"Shoebooties": Hot Trend For Cold Weather

(CBS) As the weather gets colder, a new trend in shoes is really heating up the fashion world.

The latest wardrobe-booster is the "shoebooty," and women can't get enough of them.

Joanna Coles, editor-in-chief of Marie Claire magazine (http://www.marieclaire.com/), showed how to wear shoebooties with style, on The Early Show Tuesday.

They've become a staple in many women's closets, and Coles spotlighted some of the cutest and most affordable ones.

They're very versatile, and can be worn dressed up for work or a night out, or dressed down for a more casual environment.

The booties come in a variety of styles, which makes them easy to wear for women of all ages and leg shapes, Coles says.

But, she cautions -- not every woman can pull off every style. The boot is on the trendy side, so older women who want to go with this look should choose a more conservative or simple outfit and let the shoebooties be the trendy item they wear on a given day. It's a great look that's still very trendy and chic, but won't make you look childish. This is the best way to wear the look and not have it wear you.

When the booty is worn correctly, it can really elongate the leg: A dark-toned skinny pant or dark tights make the look really fluid, blending the pant into the boot and creating one long line. Since the bottom half of the body is much skinnier and fluid, you should pair it with a wider jacket or chunkier top.

One way to really "own" this look is to pair the booties with a brightly-colored pair of tights, or skinny pants. But word to the wise: This look isn't for everyone.

When considering this trend, women really need to think about the shape of their legs, and what will work best for them. If you have a skinny ankle, go with the lower booties -- they'll really show off your ankles and accentuate the shape of your entire leg. If your calves are on the bigger side, the lower booties will also be your best choice. They'll help elongate your leg and will draw less attention to your calves and emphasize the shape of your entire leg. If you have less shapely legs, opt for the higher booties -- they'll really help elongate your leg and won't put the focus on the shape of the leg, because the ankle will be covered up.

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