If there’s one celebrity who can look really cool in a pair of cage booties, that would be Gwen Stefani. The rocker mom actually has a pair that she loves wearing a lot. Can you guess what it is? Yes! Cage booties from Givenchy! She has been sporting them since last year, and we saw her wear them again while shopping at Barneys yesterday. She paired the heels with a black tank and printed white skinnies — a look that was insanely punk yet effortlessly fabulous.
Gwen Stefani looking cool in a pair of Givenchy cage ankle booties while leaving Barneys New York in Beverly Hills, California, on July 12, 2013
Unlike most cage booties that are made of laser-cut leather or cutouts, Gwen’s shoes are actually woven to create the cage or meshlike effect. They also feature wrap-around buckled straps at the ankles for added edge.
Givenchy Cage Booties, $1,550
Too bad they’re sold out because they’re really gorgeous. Nonetheless, we found 3 alternatives for you. Simply choose the pair that fits your budget.
1. Alexander McQueen Studded Leather Cage Booties, $1,147 (before: $2,295)
While this pair is just as pricey, it hits all the right notes if you want cage booties that offer a lot of edge. It doesn’t come with the wrap-around straps, but the brass studs are the perfect add-ons for that punk rock feel. It also looks sleeker and much more sophisticated.
2. Schutz Sid Webbed Booties, $275
If you want a slightly different look (or you just don’t like showing your toes), the Schutz Sid Webbed booties will do the trick. They’re not as edgy, but they’re a lot sexier. Besides, they’re much cheaper, too.
3. Pleaser Cage Booties, $174 (before: $200)
For ladies who want a sprinkle of glam into everything they wear, the Pleaser cage booties are your best bet. This pair features rhinestones all over, so you will definitely sparkle and steal the show.
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