out Boots (from $25!)

cut-out-bootsSometimes a trend comes along that puzzles me. Case in the point: hidden wedge sneakers looked like alien creatures when they first burst onto the scene. However, now I'm blasé about them as galaxy-patterned tights. NEXT! Currently, I've just gotten accustomed to cut out boots. My first response: 'Boots? With HOLES? How is this practical?" But now I see how they're perfect for spring -- the transition shoe we've all been waiting for! Here are three that won't break the bank!

 Ecote Gordon Cutout Boot, Urban Outfitters ($69, pictured). A basic with a little twist, wear these cute moto-inspired ankle boots with bright socks for a fun peek-a-boo flare.

♥ Behind the Scenes Bootie, ModCloth ($60). Vintage-inspired lace up booties get a modern update with mesh panel sides. Go for a Laura Ingalls/Courtney Love circa 1994 look with a maxi floral dress and straw hat.

 Cutout Peeptoe Booties, Forever 21 ($25). So many trends in one shoe: bootie, cut out, gladiator, wedge. Do what you will with them.